Saturday, November 5, 2011


The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

However, in Government and the public service sector, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buy a stronger whip.

2. Change riders.

3. Appoint a committee to study the horse.

4. Arrange to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses - politicians love this one.

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

6. Reclassify the dead horse as living-impaired.

7. Hire outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

8. Harness several dead horses together to increase speed.

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

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

11. Declare that, since 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 live horses.

12. Rewrite the expected performance requirements for all horses.

13. Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.

Hey Team - Life on the road and a heavy work load finally took their toll that's why I slipped off the radar a couple days there. Back up for air but Mrs. StormBringer has a heavy list of honey-do's - there's at least a couple weeks more hard yakka comin' up . . . in the meantime enjoy:

Today's Bird



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