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Good morning Col Burroughs and Posse. Interesting topic and one of the few that I can actually start reciting quotes for even prior to bringing them up. Not sure what that says about me. (LOL)
Wits have both a positive and a negative connotation. When used properly, it pokes people into action when they need to get going and when used with too broad a stroke cuts them down and disheartens them so they cannot function. It must be used sparingly to have the full and proper effect. What we've seen of late is that many of those in leadership positions lack the ability; their efforts fall flat. What is worse is that our new way of regarding "witticisms" makes them subject to claims of harassment, misunderstandings, microaggressions, etc. This is unfortunate for us all.




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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Good ones Charlie.
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1LT Peter Duston
1LT Peter Duston
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Charlie the Philosopher!
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
4 mo
Outstanding!
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope that you are wise enough to apply your wit without insulting or offending any. I expect you realize that God weeps and Jesus wept as HE walked on this earth. There is no record of HIM laughing in mirth. Most often God laughs at what will befall the wicked ‘The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming’ [Psalm 37:12-13 ESV] Remember the wisdom of Solomon ‘a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;’ [Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV] my sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.

I lift the leaders of nations, states, counties, provinces, businesses and military organization in the USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Russia to YOU. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom to lead their nations and humility to be servant leaders. ‘Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.’ [Proverbs 9:9-10 ESV]
I pray that each adopted son and daughter of YOURS respects each person we interact with and does our best to respect all others – whether near or far, living or dead, and those yet-to-be-born. I pray LORD that YOU do all that is necessary for the POTUS Biden administration officials to begin to respect human life from conception through death. ‘My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.’ [Psalm 139:15-16 ESV]
LORD I lift the desperate, the homeless, the downtrodden, those abandoned by family, friends, church and government to YOU. I know that YOU are willing to move heaven and earth to aid the downtrodden, the poor, the widow, the widower and the orphan. For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” [Luke 18:4-8 ESV]
LORD YOU know what needs to be done to unjust leaders, judges, magistrates and legislators who reject YOUR wisdom to their risk as they ignore the pleas of the desperate, the downtrodden and those abandoned by family, friends and governments. ‘Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. [Isaiah 10:1-4 ESV]
I expect there is rejoicing and wit in the household of former President Donald J. Trump and his supporters and weeping and gnashing of teeth in Nancy Pelosi, and House impeachment managers and their supporters tonight. The acquittal of former President Donald J. Trump may well bring about more unity than the words of POTUS Joe Biden have achieved. 'Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight'. [Romans 12:15-16 ESV.]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Saturday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Sunday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ
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Maj Marty Hogan
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This: “Life is a battle of wits, and many people have to fight it unarmed.” — Evan Esar
This quote wins the Internet today Col. Happy Saturday- off to shovel and freeze to death....

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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Maj Marty Hogan - Be careful out there brother... Thanks for the quote today my friend.

“Wit, wits, or witty can take on a host of different meanings for us today. On this forum we have some witty individuals who can think of clever, but not rude or offensive, funny comebacks off the top of their head, making some people laugh. A leader with wit can be formidable and sharp. When you’re at your wits end, you can sometimes be puzzled, confused, and not knowing what to do next. We can be exhausted by problems. Here is a great quote for today’s message on ‘wit’. ‘We are trained to live by our wits, in any circumstance.’ — William Stephenson. No matter what the circumstances are may you always keep your wits; may your mind, body, and soul be opened to grace, goodness, peace, forgiveness, and a continued bountiful life of purpose; and keep your family safe, secure, happy, and healthy. Life can be a battle of wits – stand ready, poised, and confident.” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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1LT Peter Duston
1LT Peter Duston
4 mo
Life is much than a simple "battle of wits". It's a marvelous journey that I didn't fully appreciate when I was young but now am grateful for each day with it's enlightenment and personal growth helping others as we are called to do.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope that you are wise enough to apply your wit without insulting or offending any. I expect you realize that God weeps and Jesus wept as HE walked on this earth. There is no record of HIM laughing in mirth. Most often God laughs at what will befall the wicked ‘The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming’ [Psalm 37:12-13 ESV] Remember the wisdom of Solomon ‘a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;’ [Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV] my brother-in-Christ Maj Marty Hogan.

I lift the leaders of nations, states, counties, provinces, businesses and military organization in the USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Russia to YOU. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom to lead their nations and humility to be servant leaders. ‘Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.’ [Proverbs 9:9-10 ESV]
I pray that each adopted son and daughter of YOURS respects each person we interact with and does our best to respect all others – whether near or far, living or dead, and those yet-to-be-born. I pray LORD that YOU do all that is necessary for the POTUS Biden administration officials to begin to respect human life from conception through death. ‘My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.’ [Psalm 139:15-16 ESV]
LORD I lift the desperate, the homeless, the downtrodden, those abandoned by family, friends, church and government to YOU. I know that YOU are willing to move heaven and earth to aid the downtrodden, the poor, the widow, the widower and the orphan. For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” [Luke 18:4-8 ESV]
LORD YOU know what needs to be done to unjust leaders, judges, magistrates and legislators who reject YOUR wisdom to their risk as they ignore the pleas of the desperate, the downtrodden and those abandoned by family, friends and governments. ‘Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. [Isaiah 10:1-4 ESV]
I expect there is rejoicing and wit in the household of former President Donald J. Trump and his supporters and weeping and gnashing of teeth in Nancy Pelosi, and House impeachment managers and their supporters tonight. The acquittal of former President Donald J. Trump may well bring about more unity than the words of POTUS Joe Biden have achieved. 'Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight'. [Romans 12:15-16 ESV.]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Saturday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Sunday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
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“Life is a battle of wits, and many people have to fight it unarmed.” — Evan Esar
Try not to be unarmed.

A RallyPoint quote for the day:
Times flies like a bird on the wing, and fruit flies like a banana. -Woody Allen
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SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D
SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D
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Cool response.
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1LT Peter Duston
1LT Peter Duston
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That's funny!
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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I love that kind of signage - great for a smile!
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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I hope that you are wise enough to apply your wit without insulting or offending any. I expect you realize that God weeps and Jesus wept as HE walked on this earth. There is no record of HIM laughing in mirth. Most often God laughs at what will befall the wicked ‘The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him, but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming’ [Psalm 37:12-13 ESV] Remember the wisdom of Solomon ‘a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;’ [Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV] my brother-in-Christ 1SG Steven Imerman.

I lift the leaders of nations, states, counties, provinces, businesses and military organization in the USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, France, Israel, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Russia to YOU. I pray that YOU bless each with wisdom to lead their nations and humility to be servant leaders. ‘Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.’ [Proverbs 9:9-10 ESV]
I pray that each adopted son and daughter of YOURS respects each person we interact with and does our best to respect all others – whether near or far, living or dead, and those yet-to-be-born. I pray LORD that YOU do all that is necessary for the POTUS Biden administration officials to begin to respect human life from conception through death. ‘My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all my days were written in Your book and ordained for me before one of them came to be.’ [Psalm 139:15-16 ESV]
LORD I lift the desperate, the homeless, the downtrodden, those abandoned by family, friends, church and government to YOU. I know that YOU are willing to move heaven and earth to aid the downtrodden, the poor, the widow, the widower and the orphan. For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” [Luke 18:4-8 ESV]
LORD YOU know what needs to be done to unjust leaders, judges, magistrates and legislators who reject YOUR wisdom to their risk as they ignore the pleas of the desperate, the downtrodden and those abandoned by family, friends and governments. ‘Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey! What will you do on the day of punishment, in the ruin that will come from afar? To whom will you flee for help, and where will you leave your wealth? Nothing remains but to crouch among the prisoners or fall among the slain. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still. [Isaiah 10:1-4 ESV]
I expect there is rejoicing and wit in the household of former President Donald J. Trump and his supporters and weeping and gnashing of teeth in Nancy Pelosi, and House impeachment managers and their supporters tonight. The acquittal of former President Donald J. Trump may well bring about more unity than the words of POTUS Joe Biden have achieved. 'Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight'. [Romans 12:15-16 ESV.]
I pray that you and your family members sleep well Saturday night and will awake refreshed and healthy on Sunday morning.
By the power and authority of the Name above all names, Jesus the Christ
FYI COL Mikel J. Burroughs PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell
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