HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Have not heard a single w...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:47 AM

Have not heard a single word from my wingnut father-in-law since the election

He and I made a bet long ago. Who ever loses has to pay for a limo to pick everyone up and go to a nice restaurant and pay.

I am almost thinking I want to drop the whole thing. Would be a miserable, miserable meal.

Anyone else avoiding nuts?

31 replies, 1715 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 31 replies Author Time Post
Reply Have not heard a single word from my wingnut father-in-law since the election (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 OP
abq e streeter Nov 2012 #1
Dem2TheCore Nov 2012 #2
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #3
Flashmann Nov 2012 #4
The Straight Story Nov 2012 #5
MADem Nov 2012 #6
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #16
MADem Nov 2012 #19
codjh9 Nov 2012 #7
Moonwalk Nov 2012 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #15
Moonwalk Nov 2012 #23
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #9
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #21
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #28
Loryn Nov 2012 #10
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #11
VWolf Nov 2012 #12
R. Daneel Olivaw Nov 2012 #13
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #18
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #22
shanti Nov 2012 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2012 #20
JanMichael Nov 2012 #24
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #25
Archae Nov 2012 #26
ErikJ Nov 2012 #27
Raine Nov 2012 #29
ErikJ Nov 2012 #30
Michigan Alum Nov 2012 #31

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:48 AM

1. Not just now.Always , as much as feasible anyway.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:48 AM

2. Don't collect v

Let him live with being a Republican, sourpuss welcher.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. just the ones that are high in fat

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. Anyone else avoiding nuts?

Actually,they,in the form of my mother in law and her crazy ass teabag sister,are avoiding ME!!.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 AM

5. My FB page is a ghost town (and 2 people unfriended me)

They be hatin'

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:50 AM

6. Nuts are avoiding me!

I'm resisting the temptation to gloat. I'm just too happy at the outcome!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:54 PM

16. yes. What's cool about this is it just "happened", meaning as opposed to a particular act

that can be disputed or criticized....like a particular Obama action. Not sure that makes sense, but it's an affirmation by the masses - not just us here. Hard to dispute it. And it's WONDERFUL that we don't have to defend it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:58 PM

19. It's nice to be on the right side in terms of morality, humanity, kindness, compassion, and

equal justice for all!

I know whatcha mean!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:51 AM

7. I haven't heard a freakin' thing from some of my wingnut relatives either nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:51 AM

8. Why not send him a "condolence" limo to take him and his wife out to a nice restaurant, on you....

just the two of them for a romantic time. Show him that we left-wingers are generous, forgiving, and ready to start fresh if the other side is, too. And that hey, you're family.

Maybe?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Moonwalk (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:49 PM

15. good idea....except he and his wife don't get along. He refers to her as "SHE", never her

name. They squabble all the time. If SHE says somewhere is 5 miles away, he immediately says no, it's 4.8 miles away.

Long story, but long ago, he backed out of the driveway and ran over their 2 year old boy. Very sad....but she never held it against him. That's my theory that he treats her badly (verbally, an with lack of respect) because maybe she never got extremely angry with him. And maybe he thinks she should have.

But, you are right - the winner should pay. We had it backwards

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:30 PM

23. Well, okay, then, limo and dinner for him and the buddy of his choice--you....

...if he's willing to bury the hatchet and have dinner with you.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. Have not heard from any of my relatives either

As suggested on this site, I bet one of my sisters $100 who shut up about it and was surprised by my confidence (Nate) and I will hold her accountable

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Blue4Texas (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 01:02 PM

21. In TX too. He only listens to Rush and watches Fox - so his view of polls and MR's

prospects were WAY overblown. I just got an email from my m-i-l . All she said was that they were in shock.

No wonder, only hearing Romney will win all the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:19 PM

28. Mine too lol

I told them Murdoch claims FOX is entertainment and studies show FOX viewers are less informed than those that watch no news at all .. They looked back at me cross eyed, and muttered fair and balanced .. Did not change anything at all lol

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 AM

10. It's so difficult

I have lost a friend over this election myself. I don't understand why people can't just disagree.


I live in a red county, in a blue state. Even when I walk into the gym, the first thing I see is Fox News.
I pretty much don't talk to anyone about politics.

I'm sorry about your FIL. It really does sound like that would be one miserable meal.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:53 AM

11. I haven't heard peep from my 3 ReThug siblings.

But we agreed ahead of time...the winner wouldn't rub it in. But, we didn't say, NO comment!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:08 AM

12. He's probably been taken to

an Obama re-education camp, then sent to a lesbian food co-op.

Haven't you heard?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:06 PM

13. Yes. More than half my family.


I hope that they see the light, but I do not hold out much hope.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:07 PM

14. Figure out how much it costs, and have him donate that to Sandy relief efforts.

Will drive him nuts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JoePhilly (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:58 PM

18. good idea. What's weird is that he has a ranch and has a bunch of illegals - lots of

people do. So, it's amazing he would be a republican, because they want to deport everyone.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:16 PM

22. I think their threat to deport is a ruse. Its simply a way to keep the cheap labor quiet.

I think that's why the GOP chases dumb ideas like a fence. They know it would have no effect.

They LOVE the immigrant work force. It helps keep wages down.

But they want their cheap labor forcve to stay quiet. Not cause trouble. Self-deport, lol.

That's why they oppose quest worker programs ... wages would rise because the wages would be on the actual books.

I doubt he wants anyone to be deported. But the threat of deportation keeps that cheap work force in line.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:57 PM

17. well, thanksgiving is going to be fun

with my fundy wingnut aunt and uncle.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shanti (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 12:59 PM

20. Oh Lordy...you made me flashback to T'giving 2004 - Horrible...I made a fool out of myself

yelling and storming out of the dining room. Don't remember if at that point they had decided or not - finally.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:36 PM

24. *crickets chirping* from our familial wingnuts....ONE comment on FB that I shut down:

"At least I can be proud of NC." to which I replied "You mean about half of NC."

My comment got some "likes," her's...nothing.

So, she is back to posting about what she is wearing this weekend.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:40 PM

25. if rmoney had won- would your f-i-l give you a pass...?

 

a bet's a bet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

26. The real RW'er in my family was my Dad.

Was major pissed off at Harry Truman for sending him to Korea, but "Bush did the right thing with Saddam."

Racist, anti-Semite, he grew up with even more vicious right-wing brothers.

He died 2 years ago August.

I think this election outcome would have killed him from a stroke.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:08 PM

27. I've been rubbing it in with sending them lots of stuff from DU.

Got some pretty nasty responses which I promptly reply to. My favorite is this graphic when they say its the end of the US.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ErikJ (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:33 PM

29. I LOVE that chart. THANK, I think I'll send it out to some. ntS

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Raine (Reply #29)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:50 PM

30. I'm an objective science and numbers guy. I'm not gonna take any of their nonsenseshit for a second!

Last edited Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:28 PM - Edit history (1)

I cant stand illogical ignorance.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:01 PM

31. Yep - my mother. She usually calls and screams at me but not this time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread