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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:10 PM

Thanksgiving dinner, 26 adults, 8 children: not one republican

What a family. Not one political argument, we all agreed. Three turkeys, a ham and everything else and nothing was spilled. The kids (all under 10) played well and came in and hugged grampa just enough.

This is Democratic family values of one kind. There are many.

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Reply Thanksgiving dinner, 26 adults, 8 children: not one republican (Original post)
MrYikes Nov 2012 OP
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #1
southernyankeebelle Nov 2012 #2
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #3
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #4
graywarrior Nov 2012 #5
beac Nov 2012 #7
graywarrior Nov 2012 #9
beac Nov 2012 #10
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #11
graywarrior Nov 2012 #18
beac Nov 2012 #21
graywarrior Nov 2012 #31
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #30
graywarrior Nov 2012 #32
graywarrior Nov 2012 #17
ananda Nov 2012 #6
Jeff In Milwaukee Nov 2012 #8
Doctor_J Nov 2012 #12
Liberal In Red State Nov 2012 #13
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #14
LancetChick Nov 2012 #15
Kath1 Nov 2012 #29
tammywammy Nov 2012 #16
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #28
KharmaTrain Nov 2012 #19
larkrake Nov 2012 #20
kimbutgar Nov 2012 #22
Duppers Nov 2012 #23
progressoid Nov 2012 #24
susanna Nov 2012 #25
ncgrits Nov 2012 #26
Madam Mossfern Nov 2012 #27

Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:13 PM

1. Same....except a few less people

I'm fortunate to live in a very blue state though

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:26 PM

2. I live in a red state but in my little family we're all dems and we enjoyed our family

 

time and meal with no fights. My daughter-in-law's was suppose to go to her uncle's house in AL but thank goodness she is sick and couldn't go. They are all poor the kind of people who should be voting for dems but hate the black man in the white house. I'm glad she didn't go.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:02 PM

3. Same here, but with more kids

Politics? What's "politics"?

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:04 PM

4. Same here, except about 15 adults 5 kids. My family is very Liberal.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:06 PM

5. 3 liberals, 1 conservative

We got along great.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:12 PM

7. Heh, heh... that conservative probably behaved because he/she has seen what you can do with

a roll of duct tape.

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Response to beac (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:24 PM

9. LOL! She lives in Canada, dual citizenship. Voted for Obama.

That's why we got along.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:26 PM

10. Free the Canuck!!

(still miss the duck)

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Response to beac (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:35 PM

11. Wot dukk?

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:49 PM

18. Hmmmmm, I think you meant...

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:08 PM

21. And for the chance to see that again, I am TRULY thankful.



Happy Thanksgiving, Duck!

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Response to beac (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:58 PM

31. So happy I could be of service!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:54 AM

30. Yup, but I could no longer find it

(or even a non-animated version) online. I was actually looking for the "after" version with the duck freed from the tape but denuded of its feathers in the areas where the tape had been.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #30)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 04:04 PM

32. Will this do for now?

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Response to beac (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:46 PM

17. Hahahaha! Now THAT's funny!

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:07 PM

6. Large gathering here too, friends and family.

It was great! No current politics at all and lots of love and conversation.

I did have a great talk with my former sil about Eleanor Roosevelt,
and a talk about the new movie Lincoln with her and some others.

All interesting and pleasant. Wonderful day, much to be thankful
for!

Love and hugs to everyone!

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:16 PM

8. I was expecting a group photo of Thanksgiving at the White House

My family is pretty close. My poor Republican mother managed to raise five rabidly Democratic children, who married like-minded spouses. My eighteen-year-old daughter just cast her first-ever vote earlier this month for the President -- and the other nieces and nephews are of the same persuasion. So mom is woefully out-numbered.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:56 PM

12. i want to join

i can barely speak to my family on the phone any more

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:57 PM

13. You are blessed!

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:57 PM

14. Adopt me.

Please.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:08 PM

15. I was all alone this year.

I was originally going to go to my sister's house for Thanksgiving, but after Obama and California Prop 30 won, she informed me that she was too angry and depressed to have any fun with a liberal like me, who voted for both. So I had turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing-on-the-side, Indian green beans, lotsa gravy, and peanut butter pie all by myself. And had a blast! No arguments, no anger, just James Bond, football, emails, phone calls, food and a big turkey treat for the cats.

Meanwhile, my sister wished me Happy Thanksgiving, said she was sorry to cancel the party, but that she was still depressed and had 3 huge red zits on her chin from stress hormones. Today I'm thankful I'm a liberal. We seem to have a better emotional attitude toward life.

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Response to LancetChick (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:55 AM

29. Alone, but that sounds awesome!

The weather was great here. My thanksgiving group/family is divided on political lines. Me and the other ultra-liberal chicks spent a lot of time out on the deck chilling out, smoking cigarettes, drinking wine, toasting the Obama victory, discussing liberal politics and basically having a great time. Safe to say we had a lot more fun than the conservatives inside, who are still bemoaning their loss. Your sister needs to have a political conversion. It will be good for her health!

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:13 PM

16. Thanksgiving dinner, 2 adults, 1 republican, 1 democrat.

Not one political argument, we didn't even talk politics. Well sure we both talked about the silliness of "Black Friday" and both felt bad for the workers having to go in tonight.

There are things more important than a political discussion or rant or whatever. And spending time with my mom is one of them. We rarely talk about politics. I know where she stands and she knows where I stand.

My family is more important to me than who they vote for.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:02 AM

28. That's the way it used to be, that's the way it should be.

I mourn for the time when people could have very different political opinions and still love and respect each other.

In those days, though, there were some shared goals. Both sides expressed some version of Bentham's "greatest good for the greatest number," but differed on how to attain that end. Both sides were rational and wanted to advance human knowledge. In my part of the world, fundamentalism was viewed as a quaint, harmless delusion held by a few benighted, ill-educated souls. In Wisconsin, at least, even the Republicans were environmentalists

Republicans now seem intent on de-humanizing half the population, and pushing insanely-premised policies that will destroy the planet. If a political party can become demon-possessed, then that is what happened to them. And the demons are well personified by Willard Romney.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:53 PM

19. Spent The Evening With Two Iraqi/Afghan War Vets...Both Democrats!

One had just returned in the summer and works with the IAVA and a OFA volunteer in Colorado. We had a great chat about how the military has changed in his five years in...that President Obama and Democrats in general are popular with the "grunts" cause they care about what type of country these vets are coming back to. He said the only rushpublicans he knew were top brass who were assholes anyway.

If there were any rushpublican/Romney supporters at our dinner, they were very, very, very quiet tonight.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:30 PM

20. You dirty dog, I'm soooo jealous

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:53 PM

22. There were 7 of us. My mother is 90 and has dementia but when we brought up Obama being

Re-elected she shouted yeah! Her two caretakers are from Fiji and they were also happy. My sister told me from the beginning that the president would be re-elected. She is not a political junkie like my husband and I. And our 20 year old son with autism also said he was happy about Obama and that he would have a future. My husband and I have been so worried that if rmoney got elected our son would end up being a throw away and funding would be cut for people with disabilites. When my son filled out his absentee ballot I asked him who he was going to vote for and he said, "mom of course I'm voting for Obama because he cares about people like me". It was such a moment of clarity coming from him.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:12 AM

23. you cannot know how much

I envy You!!!!

Nearly all of my extended family are neanderthals.

My sister has such a personality disorder that I ceased trying to have any discourse with her a decade ago. I know all of her emotional problems are rooted in our unduly strict, controlling, conservative upbringing. I got help, she did not.



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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:12 AM

24. I'm a little jealous.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:35 AM

25. I want a "love" button for this. n/t

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:34 AM

26. Same here and (gasp!) in the SOUTH!

10 adults. 2 teens. 4 kids. 2 babies. 0 Republucans. And yes, we are in the rural South. Proud Southern Liberals.

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Response to MrYikes (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:44 AM

27. We're doing our big Thanksgiving tomorrow

I know it sounds strange, but it started almost 30 years go when we went to my husband's family with our kids (we only had two then) and had an awful time. It was also our 5th anniversary. We knew we had family obligations, but wanted to share the day with people we really loved being with (this did include some of my family).

So now we do Saturday. Friends can fulfill their family obligations and then we have a blast on Saturday. We'll have sixteen adults and two grand kids - 2 and 4 years old. I don't think there's a conservative among them, the conversation is quite lively as my kids like to play devil's advocate and my sister is easily baited, as is my husband. We have a good time with that. One day they'll learn.

Tomorrow is our 35th anniversary.

My how time flies.

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