Friday, August 12, 2011

Warning! Beware of a malignant virus.....

Warning! Beware of a malignant virus.....

Warning, be on the look-out for one of the most destructive problems to infect an organization. It is more insidious than a common computer virus spawned in some 14 year olds bedroom and even more malicious than a Trojan from Nigeria. This destructive and contagious virus has been the downfall of many well intended projects. It has been the cause of entire church congregations to splinter and divide. We all know of instances where whole families have been torn apart by this seed of evil.

We need to learn to identify and eradicate this malignant malady before it infects the entire system.

What is the problem? In short, Envy, Enmity, Ego. The BIG I, little you. We know best and you are a threat.

"Everything is destroyed by its own particular vice: the destructive power resides within. Rust destroys iron, moths destroy clothes, the worm eats away the wood; but greatest of all evils is envy, impious habitant of corrupt souls, which ever was, is, and shall be a consuming disease." -- Menander (342 BC-292 BC)

Symptoms and warning signs.

• Jealousy and enmity over the success of others. Some early warning signs are sarcastic remarks (side-ways anger) about someone's performance or position.

• Gossip and back-biting. Repeating hear-say stories that are unflattering or negative.

When we sow seeds of discontent or focus on our differences and not on the things that unite and join us we seriously undermine our primary purpose. When we allow personalities to become more important than our principles we are headed for disastrous consequences. We must always be mindful to keep principles before personalities.

Preventive measures:

• Avoid Toxic people. Anyone that is always complaining or seldom has anything nice to say about their fellows.

• Avoid Rats. One of the most virulent strains of toxic people, the gossip. Shun anyone who has a tale to tell about a mutual acquaintance that they don't like.

• Evaluate information. Is it True? Is it Good? Is it Beautiful?

• Monitor own behavior. This is the hard one. Frequently take a moral inventory and ask yourself a few simple questions; Am I part of the solution or part of the problem? If people knew what I was thinking, would it be helpful or harmful? When was the last time I offered words of encouragement to an associate.

• Resist the temptation to argue your opinions against someone's ideology. Stay focused on facts. It's hard to argue with facts and the left will just resort to name calling and do you really want that?

• Focus on what you love. Love attracts while Hate repels.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "We may not have come on the same boat, but we are all in the same boat now."

OH, how we wish that we could boast of never being guilty of passing on this dread virus, but I fear that most of us have been guilty far oftener that I care to admit. We must remain always on the alert, and remember, when we have a finger to point at others, that three are pointing back. If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


We're in serious deep doo-doo, time to stop digging.

Baron M.A. Rothschild wrote, "Give me control over a nation's currency and I care not who makes its laws."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Daily Dump

Who said, "Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas." Joe Biden or Joe Stalin? (See answer at bottom)

I just finished reading the very excellent response to Joe Biden's inflammatory comments when he compared grassroots activists to "terrorists" and "hostage takers." While I whole heartedly agree with all of the sentiments expressed in their reply, I don't see any future in meeting with the Vice-President for the purpose of civil discourse.

Joe Biden has made a career out of being an empty suit and a buffoon. In my studied opinion, any attempt at an apology on his part would hold about as much credibility as, well, . . . comparisons fail me . . . . Joe Biden!

Let's face it, he is the best insurance policy that Barry Hussein could buy. But that's just my opinion.

August 3, 2011
It was revealed Monday by Politico that Vice-President Joe Biden, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, and other lawmakers referred to the tea party as "terrorists" during a heated discussion on the debt ceiling debate. From Politico:

Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.

“We have negotiated with terrorists, ” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.”

Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists.”

The St. Louis Tea Party condemns the comparison of private citizens who desire fiscal restraint in Washington to murderous terrorists who have killed thousands of Americans world-wide.

"It's reprehensible to me that our Vice-President and other elected leaders would make such a grotesque analogy when in just over a month we will mark the tenth anniversary of the worst attack on American soil," remarks Dana Loesch, Co-Founder of the St. Louis Tea Party.

"It's an insult to Americans and the Democratic process to refer to dissenting Americans in such a way," says Bill Hennessy, St. Louis Tea Party Co-Founder. "Are our elected leaders so out of touch with what terrorism actually is that they are willing to defame, by way of analogy, a vast group of people? We have members who lost friends to terrorists in the 9/11 attacks. We do not have any members who have lost friends due to peaceful protest."

"It is tone-deaf and offensive," says Jen Ennenbach, media liaison of the St. Louis Tea Party. Other grassroots activists have expressed equal dismay at having their peaceful efforts to raise awareness of government excess compared to the likes of Jihadis. “The fact that the Vice President, or any other elected official would say this of American Citizens clearly shows they are still living in an alternate reality.”

The St. Louis Tea Party asks that Vice-President Biden, Rep. Doyle, and other lawmakers who have defamed grassroots activists by calling them "terrorists," "hostage takers," and other pejoratives to apologize for their careless remarks. The St. Louis Tea Party also extends to Vice-President Biden an invitation to meet with them and other grassroots groups so he can see how peaceful dissent is a cornerstone of, not a threat to, our Republic.

(Answer: Both said it, Joseph Stalin said it first and then Joe Biden plagiarized it.)