Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The Jobs Picture

“‘Weve frankly got enough psychologists and sociologists and political science majors and journalists. With all due respect to journalism, we’ve got enough. We have way too many,’ McCrory said . . . . He said we have too many lawyers too, adding that some mechanics are making more than lawyers.
“‘And journalists, did I say journalists?’

“‘People who can fix things and operate things and repair things, I’m envious of. That is a talent that is so valuable at this point in time. And there’s a shortage of people in those fields right now.’”

—North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, in Katie Arcieri’sGov. McCrory: We need fewer lawyers, fewer journalists and more truck drivers,” TriAdBizBlog, Sept. 25, 2014 

Editorial Comment: More politicians who can fix things and operate things, please.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Sidewalk Pastels on the Plaza

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