Thursday, October 18, 2012

Binders Full of Women

“And I—and I went to my staff, and I said, ‘How come all the people for these jobs are—are all men.’ They said: ‘Well, these are the people that have the qualifications.’ And I said: ‘Well, gosh, can't we—can't we find some—some women that are also qualified?’ And—and so we—we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women's groups and said: ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.” Binders full of women.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

”BROKE” Thoughts

   


After watching ESPN's 30 FOR 30 DOCUMENTARY…."BROKE", I have a few thoughts: It was sobering, somewhat depressing, revealing, and informative. The biggest challenge that athletes face is the ability to say "No". Saying NO can be applied to common everyday folks as well.

my thoughts @ this:

If I were a celebrity athlete who just signed a large contract, this is what I would do:
Yes, I would take care of my parents and grandparents. I pay houses off and buy them a brand spanking used car. [I'm not crazy about buying a new car even for myself].

Yes. I would throw a few coinage to my brother and first cousins….there will be strings attached. If they want to receive money from me, then they will be required to take a financial stewardship course, such as Financial Peace University sponsored by Dave Ramsey.

Yes. I would help out a FEW friends, given that they complete a financial stewardship course as well.

If loan are to be given, a promissory note will accompany. Small loans will be given with minimal interest. Larger loans may be given with collateral. Very few to no unsecure loans will be given.
When possible, instead of giving loans, I would give out small jobs (handyman work, etc)

Thought of the Day- Taxing Churches

Speaking with a co-worker yesterday about the Presidential Debate….and he proposed that we should tax churches to help the country get out of debt.   I posed the question to a few friends and here are the responses.....


I suspect the guy that said that was some sort of atheist and had no idea what he was talking about and thus makes his point mute
-liz


If I wasn't saved, I would say, "Hell Naw." But because I have been bought with a price by the blood of Jesus Christ, I will politely say, "No, we decline." For it wasn't the church who helped the country obtain this debt. In addition, the church often funds programs that should be government sponsored.



-vinny


Part of the problem is, Churches are trying to be part of the political arena and lending their support for candidates. In these cases, the church is NOT separated from the Government and as such, subjects itself to taxation. I say, let the Church be the Church and pray for God's leadership and intervention in our lives and the lives of those who govern.Stay safe, Stay right….stay out of other folks' business………
-Ed