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Dec 28, 2003
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MO Ozarks
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, 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 horses.

5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be

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

9. Providing additional funding and/or training to
increase 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 live horses.

12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements
for all horses.

And of course the favorite...

13. Promoting the dead horse to a management position.
Makes you wonder why so many parents are going to the home schooling system; doesn't it.