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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Is it really 2012???

If I had known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself!



Snow birds

We have just a slight skift of this so far. And I'm hoping we get no more! I love global warming!


I thought to pass on this observation about Congress. Maybe 2012 will be politically better . . . who
am I kidding?

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians includes this advice: "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."


However, in government more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:


1. Buying a stronger whip.


2. Changing riders.


3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.


4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.


5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.


6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.


7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.


8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.


9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance.


10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.


11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly,  carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.


12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.


And, of course...


13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.


-- Author unknown


Hat tip to Claudia!

Also works well in large corporations......


"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them." - Karl Popper

“It’s the presumption that Obama knows how all these industries ought to be operating better than people who have spent their lives in those industries, and a general cockiness going back to before he was president, and the fact that he has no experience whatever in managing anything. Only someone who has never had the responsibility for managing anything could believe he could manage just about everything.” - Thomas Sowell in Reason Magazine