Saturday, November 09, 2013

Hey Rich Kinder!....Are You Hiding Our Sparkle Ponies Under Your Bed?


From Dina Elboghdady's WaPo blog:

Two CEOs received upwards of $1 billion in fiscal 2012 — a record for a single year, according to the 11-year-old GMIRatings pay survey. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook landed in the top slot with $2.28 billion, and Richard Kinder, co-founder of the energy pipeline company Kinder Morgan, followed with $1.12 billion...


I guess some of those boys from Enron really were the smartest guys in the room.

And all those smarts sure were on display when the predecessors to the Snooklandians currently running things in Victoria kept the public (and the BCUC) at bay just as the giving away of said Sparkle Ponies first began in earnest.

Tip O' The Toque to Merv Adey on the Twittmachine for the heads-up.



Norm Farrell said...

I fear the compensation consultants hired by publicly owned corporations will be adding Kinder Morgan to the executive comparator group of organizations they use.

Instead of paying the BC government's boardroom stars a million bucks a year, we'll be paying them hundreds of millions.

RossK said...


Will they even stop there...


Will they start offering massive P3 stock options?


North Van's Grumps said...

Hmmmm, are you suggesting, Rossk, that another name for Enron is......:

A kinder Enron

Anonymous said...

RossK- I'd like to say don't give them any ideas...

but--their minds are beautiful--dark, but beautiful.

We should have signed a pre-nup.

Can you even imagine the intensely sublime pleasure they enjoy, having out-foxed the thinkers? It's got to be richly narcotic.

Rafe said that if they won, corks would be popping across the board rooms of this province, or something like that. SH

How 'bout we make our fiefdom official with a ceremony?

I suggest an en masse genuflection, wallets open to the Gods...

RossK said...


Why, yes I am.


Gentler too.





We weren't even allowed to make an appearance at the shotgun wedding.


Anonymous said...

SH here, I inserted "SH" too early, jumpy screen at this end...

I was thinking back to the Golden age of Davey...but back then we were too busy getting the static out of our polyester...
and making plant things out of jute.

RossK said...



I guess we could take solace in the fact that, if we did open our wallets to their Gods, that those damn plastic 20's would not even start to burn in their underground lairs with the double hockey sticks (both blades facing right) over the doors.

(apologies for the sloppy-drum metaphors...Am a little punchy after reading the grants of fellow science geeks for the last 36 hours straight)


Anonymous said...

RossK said...

Thanks Anon-Above