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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-18-09 10:34 PM
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48. For sanity's sake,
People should avoid right wing relatives every day of the year.
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  -Should people refrain from confronting right-wing relatives over Thanksgiving weekend? LoZoccolo  Nov-18-09 07:27 PM   #0 
  - Don't consider it a confrontation.....consider it an "educational opportunity" n/t  Mind_your_head   Nov-18-09 07:28 PM   #1 
  - Are you willing to be educated by your relatives?  stray cat   Nov-18-09 07:40 PM   #13 
     - Might as well go for it, show them what our side is all about.  timeforpeace   Nov-18-09 08:14 PM   #25 
  - All people deserve education  usregimechange   Nov-18-09 07:29 PM   #2 
  - It is the pinnacle of arrogance to think that you are the only one in a position to "educate" others  slackmaster   Nov-18-09 07:43 PM   #17 
  - No, because I want to enjoy the day with my family. n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 07:30 PM   #3 
  - Yes  Retired AF Dem   Nov-18-09 08:34 PM   #34 
  - n/t  cynatnite   Nov-18-09 07:30 PM   #4 
  - Yes... I'll try  Auggie   Nov-18-09 07:31 PM   #5 
  - Yes, bringing up controversial subjects over a holiday meal is just poor manners  slackmaster   Nov-18-09 07:31 PM   #6 
  - No. Such arguments are NEVER productive. Therefore  Speck Tater   Nov-18-09 07:32 PM   #7 
  - I have no trouble putting politics aside for the purpose of sharing a nice day and meal  cherokeeprogressive   Nov-18-09 07:32 PM   #8 
  - You won't change their narrow, ignorant minds, so let everyone just  southerncrone   Nov-18-09 07:33 PM   #9 
  - No!  mia   Nov-18-09 07:33 PM   #10 
  - Well, we could all go volunteer at shelters for the day and hand out turkey to the homeless  Nikki Stone1   Nov-18-09 07:34 PM   #11 
  - actually, they prefer the help on regular days...  dysfunctional press   Nov-18-09 07:41 PM   #14 
  - Not the one around me.  Nikki Stone1   Nov-18-09 07:46 PM   #20 
  - I did that one time for Christmas...highly recommend it.  pipi_k   Nov-18-09 08:25 PM   #28 
  - thanksgiving 2000 was not pretty, once my repuke mil had her second glass of wine...  dysfunctional press   Nov-18-09 07:38 PM   #12 
  - Ah, yes. I remember telling my cousins to "eat shit and die" when they were making fun  gratefultobelib   Nov-18-09 08:15 PM   #26 
     - in my defense...  dysfunctional press   Nov-18-09 08:45 PM   #40 
  - I think people should refrain from telling other people what to do over thanksgiving weekend.  Warren DeMontague   Nov-18-09 07:41 PM   #15 
  - Yes - refrain. Nobody will change anybody else's mind, and it will save you from  gateley   Nov-18-09 07:42 PM   #16 
  - it depends, of course, but I generally refrain  fishwax   Nov-18-09 07:43 PM   #18 
  - I voted "yes"  dana_b   Nov-18-09 07:45 PM   #19 
  - I live with one (my husband)  HockeyMom   Nov-18-09 07:53 PM   #21 
  - I don't confront rightwing relatives on the holidays or any other days.  Iggo   Nov-18-09 07:58 PM   #22 
  - In the end, they are still family.  Kaleva   Nov-18-09 08:03 PM   #24 
  - Make sure to laugh at the rw relatives. n/t  FSogol   Nov-18-09 07:58 PM   #23 
  - Really really rude  pipi_k   Nov-18-09 08:21 PM   #27 
  - +100  Zywiec   Nov-18-09 08:30 PM   #31 
  - This WILL happen in my family. It always does. It will be 2 against 4.  jesus_of_suburbia   Nov-18-09 08:26 PM   #29 
  - It takes at least two to fight.  Kaleva   Nov-18-09 08:37 PM   #35 
  - I'll try to ignore them for the most part when they start talking politics.  jesus_of_suburbia   Nov-19-09 06:17 PM   #57 
  - Tell you what I would do...  pipi_k   Nov-18-09 08:39 PM   #37 
     - "I hope your holiday is better this year." --- Thanks, it will be!  jesus_of_suburbia   Nov-19-09 06:26 PM   #59 
  - C - Is a shit statement? nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Nov-18-09 08:28 PM   #30 
  - Only if they start it  Generic Brad   Nov-18-09 08:32 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-18-09 08:32 PM   #33 
  - I feel so fortunate....  tosh   Nov-18-09 08:38 PM   #36 
  -'s not worth spoiling my appetite over  TK421   Nov-18-09 08:40 PM   #38 
  - no, and bring sharp things n/t  upi402   Nov-18-09 08:42 PM   #39 
  - No, in fact I'd expand certainly the after meal's discussion to include *any* RW nut-bag...  bridgit   Nov-18-09 08:50 PM   #41 
  - it's simply rude to discuss politics at a dinner gathering, regardless of who's involved  amborin   Nov-18-09 08:52 PM   #42 
  - Yes they are my family  guitar man   Nov-18-09 09:04 PM   #43 
  - How you deal with your family is part of the great debate here at DU.  Kaleva   Nov-18-09 10:09 PM   #46 
     - I'm passionate about my politics  guitar man   Nov-18-09 10:58 PM   #55 
  - It depends. n/t  rucky   Nov-18-09 09:13 PM   #44 
  - I ask the wingnuts where they got their information  tilsammans   Nov-18-09 09:55 PM   #45 
  - That's the tactic I use, too.  Love Bug   Nov-18-09 10:32 PM   #47 
  - For sanity's sake,  Jakes Progress   Nov-18-09 10:34 PM   #48 
  - Try to avoid it if its an issue.  proteus_lives   Nov-18-09 10:39 PM   #49 
  - Be gracious,  madamesilverspurs   Nov-18-09 10:42 PM   #50 
  - No and miss out on a plethora of apres Thanksgiving confrontation threads  Stevenmarc   Nov-18-09 10:48 PM   #51 
  - It will make more room for the checkout line confrontation threads  Kaleva   Nov-18-09 10:52 PM   #53 
  - If you can talk, you're not eating enough.  Ignis   Nov-18-09 10:49 PM   #52 
  - i will spend 3 days over Thanksgiving with my  Autumn   Nov-18-09 10:53 PM   #54 
  - +1 n/t  tammywammy   Nov-19-09 06:22 PM   #58 
  - Offer to give the blessing and rub dogshit in their faces with this...  HopeHoops   Nov-19-09 07:11 AM   #56 
  - Nope - they don't shut up, I don't shut up  rurallib   Nov-19-09 06:29 PM   #60 

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