Archives for November 22, 2008

What’s my Blog-style?

Per the Typealyzer I’m a Guardian:

The organizing and efficient type. They are especially attuned to setting goals and managing available resources to get the job done. Once they´ve made up their mind on something, it can be quite difficult to convince otherwise. They listen to hard facts and can have a hard time accepting new or innovative ways of doing things.
The Guardians are often happy working in highly structured work environments where everyone knows the rules of the job. They respect authority and are loyal team players.

Well, I could quibble around the edges, but that seems about right.  I think this is the digital equivalent of the sheepdog, and I do seem to fit that.

via WhiteCoat Rants

Wealthy Corporate Beggars and Congressional Hypocrites

Political post, feel free to skip.

The CEO’s of the Big 3 automakers went hat in hand before Congress to plead for unearned taxpayer dollars to continue their operations.  Apparently their plan was ‘give us 25Bn and we’ll see that it’s spent properly’.  As a business proposition that seems lacking, and thy were sent away empty handed.  Good.

But there was a bit of hypocritical theater by some goofy congressman, a ‘show of hands of those that came here on a biz jet’ or somesuch.  Of course, these CEO’s all make a heck of a lot of money and haven’t flown commercial since they were Senior VP’s.  This is common in the world of the Big Money CEO’s, and was a spectacularly tone-deaf thing to do when pleading for other peoples’ money as a handout.

Yet, the hypocrisy award goes to a congress which yearly racks up Trillion dollar deficits hectoring business owners for flying corporate jets.  I’d have given a lot of money to have one of the Big 3 CEOs ask “Congressmen, I’d like to see a show of hands of those who rode the bus to work, given the terrific job you’ve done of generating massive budget deficits”.

I can dream.