I am an encourager. I spend my time and energies trying to be positive, sending good vibes out into the world. I will tease but never intentionally be negative because negative words never encourage nor ever achieve the goal that were intended by them.
This weekend I had two people that I know,try to convince someone that the actions he was taking was sinful but failed. They were negative toward him and spoke words that I and some people would consider hate speech. But it wasn’t I was told because they were “leading him to the light”.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” – Ephesians 4:19 NIV
Why were the people I know failures in their attempt to change one persons pattern “leading him to the light”?
Because you can’t lead by just words! You have to lead by actions. You have to realize that it is up to the person to WANT TO CHANGE. You calling them names, will not change them. You can’t make a person stop drinking if they don’t make the first move themselves. You can’t change a person who lies to you straight to your face.
THEY HAVE TO WANT TO CHANGE!!
You also can’t make someone change if you tear them down without building them back up. I know a bunch of people who would rather beat me down, than lift me up.
So the next time you want to tear someone down, come to me first. I have a LOT of faults and I will admit them all.
I will defend my brothers and sisters in the world. I may never be rich, but the love, support and HUMANITY that I HAVE will make me the richest man alive.
Who wants to take the first shot?
Didn’t think so.
They cried out that she is a “public figure” and that she has lost all protections because she wanted to speak out, and yet they refused to let her because of what she would say.
They started a smear campaign, like plenty other ones done in the past, looking for an ex-boyfriend, an ex-girlfriend, something to smear her like they have smeared others in the past.
They looked to their spiritual and holiest of leaders to tear her down, to Swift Boat her, like they did to John Kerry, (what a brilliant campaign that was). He said that she was a slut, and that she deserved it. He called her a whore, and that she deserved it. He wanted video posted of her having sex. If he was going to pay for it, he was going to get something out of it
What kind of man does this?
A bully, that’s who, Limbaugh’s hate has no true boundaries because it can’t. His ultimate goal is simply to rile up leaning on the right Republicans to vote. A man who has more money than sense, a man that once said:
“Too many whites are getting away with drug use…Too many whites are getting away with drug sales…The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them, and send them up the river, too.”
Unless the white man is you Rush. Then you plead out because of the money that you do have. Yup, you dodged the draft, because you didn’t want to go to Vietnam. You believe in the marriage, yet you’ve been divorced three times.
The current group of Republican candidates is reason # 2 why the Republican’s won’t win the White House.
As each day tickets by the Republican electorate has the ability to choose the one that will represent them to rally them back to take back the White House.
And yet, they don’t care.
With every caucus and primary, a smaller percentage of the core shows up, totally unhappy with the current crop of right wingers.
The old timers, the one who sit back and say that because a member has served his time and does his duty, have determined that no matter what happens Mitt Romney will be their banner bearer.
And yet Mitt Romney is about as electable as Michael Dukakis.
Yup, I said it. I brought out the last time the Dems brought out a standard bearer that absolutely had no chance of winning. Mitt Romney has no chance of winning. All of these missteps will be put front and center in the general campaign.
I could bring up the lines how he likes “firing people” but does anyone remember this Mittdoozie:
“Her positions are not terribly relevant to my campaign.” – Mitt Romney May 10th, 2007
Yup, that was the candidate talking about his OWN WIFE, after she made a contribution to Planned Parenthood.
Gingrich has more wives than Rush and will fold his campaign up after Super Tuesday.
I like Ron Paul for his domestic plans, but his foreign policy is somewhere between drooling old man and the man who runs down the old folks home without pants & underwear.
And Santorium, I just want to hug him and just look into his eyes and tell him that he is still made of wood and he would have to pray real hard for him to be a real boy. He couldn’t buy a clue.
Show me as an independent, that I could see , a reason that any of these four candidates would realistically win the White House, show me that they have my varied views in mind, and I and other moderates will come out voting for them like we voted for W and Clinton (the first time). Give me a reason.
The electoral map is reason #3 why the Republican’s won’t win the White House.
Obama will win the liberal coasts and the rust belt, while the Republican nominee will win the heartland. There isn’t a roadmap out there where they can switch enough states to win.
Final March prediction: Obama 292 Republican 246 and 4 more years will happen.
The better question since we know through polarization of the Republican party, through the lack of a quality candidate and a tough electoral map the Republican’s won’t win the 2012 presidential election, is this:
Who will run on BOTH sides in 2016. That is if the end of the world doesn’t happen…
I’m part of a group of individuals who support something.
Recently on the non official FB group, one individual has found a way to isolate everyone around. Problems of the group include egos, fear and lack of information
Another group of people I know have become the most self destructive group ever. Once again it’s a combination of ego, fear and self importance.
I left both groups because there are more important things in my life than drama. I have two wonderful kids, a WONDERFUL wife and a job, that even though it has drama, understands me for who I am and lets me succeed.
Today I’ve been given two e-mails one from each group asking me “Where have you been, we miss you!” Read more…
Sometimes it is necessary to put everything out where somebody could see it. But then people started to read my words and some wanted sunshine and lollipops. Life isn’t sunshine and lollypops. It is hard work and misery. It is laughter and luck. It sure as hell isn’t easy.
Recently, I’ve had to reexamine priorities and what I wanted in my world and life.
My wants and needs outweigh my time and money. So I cut back on some things and worked harder on others. It is paying off.
Someday, I will be able to write without fear of reprisal, but until that day, know that I am still around, waiting for another joyous moment with friends and family.
With love and hope….
There are plenty of people in this world that I know are cheating. Cheating on their wives, jobs, poker etc. But the worst are those who “claim” that they “didn’t read the rules” or that they “just didn’t know”.
They try and find every advantage that they can get so that they can cheat.
And their INCREDIBLE SHOCK at getting caught.
Look, if you feel that you have the intestinal fortitude to cheat, when I point it out and your face turns BRIGHT RED and you point your head to the ground, I KNOW YOU ARE LYING TO ME!
But I am the better man.
Cause I knew your kid wasn’t 8, yet I still let him hunt in the Easter egg hunt, and in the 5,000 eggs, your cretin found the one lucky egg that had the bike in it.
I’m not mad because I couldn’t stop you from lying.
I’m not mad because I can’t make you prove your son was under 8 at the time of the Easter Egg hunt.
What I can be mad about is the thousand other kids who were between 6 and 8 that were denied a bike because of your greed.
I can be mad that you took advantage of the system.
And now that I told you how much of a sob you are, here is your son’s new bike.
He’s too big for it anyway?
How about that for irony?
You lose, I WIN!
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