Just released is a statement by Willie Fleming, President of the African-American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Only days away from a NC Democratic Party meeting in Greensboro, NC, that some say will address the protocol for hiring the next executive director—Fleming offers support for embattled Chairman Randy Voller.
Start your weekend off with a smile—here are a few headlines that should put you in a good mood, give you hope and maybe a little inspiration.
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Topics: North Carolina Politics—North Carolina Democratic Party—Chairman Randy Voller—Rev. Dr. Ben Chavis
What you need to know…
- Edward Snowden leaked documents show the NSA and other government agencies use the mass media to pump misinformation to discredit activists and others.
- A senior aid in the UK who was involved in drawing up the government’s policy for the large internet firms on online pornography filters is arrested in child porn sting.
- At least one police department in Florida has failed to tell judges about its use of a cell phone tracking device because the department got the device on loan and promised the manufacturer to keep it all under wraps.
- The U. S. Government is suing Sprint over inflated wiretap charges. The government claims Sprint “inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent,” which amounts to more than $21 million in overpayment.
What you may want to know…
- RadioShack is closing 1,100 stores.
- An asteroid will come within 215, 000 miles of earth—closer than the moon and some satellite orbits.
- Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine.
And, last but not least, WTF articles you may like…
Greenville—NC I googled “politics and friendships” looking for a particular quote. But, what I got was so much more interesting—and so very unexpected.
It never really dawned on me the actual number of friendships a person can lose over politics. That topic wasn’t what I was looking for when I googled, but—considering the past few weeks—it does seem rather serendipitous I came across the subject.
I’ve seen friendships end because of marriage. I’ve seen friendships end because someone moved to the other side of the country. I’ve even seen friendships end because of religion. But, it never crossed my mind that a person could lose a friend—a real friend—over something like politics. To me it’s kind of like someone telling you their favorite color. I wouldn’t necessarily get mad and not speak to someone—or call someone names—if I found out their favorite color was red and mine happened to be blue. Or, their favorite basketball team wasn’t my favorite.
Now, I know you’re thinking that politics is a lot more important than someone’s favorite basketball team—and you’re right. But, my point is that a true friend is way more important than politics!
When I googled the subject of friends and politics—like I said, I was looking for a quote. But, what I found were many, many articles about how politics and friendships sometimes don’t mix. So, I thought I’d share some personal experiences here and a few observations hoping that you can avoid some of the pitfalls of what seems to be (sadly) a more common experience than I’d realized.
We all focus on friendships from different perspectives and from different vantage points. So, it’s important to figure out what a friendship is…what it is to you and then what you think it may mean to the other person.
My autocorrect word dictionary (the same dictionary I cuss every single day) describes a friend as : 1) a person you know well and regard with affection and trust; 2) an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; 3) or, simply a person with whom you are acquainted.
Each one of these definitions are really very different in meaning. I primarily focus my blog and Facebook accounts on politics—and that is what I’ll focus on here.
So, when it comes to politics, which definition does your friend fit into…1, 2 or 3?
Types of friendships—Good to Best:
I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. —Thomas Jefferson
Keep the faith!