jtaylor's picture
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 8:53am

Buzz phrases drive me crazy. Here's a bunch I've recently heard as well as my buzz medication -- some politically incorrect redefinitions.

  • "Tax hikes are off the table." --- Everything's available for a price.

  • "We'll rely on wraparound services." --- Since my budget is shot, I'll find someone else's to raid.

  • "We'll talk with key stakeholders." --- We''ve already made our decision, so let's create a blame blanket for the consequences.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 1:21pm

Well, well, well, my precious husband got a speeding ticket on Monday! And he says I need driving lessons? I feel vindicated!

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 7:16am

Been inside jail twice -- best kind of visits -- before one opened in Brooklyn, N.Y., in the 1970s and before Fresno's "mail jail" opened in 1989. Antiseptic and eerie.

Heard one Fresno County supervisor say a few years ago that all jail food should be concocted into a single biscuit, and that inmates should be forced to pedal bicycles that would somehow generate electricity. Kind of a "must work for food" thing.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:50am

I figure I know about as much about being a grandfather as I do about appreciating acorns. So it was a good thing I got an education, of sorts, about both last weekend in the mountains of El Dorado County, east of Sacramento.

Lesson Ouch: It's better that the really large and hard acorns hit the roof of a fire engine rather than your head. Learned that one while hauling folding chairs from a fire department for use at a baby shower. Finding spiders up the pants' leg was wisdom gained later.

wholderman's picture
Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 5:01pm

"...Youuuuu need to be quiet" I said to my husband as I was coming to a stop light. He was obviously the passenger and indicated I was driving too "jerky"...I was thinking-"I'll show you jerky"...mmmm, I should have gunned it when the light turned green!