A few of my new readers have asked where I come by my snarky titles for the posts I write. I suppose I should keep it a secret, but the conceit of the titles will be obvious if you go back through about a year of them because you will almost assuredly recognize many of the titles as "song titles". I love music from all genres and have more than 10,000 cuts of music on my nearly full iPod Classic. While I listen to it all, I don't necessarily love each piece of the music, but I've been known to invest money in a song just for its title, and I know that I will eventually use it in a post. The clowns are everywhere, the "silly season" is now 24/7, and this creates a nearly endless list of possible topics upon which to write. Sometimes I will just write a post to use a song title. It is never an empty post, but I could probably reduce my posts by one-third and still manage to communicate effectively. But, the allure of great song titles is captivating and so the writing continues at its current pace.
Thank you all for your continued reading and your continued support of my site. I wish I could just pack up and freeze the site today for posterity, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen anytime soon. The dark knights of the business community are out there poised to reign in our pensions, followed then by a reign of terror in their own businesses. Lest you doubt what I am saying, you only need to look at the group called "Fix PERS Now". While you won't learn too much from their web site, it is informative to look at the groups supporting "Fix PERS Now". Dig deeply and see how many big, publicly traded, and privately held Oregon-based corporations are on the list. You can be certain that by lending their support (and money) to this effort, that pensions, as we know them, are soon going to be as common as the dodo bird.