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“Political Savvy: How Not to Shoot Yourself in the Foot.”

“Mrs.  Johnson, you next appointment is here.”shoot-foot

“Thank you Marla, Please send him in.”

Mrs. Johnson, “Hello,”

Hi. Thank you for seeing me today.”

Mrs. Johnson, “Please; have a seat.”

“I see by your resume you are well qualified in finance and taxes?”

Yes, Ma’am.  

Mrs. Johnson, “And you worked for the IRS.”

“Ugh, yes, ma’am.”

Mrs. Johnson, “So you are the famous “Mr. Spock.”  Faris Fink of the IRS.  I guess you are looking for a job aren’t you?”

Faris Fink, “I can explain.  First I really appreciate the interview. What you heard about the scandal wasn’t all my doing. It was a lot of pressure from all depts. If you didn’t go along with it you could get fired.”

Mrs. Johnson, “Oh, Mr. Fink, I’m sorry. You thought I called you for a job interview? “

Faris Fink, “Well, yes. I sent in the application and my resume. I just assumed that is why you wanted to see me.”

Mrs. Johnson, “Mr. Fink. Did you enjoy playing Dr. Spock? What about line dancing?  And how about your hotel rooms? You know the $3,500.00 a night rooms? What about the hotel finder’s fees? Wasn’t it $27,000.00? Free tickets to Baseball games?  Don’t let me forget the $64,000 for gifts including bags and journals with the conference logo.

Mr. Fink, I did not call you in here for an interview. No. I called you in to tell you how much I don’t appreciate what you and your fellow IRS employees have done with my money, or the single mother who can’t pay her bills and the man who just lost his job. People are hungry and you are flying around looking for hotels to stay in that are considered “upgraded.”

The government slashed our military’s jobs, salaries and benefits; businesses are closing or firing employees due to the threat of Obamacare. The poor are poorer, the middle class is shrinking, and the elderly are losing medical care. This country has been through the worst financial crisis in decades and you are not only squandering our tax money on yourself, you are part of the most discriminating, shameful and repulsive scandal in the history of our nation.  You have ruined some of my friend’s lives with your underhanded, unscrupulous exploitation of personal information and long awaited extensions for answers concerning their applications for status of charity deductions.

Mr. Fink; I believe the corrupt distension of what you have done is far reaching; to the point of criminal activity.  I believe the scandals covering Washington reach the top in an effort to distract conservative, taxpaying Americans from the fraudulent election of 2012.

Mr. Fink; you are the last person I would ever hire for a job. You are now an untrustworthy, stained individual who will be fortunate if you are allowed to pick up trash. And you have no one to blame but yourself.

However, Mr. Fink, I am a Christian and one of your IRS targets who spent months being harassed, given unconscionable demands and even asked when I use the bathroom but I forgive you. I pray for God to open your heart to his truth showering his love upon your brokenness and that you will repent and change your unethical practices.

There is the door Mr. Fink. Use it.”



The Moral to this story is it only takes one choice or decision to ruin your life. Thank God we have a Savior.

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. “    Oscar Wilde

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Never Underestimate the Underlings

Loyalty comes in all shapes and sizes until questionable disruptions rise to the surface.

The definition of loyalty is: devoted attachment or affection for another, a feeling of allegiance.

The bond of sincerity or homage works both ways.  All parties involved uphold each other through integrity and honesty.  Such a relationship is of utmost importance and considered in some instances as almost sacred.

Often, one is considered a subject or subordinate to a person of notability or in a position of authority.

But….what happens when that trust is broken?

The person in authority may eliminate the subject quietly and subtlety from their life or remove them in a show of prestige.

The underling stands by observing the crumbling of their allegiance due to less than honest motivations. Drama unfolds before their very eyes leaving many questions unanswered.

As time passes information dribbles out like a leaky faucet. The underling remains devoted all the while analyzing data looming over the exposed jurisdiction.

Sometimes it is better to keep quiet.

Yet, for the inquisitive mind remaining subdued is not always easy.

Snooping around in the authority figures fans of admiration can place a mark on your forehead. Treason!  The underling is quickly viewed as the ultimate betrayer even if the drama is true.

The day arrives when the underling notices beady eyes and evil frowns staring as if your lunch splattered all over your face.

Co-workers stop texting.  Facebook friends un-friend you.  The few phone calls you received suddenly stop.

The next in line is the pink slip on your office desk from your most worthy ally; or so you thought.

How could you do this to me?” you scream at your boss.boss

“Sorry, but it wasn’t up to me” he says.

Then who? Who did this?”  Looking up at the ceiling and running his hands through his hair your boss avoids your hurt face.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” the underling screams and begins to weep.

“How could he? I have been his most loyal and ardent associate standing up for his actions and protocol even when I didn’t agree.  How about all those thhinnngggss I, well you know, sort of hid? What about risking my reputation, job and personal integrity for his fraudulent activities?

 I have given up my personal life, weekends and much time missed with my family to support his plans and this is what I get?”

“You were asking too many questions. We tried to tell you to keep your mouth shut. In this business challenging his motives or agenda is the wrong thing to do.”

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Months later the clout of seniority is fractured, crippled by his lack of involvement or incompetence.  Interrogations into lawlessness and illegal violations set the stage for a major breach of conduct. Practice of inequality, favoritism and the abuse of privacy are at the center of controversy.  Whose job is on the line now?

Incrimination becomes the name of the game. “Pass the buck” interferes with “the buck stops here.”  Directives begin at the top.  Lowly subjects carry little influence.  They only do what they are told.  Forget honesty and integrity.  Everyone else is a scapegoat.

Throwing an underling under anyone’s bus is not a good idea.

my boss is a carpenter






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Crisis of Technology or Scandals?

Lately I have been experiencing a crisis of technology. Appliances, cell phones, computers, etc. and me continue to war against each other. Either manufacture defects occur early on or one of these items breaks when my husband is gone on a trip.

As I use this old Acer laptop, my new Acer Aspire is boxed up and ready to be sent to Texas for a much needed hospital visit.

After countless on-line chats and phone calls to Acer, today was the day for emergency service.

The foreign agents who speak broken or very little English get as frustrated with me because I cannot understand them as I am that they continued to want to repeat the same repairs. Not so today. I am done trying their motives to repair my internet continually disconnecting itself from my network.

This inconvenient problem began from day one. Maintaining a website or page for any length of time past 15 minutes was almost non-existent.

Relaying my internal anger, the agent of whose name I can’t pronounce quickly noted the Aspire needs attention by repair support in Texas.

Blindsided by my many past experiences dealing with broken what-evers, he quickly noted I was not about to pay a dime to ship it either way. As he proceeded to inform me 3 times of “how sorry he was for my inconvenience” but that Acer was not responsible for the shipping, I informed him of the complaint I made last Thursday to the BBB of “ACER’S HORRIBLE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.”

Asking to speak to his Superior; 2 minutes later another Pakistani/Indian/Farcy speaking man politely said,

“Hello ma’am, Acer will be glad to pay for the shipping of your Acer product.”

As annoying as the last 3 months have been dealing with a broken extension of my arms it doesn’t compare to the White House scandals that continue to pile up. A broken piece of technology would be a reprieve for the scarlet laced staff.

Don’t think this is an “I told you so” but I told you God will not allow evil to stand especially when people are praying.

You can always count on a mistake(s) when wrongs are performed over and over. Eventually getting caught or the ripple effect of botched blunders somehow reaches the surface.

The ultimate blame game has hit the West Wing. Whether it is Benghazi, the IRS, Fast and Furious or now the AP media scandal, the truth is finally emerging.

And the Walls of Jericho came tumblin’ down.