Phil at Racing in the Street has uncovered a handy guide to jargon, explicating many common words such as empowerment, diversity, best practices and grassroots. (May I also suggest solutions, connective and the ever-popular kickoff… not to mention gratuitous italicization of jargony words?)
(While I’m on the subject of ill-considered words — how about penultimate, a word that really has no business ever being introduced into a normal conversation under most circumstances because of its high tendency to being used incorrectly?)
Jennifer at Cookin’ in the ‘Cuse recaps last week’s visit to Syracuse by food activists Alice Waters and Judy Wicks.
At his blog, Sean cries out for coffee justice at Wegmans.
Steve, writing at Groovy Green, marvels at today’s college student accommodations. (Bet they get free coffee.)
Alan at GenX at 40 comments on last week’s firing of Syracuse city employees over residency requirements – which is unconstitutional in Canada.
iSaratoga writes about Spitzer and Bruno and how the Sport of Kings is being affected by the Sport of Jokers in Albany. (Also included is commentary on a disgruntled citizen who once dumped a 55-gallon drum of chicken poop in front of the state Court of Appeals. I hadn’t ever heard that story. I do not recommend that course of action for the disgruntled, but thought it worth noting.)
CNY Political Insider reports on a Democratic Oneida County clerk who’s defying Spitzer’s plan to give drivers’ licenses to immigrants without Social Security numbers. And on Rochester Turning, a look at how the Monroe County GOP is bringing the xenophobia on the immigration issue.