[Ads-l] piss on a rock; solutionizeify

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 28 13:12:24 EST 2019


Roger Stone on CNN:

"This indictment is thin as piss on a rock."

Cf. "rain like a cow pissing on a flat rock" (from WW2 at least).

Anand Giridharadas in Time (Feb. 4-11, 2019), 77:

"Hearing this, you may be tempted to do what your type loves to do:
solutionizeify."

'Pretend to seek or offer a solution; offer a supposed solution that is
inadequate or self-serving.'

JL
-- 
"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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