Saturday, June 12, 2004

Shari (3:16 ) Handley words of wisdom, or how to dis another member

The fly wonders what the youth group 3:16 would think of Shari Handley's comments toward others.

Shari Handley in all her glory.

In our experience, Shari has rarely minced her words in public forums, so
its not surprising she behaves the same in "private". Herewith, a small
sampling of "the wit and wisdom of Shari Handley", all the result of 5 to
10 minutes searching on USGENWEB-ALL and submitted by a reader:

"Who is it that has been filling our mailboxes with this endless drivel?
You have become a sad parody of yourself. My God, don't you have anything
else to do? I've deleted, like, 20 message from you, all coming in rapid
succession, all saying. Step away from the computer for 5 minutes or so,
before you end up the Repetitive Stress Injury Poster Girl ." [16 Sept

"This (non)-issue won't tear the USGenWeb Project, just as all the
previous brouhahas haven't torn it apart. Not that there won't be those
who will continue to try! When this manufactured "problem" is resolved,
or dies mercifully on its own, it'll only be a matter of time before one
of the "malcontents" starts braying about something else ("Hey! So-and-so
did/said/didn't do/didn't say such-and-such! waaah! WAAAH!")" [16 Sept

"You really seem to have inflated your importance in all of this, as
though you are some Essential Force To Be Reckoned With. What makes you
think that you represent the rest of us and that we need you to "come to
an agreement" for us with Megan or the Board? Let us speak for ourselves
-with our vote. If we don't like the bylaws, we'll vote no. If we do,
we'll vote yes. Megan and the Board, I'm sure, don't have the time or the
inclination to get into endless back-and-forth messaging with every
self-righteous, self-appointed Savior of The Project. All you've been
doing is cluttering up our mailboxes with your pompous, ceaseless puffery.
If you are trying to "win people over" to your point of view, I would
submit that never-ending, petulant whining is not the way to get it done.
" [29 May 1998]

Hoo! Wait a minute - wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes . . .
Sniff! Ok. Apparantly, what is Good For the Goose is *not* Good For the
Gander, then, right? No matter what kind of spin you try to put on it,
there is still "something rotten in the state of Denmark". In the
medical field, we'd say you have a "high serum porcelain" (that's a crock,
in layman's terms)." [1 July 1998]

"This guy sounds like he thinks the world is hanging breathlessly waiting
for his Next Official Utterance!" [31 May 1998]

[Interestingly enough, the records also indicate that as recently as
November 1998, Shari was vocally in favor of the Board conducting all its
business publicly and going into "executive session" only rarely and for
specific purposes. Guess those specific purposes include talking nasty
about fellow volunteers.]

Seems wendell (beg me to stay) Taylor had his hand in the bid to remove Laura Cook as SC in Georgia.

The fly on the wall heard Wendell (beg me to stay in gagenweb) Taylorw as also part of the recent faction to have yet another SC removed from gagenweb.

The fly wonders if Wendell (beg me to stay) Taylor knows about KARMA!

The recent SC was removed for performing his job exactly as stated in the message below from then National Coordinator piglet.

From: "Laura Bosshart"
Subject: State Coordinator Problems
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 1998 13:10:42 PST

Hi all...
I regret I am having mail problems with my regular account. I can not
reply through it but seem to be able to download the mail through my
hotmail account. Just wanted to explain the different address first.

Now..just to show I'm not above reproach, I am posting this, to my state
list, as requested by Megan.

I am curious why things of this nature are not posted to this list..
There was another complaint to the USGENWEB-ALL list along a similar
line, but stating that neither the county page was updated, nor did they
receive any assistance regarding the adoption.

While it is true there was an internal mixup here with Charles' new
email address, all of these problems could have been solved if they had
been posted to this list, so that all 3 of us could have seen it.

I have had problems with my mail and people have changed isps. I know I
am guilty of having sent some things to the wrong address when people
have changed isp's. But this list is the one common place where we are
all subscribed, and whether I continue on as SC or not,(I say that
because there has been a lot of confusion over adoptions for a few
months and as a result, I am one of the "problem coordinators" listed
below..) it should be used to voice problems like this so that solutions
can be found.

Laura Cook
Date forwarded: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 13:51:58 -0800 (PST)
Date sent: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 15:52:49 -0600
From: "Ms. Piglet"
Organization: USGenWeb

Wyndell Taylor wrote:> >
> Megan, I know it is a bad time to bring up the possibilty ofanother
> problem. Have you heard from the Georgia State Coordinator,Laura Cook,
> lately? No, I haven't....
There are two state coordinators that we're having real problemswith
(my definition of "real problem" being that my mailbox isfilling with
complaints both from ccs and the public that they areunaccessible or
unresponsive). We've another that answers mail well, but has
with what I think is the common perception of a statecoordinator's job:
doesn't think it's their job to deal with county pages thatdon't meet
standards, or aren't updated, or are just plain abandoned.
Since the method that was used to deal with a similar situationwas less
than optimum, perhaps we need to develop another method ofdealing with
this situation.When there's this much problem, it might be a good thing
coordinators were willing to publicly state that they are having
problems, so they can be worked out or a clear solution found
(especially when it's this widespread). It really *is*difficult for me
the board to handle the situation on the basis of mail thatcomes to me
with "you can't tell even the board it's me that said this".
People, if you aren't willing to stand up and say "HEY I GOT APROBLEM"
public, it isn't fair to ask other folks to remove somebody fromtheir
because you're unhappy.
That said....let the discussion of who's got problems with whobegin.
Perhaps a public discussion that that many people have gotspecific
problems with the way an SC does or doesn't do their job willlead to
correcting the problem; if not, then other steps may have to betaken. I
doubt we've got ANY SC that at least one cc doesn't have aproblem with
least in states with more than 50 counties), and that's okay. What we
want to look at is those places where it's a majority
Megan Zurawicz, National Coordinator USGenWeb