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Dear Michael,

It is very hard to stop a lady of Irish descent from any course of action I
should know I am married to one with two sisters and a mother.

I have alwasy found that retreating to teh garage helps

John Nichols

At 12:22 17/03/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Will someone stop this Kathleen O'Brien, I'm not getting any work done
>Michael Donoghue
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>Date: 17 March, 1998 3:24 AM
>Subject: Government Wisdom
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>From: LoriAdaz <LoriAdaz(--nospam--at)> (by way of Christopher Schmidt)
>Subject: Government Wisdom
>Government Wisdom
>Dakato tribal wisdom says that when you discover you are riding a
>dead horse, the best strategies is to dismount.  However, in
>government we often try other strategies with dead horses, including
>the following:
>1.   Buying a stronger whip.
>2.   Changing riders.
>3.   Saying things like "This is the way we always have ridden this
>4.   Appointing a committee to study the horse.
>5.   Arranging to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses.
>6.   Increasing the standards to ride dead horses.
>7.   Appointing a Tiger team to revive the dead horse.
>8.   Creating a training session to increase our riding ability.
>9.   Comparing the state of dead horses in today's environment.
>10.  Pass legislation declaring the "This dead horse is not dead".
>11.  Blaming the horse's parents
>12.  Harnessing several dead horses together for increased speed.
>13.  Declaring that "No horse is too dead to beat".
>14.  Providing additional funding to increase the horse's performance.
>15.  Do a Cost Analysis to see if contractors can ride it cheaper.
>16.  Procure a commercial design dead horse.
>17.  Declare the horse is a "better, faster and cheaper" dead horse.
>18.  Form a quality circle to find uses for dead horses.
>19.  Revisit the performance requirements for horses.
>20.  Say this horse was procured with cost as an independent variable.
>21.  Study the horse farm on which the dead horse was born.
>22.  Promote the dead horse to a supervisory position.