Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Life's Lessons

You cannot have your cake and eat it too

America's States and municipalities have forgotten that truism, and what they're stuck with is a moldy slice of cake with fetid frosting. For too long they've ran on the premise that you can pay people less now (better for waving the budget flag) with the promise of high, unsustainable pensions in the future. Instead of being forced to take a hard look at payroll (as traditional companies must do) they kicked the can down the road by offering up retirement plans that, in some cases, offered greater compensation than the employees earned in a career. We've now kicked the can to a dead-end. Ooops.

Those in Glass Houses should not throw stones

Conde Nast Portfolio deems Exxon's future "shaky". Then they promptly fold while Exxon experiences record growth.

Don't point out the speck in your neighbor's eye when there's a beam in your own

Liberals calling out GOP "radicalism" on climate change while their faith-based system is taking hits is laughable.

Told often enough a lie becomes the truth.

At least, Jessee Jackson is hoping so, as he continues to try and remain a political player.

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

This had the potential to be a good story on money in politics and specificially on 501(c)4 groups that are allowed to have their donor lists remain anonymous. Then the New York Times couldn't help themselves and it devolved into a hit-piece against Republicans. As the journalism hole deepens you have to wonder at what point they're going to put down the shovel?

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