- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:23
- David Whalen
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I’m I lost a friend the other day on Facebook. Normally if I lose a Facebook friend, no big deal, because I have never met them or have only a superficial relationship with them. I have been friends with this lady for over twelve years. Close friends. We got our start by helping each other through bad breakups, and we stayed solid for years.
Unfortunately she’s a super lib. I never found that to be a problem because my love for her as a person had always been bigger than any sort of political affiliation. She didn’t feel the same apparently. She stated that she’ll be my “in-person” friend, but not on Facebook. Sounds fine, but we both know that she’ll never know when I’m in town.
- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 20:42
- David Whalen
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My mother married a guy against my objections when I was young. One of the reasons I objected was because when he met me he assured me, out of the blue, "I would never hurt your mother." Over the next few years I got to witness my mom come home from the bar with this guy, where he would beat the crap out of her on a fairly regular basis.
That is past and done but was an important part of my life and I hold no grudge.
When Barack Obama says “I’m not a dictator,” I know he would like nothing more than to be a dictator, as we can determine by his actions alone.
What’s important is that I know instinctively now what I knew instinctively then – I knew as soon as this man told me he wasn’t going to hurt my mom, it was on his mind. It didn’t surprise me when he started beating her up. Likewise, when Barack Obama says “I am not a dictator,” I know that it’s what’s on his mind.
He may not BE a dictator, but he ACTS like he is and WISHES he was.