JOHNSON: Well, in -- in California, we have to weigh what we call aggravating and mitigating factors.
Soaring food prices are identified as an aggravating factor.
What I find both amazing and aggravating is that those who insist on what they euphemistically call “single payer healthcare” refuse to even discuss the propriety of those who have preexisting conditions, or persist in the negative behaviors that lead to diseased conditions, paying higher premiums in exchange for their not being denied coverage.
One is unique to Germany: the preposterous voting system that tries to meld proportional representation with first-past-the-post constituencies and succeeds in aggravating the weaknesses of both.
Death is dreary enough at best, but I never could see any sense in aggravating its horrors by stupid funeral customs.