Ixnay on the Acism-ray

If I have to hear one more time how Bishop Alphonse Gallegos, being put up by the Sacramento Catholic diocese for sainthood, was “known as the ‘lowrider’ bishop“, I’m not sure what I’ll do but it will be full of righteous indignation. Has anyone actually heard the phrase “barrio bishop” or “lowrider bishop” before, say, this weekend? I only remember him being called “Bishop Gallegos” or “the Auxiliary Bishop” or “Alphonse” (non-Catholics my think that’s a joke, but there’s actually this one prayer during mass that goes “Jesus this Jesus that blah blah bow your heads, [INSERT FIRST NAME OF BISHOP].”)

While we’re at it, can we re-re-name the Alhambra Blvd. Safeway store “Alhambra Safeway,” and reserve the word “ghetto” for its literal meaning, namely the part of town reserved for mistreated minorities.

On second thought, this may be a losing cause. Check out this screenshot of Merriam-Webster’s and the Google ads I got when I searched for the snarky real definition of “ghetto.” Ugh.

Author: CoolDMZ

"X-ray vision to see in between / Where's my kimono and my time machine?"

4 thoughts on “Ixnay on the Acism-ray”

  1. Yea, I agree with CoolDMZ, the new Ghetto Safeway on 19th is really much nicer than the old Ghetto Safeway on Alhambra. The new one is really more deserving (locationally) to be considered the Ghetto Safeway.

    Or was that not the point you were trying to make?


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