Like many of you, we here at local yokel like to have a peaceful morning with our newspaper and coffee. We do not take too kindly to our peace being viciously snatched away from us with hyperbolic nonsense such as this:

The way that Gardner is running the county is “basically like a dictatorship.”

Who said this? Well of course it was #KirbyDelauter. Of course it was! Why? Because Jan and Bud Otis did not take too kindly to Council Member #KirbyDelauter profiting from his position and making it look as though county business is not on the up and up. This isn’t the first time that Kirby has misused a word. Think back to his labeling Bud a tyrant because he had the gall to remove an item from the agenda. Maybe, just maybe he really doesn’t understand the meaning. Let us help. Here’s the Webster’s definition of a dictator:

a person who rules a country with total authority and often in a cruel or brutal way

Not:

Someone who doesn’t allow me to make a crap load of money from government contracts while serving on the council of said government.

Still not clear? Then let’s use some visuals and play a game. Who is the Dictator?

Yes! Dictator! Milions of people killed under his rule. Milions!
Yes! Dictator! Millions of people killed under his rule. Millions!
Yes again! Controls every aspect of North Korean life. If you dare to say anyting negative about him woe is you!
Yes again! Controls every aspect of North Korean life. If you dare to say anything negative about him woe is you!
No. Not a dictaor or a tyrant. Just good Ole Bud, President of the Frederick County Council.
No. Not a dictator or a tyrant. Just good Ole Bud, President of the Frederick County Council.
Certainly Yes! Thousands upon thousands killed for trying to stand up to his regime.
Certainly Yes! Thousands upon thousands killed for trying to stand up to his regime.
Most certianly not #KirbyDelauter!
Most certainly not a dictator. Tsk-tsk #KirbyDelauter!

Any questions? If so, we seriously doubt we can help you.