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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-12-08 06:42 PM
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105. I do not visit family!
Edited on Sun Oct-12-08 06:45 PM by Are_grits_groceries
The last time began with a loud and articulate political fight and ended in

grits with stewed tomatoes being tossed on everyone. Waste of good food!

Kind of like a cross between "Animal House" and "Election"
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  -Wow. The next door neighbors just had a brawl over Obama. Erin Elizabeth  Oct-12-08 03:22 PM   #0 
  - Wow, where are you? nt  speedoo   Oct-12-08 03:24 PM   #1 
  - Suburban Dallas.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:26 PM   #6 
  - quite a few judges have switched to the Dems in the last few months up there as well  democracy1st   Oct-12-08 03:28 PM   #15 
  - Yep!!!  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:30 PM   #19 
     - Link - Republican Judges Jumping Ship For Democratic Party  democracy1st   Oct-12-08 03:35 PM   #31 
        - Wow, I didn't realize that, either!  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:41 PM   #35 
        - Today I went to the Houston Texans Football game wearing my OBAMA T-Shirt  HopeforChange   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   #48 
        - Every time I feel worried about wearing a particular shirt or button  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:53 PM   #52 
        - That's nice, but are these "Republican" judges switching to Democratic doing it in name only?  SurferBoy   Oct-12-08 05:53 PM   #99 
           - Positions don't matter much to judges, really.  crispini   Oct-12-08 11:49 PM   #116 
  - Double Wow... I can't imagine!  NotThisTime   Oct-12-08 06:08 PM   #100 
  - my brother and I are the same way here. its all over.  roguevalley   Oct-12-08 08:30 PM   #111 
     - Same here.  KsStorm   Oct-13-08 02:57 PM   #142 
  - Whoa.  Kristi1696   Oct-12-08 03:24 PM   #2 
  - Suburban Dallas, Texas.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:27 PM   #11 
  - It can be contentious.  annabanana   Oct-12-08 03:25 PM   #3 
  - How could you have gone inside?  madaboutharry   Oct-12-08 03:25 PM   #4 
  - Been there, done that with them.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:26 PM   #9 
  - lol  dbmk   Oct-12-08 03:28 PM   #14 
  - You're bad.  NOLALady   Oct-12-08 03:36 PM   #32 
  - It's like Obama is going to date their women or something  underpants   Oct-12-08 03:25 PM   #5 
  - I missed Hillary's speech but David Shuster just said in Hillary's speech she said (paraphrasing) we  Pirate Smile   Oct-12-08 03:33 PM   # 
  - ROFL! Great points and so true!  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:34 PM   #27 
  - As Hillary just said,  NOLALady   Oct-12-08 03:34 PM   #28 
  - "I'm sure their women are safe." It doesn't sound like it.  ColbertWatcher   Oct-12-08 06:21 PM   #102 
  - interesting angle...  PearliePoo2   Oct-12-08 03:37 PM   #34 
  - Maybe BIRTH OF A NATION might ring some bells.  vaberella   Oct-12-08 06:18 PM   #101 
     - That's EXACTLY what it is. nt  Miss Chybil   Oct-13-08 12:12 AM   #117 
  - Sounds like somebody got a snootful and  SpankieJane   Oct-12-08 03:26 PM   #7 
  - I doubt there was any booze involved.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:28 PM   #13 
  - Sorry you had to overhear that...  zanne   Oct-12-08 03:26 PM   #8 
  - The diehards are going down kicking and screaming.  mia   Oct-12-08 03:27 PM   #10 
  - Same here  kdsusa   Oct-12-08 03:37 PM   #33 
     - my relative came to stay with my mom in August  MaryEllen37   Oct-12-08 04:06 PM   #55 
     - I can't befriend a Republican.  snake in the grass   Oct-13-08 02:29 AM   #123 
  - wowee, k&r  eleny   Oct-12-08 03:27 PM   #12 
  - Wow. When things get that ugly between family members,  KathieG   Oct-12-08 03:29 PM   #16 
  - Thank gawd voting is still mostly a private activity.  tridim   Oct-12-08 03:29 PM   #17 
  - Those are brave women. Maybe you can invite them over for tea.  tblue   Oct-12-08 03:29 PM   #18 
  - Oh I know them very well.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:32 PM   #22 
     - I wouldn't mention it directly.  BullGooseLoony   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   # 
     - If they have in person early voting get the schedule and let them know.  LiberalFighter   Oct-12-08 04:24 PM   #68 
        - We do have early voting and we're taking advantage of it.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 04:35 PM   #73 
  - People are scared and they know who they trust to run this country.  dkf   Oct-12-08 03:31 PM   #20 
  - Wow. Sounds kind of scary. I hope the husband  rexy   Oct-12-08 03:31 PM   #21 
  - And now with the election day getting closer  goodgd_yall   Oct-12-08 03:32 PM   #23 
  - Doing the right thing takes strength and determination  HughMoran   Oct-12-08 03:33 PM   #24 
  - "Well it's going to be Obama, so you might as well get used to it."  BeyondGeography   Oct-12-08 03:33 PM   #25 
  - So you're saying that they're mavericks???  kdsusa   Oct-12-08 03:33 PM   #26 
  - Your sig pic kills me!  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:34 PM   #30 
  - And this is why I don't engage with Republicans.  Beregond2   Oct-12-08 03:34 PM   #29 
  - How does a woman stay married to a man that's like that?  SmileyRose   Oct-12-08 03:41 PM   #36 
  - SHe was laid off two months ago from her employer of more than  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:48 PM   #42 
  - To me it's another sign that things are changing our way. Slowly  JimWis   Oct-12-08 03:43 PM   #37 
  - Too many in N.Tx watch Faux News. My sis in N. Dallas suburb  TxBlue   Oct-12-08 03:44 PM   #38 
  - Please Dont Abbreviate Sarah Palin With SP  revolve   Oct-12-08 04:17 PM   #63 
     - Sorry! how about S Failin?  TxBlue   Oct-12-08 04:30 PM   #69 
  - Crazy. Things are changing. nt  BullGooseLoony   Oct-12-08 03:47 PM   #39 
  - that's why I go to very few family things any more  TOJ   Oct-12-08 03:47 PM   #40 
  - This is why I believe in the "Obama effect." Forget the Bradley effect.  pnwmom   Oct-12-08 03:47 PM   #41 
  - I also think . . .  tilsammans   Oct-12-08 04:13 PM   #61 
  - YOU NAILED IT!  TexasLady   Oct-12-08 05:17 PM   #89 
  - you're so smart thank you  democracy1st   Oct-13-08 02:41 AM   #125 
  - I'll bet there will be a lot of "Obama effect."...  dchill   Oct-13-08 02:49 PM   #140 
  - Does the fact that I take pleasure in this story make me a bad person?  smoogatz   Oct-12-08 03:48 PM   #43 
  - I didn't want to say anything, but since you said it first....yes we're both bad people. nt  Phoonzang   Oct-13-08 02:43 PM   #138 
  - I've been volunteering for the Campaign, and let me tell you...  dave123williams   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   #44 
  - Yep, when my husband and I canvassed for Dean during the  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 03:52 PM   #51 
  - It also means  Mariana   Oct-12-08 04:11 PM   #60 
  - Now, THERE'S a "Bradley effect"...  dchill   Oct-13-08 02:38 PM   #136 
  - We had a woman come in to get Obama yard sign and for our D Governor candidate  LiberalFighter   Oct-12-08 04:32 PM   #71 
  - what is scary is that  dana_b   Oct-12-08 04:51 PM   #79 
  - "well it's going to be Obama, so you might as well get used to it."  NYC_SKP   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   #45 
  - Well, I'm no better. I'm currently shunning one of my ferrets  TlalocW   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   #46 
  - LOL!  junofeb   Oct-12-08 05:42 PM   #96 
  - after that exchange with my sister, I gave my dh a big hug  TxBlue   Oct-12-08 03:50 PM   #47 
  - OMG, the visuals are hysterically hilarious.  graywarrior   Oct-12-08 03:51 PM   #49 
  - This woman will never vote for Obama....  NYC_SKP   Oct-12-08 03:58 PM   #53 
     - Holy crap.  graywarrior   Oct-12-08 04:03 PM   # 
     - OMG, I almost forgot about her!  Blue Gardener   Oct-12-08 06:28 PM   #103 
     - Oh sonofabitch! "That thing got my blood a boil'n."  lonestarnot   Oct-13-08 08:17 AM   #128 
  - This is what years and years of AM radio talking heads and campaigns like McCain's have resulted in.  Roland99   Oct-12-08 03:51 PM   #50 
  - That's exactly right. I bet every person who acts that way...  timeforarevolution   Oct-13-08 02:32 AM   #124 
  - Driving around Dallas saw a lot of Obama/Biden yard signs  TxBlue   Oct-12-08 04:03 PM   #54 
  - THIS is what is going to lead to the reverse Bradley effect.  Mariana   Oct-12-08 04:07 PM   #56 
  - It would be nice, but you can't bank on it.  BlooInBloo   Oct-12-08 04:09 PM   #58 
  - Change is hard. Kudos to them.  BlooInBloo   Oct-12-08 04:08 PM   #57 
  - Call the cops - report it as a case of suspected domestic violence. nm.  BlueIdaho   Oct-12-08 04:09 PM   #59 
  - that is so wrong. n/t  seabeyond   Oct-12-08 04:19 PM   #66 
  - Yeah, that's just a waste of police time. There's no situation so bad, that it can't be made worse  jrockford   Oct-13-08 12:23 AM   #119 
  - my husband told MY family that they will not talk politics to me in my house, after 2004.  seabeyond   Oct-12-08 04:14 PM   #62 
  - I think you should have joined in, just for fun!  Poiuyt   Oct-12-08 04:17 PM   #64 
  - OMG. My stomach just twists when I hear people fighting.. how awful to witness that!  progressivebydesign   Oct-12-08 04:17 PM   #65 
  - I'm so lucky.  indie_voter   Oct-12-08 04:22 PM   #67 
  - Which suburb?  vanderRock   Oct-12-08 04:31 PM   #70 
  - Irving.  Erin Elizabeth   Oct-12-08 04:36 PM   #74 
     - I live in East Dallas, very close to Mesquite and Garland.  vanderRock   Oct-12-08 04:44 PM   #76 
        - The People's Republic of East Dallas is totally in the bag for Obama.  crispini   Oct-12-08 11:36 PM   #112 
  - It's not worth fighting about that way....  jberryhill   Oct-12-08 04:32 PM   #72 
  - "fucking Democrat"  progressoid   Oct-12-08 04:40 PM   #75 
  - WOW, I feel bad for them having to live with that man.  Dem_4_Life   Oct-12-08 04:44 PM   #77 
  - Why are these people so angry? I think eventually everyone will be happy and like our Obama.  Glimmer of Hope   Oct-12-08 04:45 PM   #78 
  - See how divisive Obama's campaign is.  happydreams   Oct-12-08 04:52 PM   #80 
  - WOW  stuntcat   Oct-12-08 04:59 PM   #81 
  - bad vibes in N.E. Texas  BabbaTam   Oct-12-08 05:02 PM   #82 
  - If they carried on like that outside of their house with you next door gardening,  cyndensco   Oct-12-08 05:07 PM   #83 
  - I used to live in Garland  RedLetterRev   Oct-12-08 05:11 PM   #84 
  - City around it is nice. It can get scary once you leave Dallas, depending on the suburb.  vanderRock   Oct-12-08 05:13 PM   #86 
  - Wow,  peacetrain   Oct-12-08 05:12 PM   #85 
  - she had his bags packed at the door!  bambino   Oct-12-08 05:14 PM   #87 
  - Folks, you're all missing the obvious ....  President Decider   Oct-12-08 05:16 PM   #88 
  - Just tell them to pretend they will vote for McCain to make their life easier then Nov4 vote Obama.  barack the house   Oct-12-08 05:17 PM   #90 
  - Familiar  valster   Oct-12-08 05:21 PM   #91 
  - Howdy, valster & welcome!  TxBlue   Oct-12-08 05:31 PM   #93 
  - Hi! welcome valster  OKNancy   Oct-12-08 05:38 PM   #95 
  - Thanks!  valster   Oct-12-08 05:42 PM   #97 
  - In the voting booth, you have personal choice.  babydollhead   Oct-12-08 05:51 PM   #98 
  - A big welcome to you!  MadMaddie   Oct-12-08 07:57 PM   #108 
  - Welcome to DU, valster!  dchill   Oct-13-08 02:41 PM   #137 
  - I thought Palin was supposed to be the pied piper of Republican women?  quiet.american   Oct-12-08 05:30 PM   #92 
  - It's everywhere in different forms..  zidzi   Oct-12-08 05:34 PM   #94 
  - I am not allowed to see my great-niece  Blue Gardener   Oct-12-08 06:42 PM   #104 
  - I do not visit family!  Are_grits_groceries   Oct-12-08 06:42 PM   #105 
  - Hey, if I really hammered it out w/some of my cousins, aunts, uncles, etc., it could get like that.  codjh9   Oct-12-08 06:44 PM   #106 
  - I went through a similar family argument four years ago  Generic Brad   Oct-12-08 07:44 PM   #107 
  - I live in Highland Park...  Scooter24   Oct-12-08 08:04 PM   #109 
  - I am the ONLY person in my family voting for Obama.  Ladyhawk   Oct-12-08 08:15 PM   #110 
  - I'm proud of you and stand your ground!  file83   Oct-13-08 02:04 AM   #120 
  - Heh. You must live in Kirk England's district.  crispini   Oct-12-08 11:37 PM   #113 
  - Yes, it is in my family too. Mom says she's putting an Obama sign in yard, Dad says "I'll burn it".  faithfulcitizen   Oct-12-08 11:41 PM   #114 
  - South of the 20? Golden triangle maybe?  uponit7771   Oct-12-08 11:48 PM   #115 
  - Whew! I'm lucky. . .  cyr330   Oct-13-08 12:14 AM   #118 
  - this story makes me nostalgic for the good old family brawls - nt  crankychatter   Oct-13-08 02:09 AM   #121 
  - Some of us hard core Clinton supporters  wiley   Oct-13-08 02:12 AM   #122 
  - when I went to Charlotte NC for canvassing  knixphan   Oct-13-08 02:49 AM   #126 
  - I couldn't even imagine  gaspee   Oct-13-08 04:27 AM   #127 
  - Bigots are always horrified when their own kin turn against hate.  Elrond Hubbard   Oct-13-08 09:03 AM   #129 
  - Rowlett checking in here...  FloriTexan   Oct-13-08 09:22 AM   #130 
  - Not Surprised - Lived In Dallas For 7 Years - The Men There Are Neanderthals  lostnotforgotten   Oct-13-08 09:36 AM   #131 
  - I actually told a co-worker to stop emailing me Palin BS...she's a nutty Palin supporter...  Doityourself   Oct-13-08 10:15 AM   #132 
  - Hahaha! It's like an alternate universe to me.  Gregorian   Oct-13-08 11:00 AM   #133 
  - My parents are republicans...  Stump   Oct-13-08 11:15 AM   #134 
  - This is just the beginning. as we get closer to the election, I believe it's going to get worse. nt  Javaman   Oct-13-08 11:42 AM   #135 
  - sounds like my house, but during the primaries..  meow mix   Oct-13-08 02:44 PM   #139 
  - Good for those Obama supporters..standing up for their beliefs..  BrklynLiberal   Oct-13-08 02:51 PM   #141 

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