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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:40 PM
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67. LMAO! - n/t
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  -Thanksgiving dinner + wingnut relatives = a horrible day Cyrano  Nov-23-11 11:23 AM   #0 
  - Folks probably should avoid talking about politics  bigwillq   Nov-23-11 11:25 AM   #1 
  - You know who brings it up in our holiday events? The RW nutjob relatives.  bulloney   Nov-23-11 01:30 PM   #90 
     - Yep, won't let go. If you don't agree vehemently, their faux reality explodes. They're zombies.  freshwest   Nov-23-11 03:12 PM   #97 
     - I've had relatives of both parties  bigwillq   Nov-23-11 03:27 PM   #99 
  - What a great time to be a Democrat, they can't talk much shit with their current crop of bat-shit  FarLeftFist   Nov-23-11 11:26 AM   #2 
  - exactly- now is the time to call them on their bullshit- expose their 'philosophy' for what it is  darth marth   Nov-23-11 04:39 PM   #107 
     - not to get all religious on anyone but...  darth marth   Nov-23-11 04:50 PM   #108 
        - Yeah I agree. The person in the OP shouldn't back -- someone need to stand up for the right thing  spooked911   Nov-23-11 10:18 PM   #121 
  - Ha! I told my dad...  Juneboarder   Nov-23-11 11:26 AM   #3 
  - Not discussing politics, religion at purely social events is sensible.  Mimosa   Nov-23-11 11:32 AM   #13 
  - Get an ipod/phone  inademv   Nov-23-11 11:27 AM   #4 
  - I highly recommend this strategy!  tosh   Nov-23-11 11:30 AM   #8 
  - Ignore their political assertions because it obviously isn't a fight that can be won  darth marth   Nov-23-11 05:25 PM   #116 
     - Good idea  Politicalboi   Nov-23-11 10:14 PM   #120 
     - Not what I meant  inademv   Nov-24-11 01:34 AM   #122 
  - Please don't choke on your cranberry sauce.  hamsterjill   Nov-23-11 11:27 AM   #5 
  - perfect  renate   Nov-23-11 11:53 AM   #32 
  - Excellent strategy.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 12:40 PM   #66 
  - That's awful. Too bad "To-Go" isn't an option.  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-23-11 11:28 AM   #6 
  - +1 DUzy ....  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 12:41 PM   #69 
  - Some electric brownie's could go a long way.  GoneOffShore   Nov-23-11 11:28 AM   #7 
  - Fortunately my republican relatives have learned to shut the fuck up  DefenseLawyer   Nov-23-11 11:31 AM   #9 
  - I actually enjoy engaging my inlaws in person.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 12:44 PM   #71 
     - yes, don't avoid- confront them with the truth where they cannot run away  darth marth   Nov-23-11 05:00 PM   #111 
  - A lot of us share your pain.  DCKit   Nov-23-11 11:31 AM   #10 
  - Let them know that FOX news viewers are dumber and be sympathetic.  FarLeftFist   Nov-23-11 11:31 AM   #11 
  - Just lean back, smile and steeple your fingers. It'll drive 'em crazy. n/t  Scuba   Nov-23-11 11:32 AM   #12 
  - haha great suggestion  Voice for Peace   Nov-23-11 04:25 PM   #102 
  - I'd have dinner at a Chinese buffet.  qb   Nov-23-11 11:32 AM   #14 
  - This sounds really good to me. Or, if dinner with them simply  Sal Minella   Nov-23-11 12:25 PM   #51 
     - Hah! First time I've ever heard bat-shit Repukes compared to a  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:39 PM   #65 
        - Similarities exist -- neither can be reasoned out of it  Sal Minella   Nov-23-11 01:01 PM   #83 
  - Sorry to hear it, Cyrano,  geardaddy   Nov-23-11 11:32 AM   #15 
  - No, geardaddy, it's not at my house.  Cyrano   Nov-23-11 11:36 AM   #22 
     - Yeah, that's a bummer.  geardaddy   Nov-23-11 11:37 AM   #24 
     - That is true, but you can decide what your participation will be.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 12:55 PM   #78 
     - maybe you can propose a toast to a peaceful and harmonious meal wherein you suggest everyone refrain  Voice for Peace   Nov-23-11 04:29 PM   #103 
  - Feel their pain, they must be going through a lot lately being their candidates are BAT SHIT INSANE!  FarLeftFist   Nov-23-11 11:33 AM   #16 
  - The problem is that the true believers finally have the candidates they love. n/t  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 12:55 PM   #79 
  - the following phrase always works for me in these situations...  PCIntern   Nov-23-11 11:33 AM   #17 
  - Yes, What fun! Long, thoughtful pause . . . then, "You know, I'm not  Sal Minella   Nov-23-11 12:35 PM   #63 
  - LMAO! - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:40 PM   #67 
  - Late reply:  PCIntern   Nov-24-11 04:48 AM   #125 
  - Actually, you can avoid it. You're choosing not to.  Bunny   Nov-23-11 11:34 AM   #18 
  - Yes, but ...  Cyrano   Nov-23-11 12:04 PM   #38 
     - your post made me lol..been there ..why dont you just print out the financial flow chart  xiamiam   Nov-23-11 12:19 PM   #47 
     - Or the OP could have an educational dinner theater...  CoffeeCat   Nov-23-11 02:08 PM   #94 
     - hahaha yeah, stay on the attack  Voice for Peace   Nov-23-11 04:31 PM   #104 
     - yes  darth marth   Nov-23-11 04:57 PM   #109 
     - Well, thankfully the house is big enough that you're not trapped by them.  Bunny   Nov-23-11 12:31 PM   #57 
  - They are VICTIMS! Preyed upon by FOX news. Be compassionate, they are fragile.  FarLeftFist   Nov-23-11 11:35 AM   #19 
  - You really need to reconsider faking the heart attack....or risk getting a real one !  RagAss   Nov-23-11 11:35 AM   #20 
  - actually, they need to consider living more authentically  SemperEadem   Nov-23-11 12:30 PM   #54 
  - can't you appeal to someone in the family to institute "No Politics"?  grasswire   Nov-23-11 11:36 AM   #21 
  - It sounds like a terrible ordeal. Do you really have to go?  yardwork   Nov-23-11 11:36 AM   #23 
  - ROTFLMAO - Awesome! - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:43 PM   #70 
  - My dad likes to start by criticizing Dems.  roody   Nov-23-11 11:40 AM   #25 
  - I got this e-mail from MoveOn about what to say to your conservative relatives, LOL  rocktivity   Nov-23-11 11:41 AM   #26 
  - Yup, Been There - An Idea  OutNow   Nov-23-11 11:44 AM   #27 
  - don't hold back!  Mikeystyle   Nov-23-11 11:45 AM   #28 
  - "These are people who think Ronald Reagan is God"...there's your opening...  brooklynite   Nov-23-11 11:50 AM   #29 
  - I have stopped some of the BS by claiming that politics is all drama queen shit.  tsuki   Nov-23-11 11:51 AM   #30 
  - Don't go.  sibelian   Nov-23-11 11:52 AM   #31 
  - Invite my wrinkled old ass over I'll tell them what for and take the pressure off  DainBramaged   Nov-23-11 11:54 AM   #33 
  - I am thankful that...  RevStPatrick   Nov-23-11 11:55 AM   #34 
  - I would consider using Reagan against them  n2doc   Nov-23-11 11:56 AM   #35 
  - You could always say "Did you hear about Ronald Reagan and Piper Laurie?"  MADem   Nov-23-11 12:04 PM   #39 
     - Just googled it. lol  Cyrano   Nov-23-11 12:13 PM   #45 
  - I find people like that to be much more tolerable when I drink a lot of beer.  Nye Bevan   Nov-23-11 11:59 AM   #36 
  - Oh, don't be a sourpuss--just ruin their fun with a smile!  MADem   Nov-23-11 12:02 PM   #37 
  - If you have a horrible day, they win.  Turbineguy   Nov-23-11 12:05 PM   #40 
  - Wear your freedom isn't free pay your taxes t-shirt  Rambis   Nov-23-11 12:05 PM   #41 
  - Can you distract them with sports talk?  Taverner   Nov-23-11 12:06 PM   #42 
  - The root of the problem is that too many  SheilaT   Nov-23-11 12:08 PM   #43 
  - I'll be completely outnumbered  IDemo   Nov-23-11 12:12 PM   #44 
  - good luck  xiamiam   Nov-23-11 12:26 PM   #52 
  - my suggestion  Mikeystyle   Nov-23-11 01:06 PM   #87 
  - When they do, say this, "People claiming the moral high ground should not be standing in quicksand"  LaydeeBug   Nov-23-11 12:17 PM   #46 
  - Last weekend I had dinner with my parents, it culminated in calling him a "fucking asshole"  Earth_First   Nov-23-11 12:23 PM   #48 
  - It's because of outcomes like this that I keep my mouth shut around family trolls  Cyrano   Nov-23-11 12:32 PM   # 
  - If I was concerned that some family was going to "lose contact" with  BR_Parkway   Nov-24-11 05:34 AM   #129 
  - Wow. Laughing at the plight of the homeless has to be some kind  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:51 PM   #75 
  - You could print out a copy of the sermon on the mount for him  darth marth   Nov-23-11 05:08 PM   #113 
  - Just to set things straight at the beginning of the visit, you might want to say...  JVS   Nov-24-11 05:18 AM   #127 
  - Just keep saying, "I don't understand. Can you explain?"  Wheezy   Nov-23-11 12:25 PM   #49 
  - That is another good tactic.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 01:43 PM   #92 
  - why do you *have* to deal with them. You don't.  SemperEadem   Nov-23-11 12:25 PM   #50 
  - Tell them they are wrong, and you don't want to debate them about it  quinnox   Nov-23-11 12:29 PM   #53 
  - Ah...just screw with them.  Wait Wut   Nov-23-11 12:31 PM   #55 
  - My family would be embarrassed by anyone who wanted to  LWolf   Nov-23-11 12:31 PM   #56 
  - Sit at the childrens table. And if the wingnuts start talking politics before or after dinner  mnhtnbb   Nov-23-11 12:31 PM   #58 
  - love it!!  dana_b   Nov-23-11 03:31 PM   #100 
  - Easy fun.....  cliffordu   Nov-23-11 12:32 PM   #59 
  - I quietly stopped seeing one of my relatives  EFerrari   Nov-23-11 12:34 PM   #60 
  - Jesus..I remember the Thanksgivings during Watergate  JanMichael   Nov-23-11 12:34 PM   #61 
  - Having flashbacks of my own. - n/t  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:54 PM   #76 
  - Wait until they insert their feet into mouths, then accuse them of  coalition_unwilling   Nov-23-11 12:34 PM   #62 
  - just count down til it'll be over. try to grin and bear it?  stuntcat   Nov-23-11 12:38 PM   #64 
  - My solution...  progressoid   Nov-23-11 12:41 PM   #68 
  - They are being aggressive/abusive... and they know it...  Bigmack   Nov-23-11 12:46 PM   #72 
  - Wing nut relatives at Thanksgivings can be fun if you do it  alfredo   Nov-23-11 12:47 PM   #73 
  - I've always found carefully planned snyde comments to be helpful in such situations. /nt  jimlup   Nov-23-11 12:47 PM   #74 
  - Best of luck to you Cyrano  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-23-11 12:54 PM   #77 
  - Treat them like Sonny Corelone talking to Carlo Rizzi...  Moostache   Nov-23-11 12:58 PM   #80 
  - Can you just get stoned?  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-23-11 01:00 PM   #81 
  - I just don't understand,  ladyVet   Nov-23-11 01:00 PM   #82 
  - In my area talking politics at family get-togethers is a no-no.  Odin2005   Nov-23-11 01:01 PM   #84 
  - A turkey leg  jbpdx   Nov-23-11 01:03 PM   #85 
  - Laryngitis  librechik   Nov-23-11 01:05 PM   #86 
  - Feeling your pain. I actually stay home alone rather than deal with those..  MarkCharles   Nov-23-11 01:08 PM   #88 
  - What if you agree with them  Thumper79   Nov-23-11 01:23 PM   #89 
  - I feel for you.  Habibi   Nov-23-11 01:38 PM   #91 
  - Bust out laughing  mcar   Nov-23-11 01:43 PM   #93 
  - This thread is comedy gold. n/t  MedicalAdmin   Nov-23-11 02:37 PM   #95 
  - I do have this RWer issue too  The Genealogist   Nov-23-11 02:46 PM   #96 
  - I empathize  dana_b   Nov-23-11 03:16 PM   #98 
  - Bring an Ipod.....  Darth_Kitten   Nov-23-11 03:38 PM   #101 
  - We chose to stay home. Our normal kids live too far away to visit.  appleannie1   Nov-23-11 04:31 PM   #105 
  - If you have a sense of humor that leans to the dry side  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Nov-23-11 04:32 PM   #106 
  - I have a BIL who is a Mitt Romney staffer  tabbycat31   Nov-23-11 05:00 PM   #110 
  - Make sure you the first one finished eating.  DocMac   Nov-23-11 05:08 PM   #112 
  - Good chance to practice Socratic method: ask questions carefully and politely  struggle4progress   Nov-23-11 05:12 PM   #114 
  - Yes last year was the first time in many years I went at my sister's house and my  southernyankeebelle   Nov-23-11 05:20 PM   #115 
  - Hurt them emotionally.  begin_within   Nov-23-11 05:27 PM   #117 
  - I have a great solution to your problem ...  JoePhilly   Nov-23-11 05:41 PM   #118 
  - Great idea! I plan to use that.  Tennessee Gal   Nov-24-11 09:29 AM   #137 
  - It could be worse, bad food or no food or nobody.  Festivito   Nov-23-11 09:56 PM   #119 
  - Ringing a register at min. wage while wonderful relatives are dining without me = a horrible day  Marrah_G   Nov-24-11 03:42 AM   #123 
  - Tell them that from now on you absolutely refuse to discuss politics  Raine   Nov-24-11 04:07 AM   #124 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 05:08 AM   #126 
  - You need to find a regular date for family meals who will give them a lot of shit  JVS   Nov-24-11 05:20 AM   #128 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-24-11 05:53 AM   #130 
  - I have to visit my wife's relatives in Alabama  Papagoose   Nov-24-11 06:14 AM   #131 
  - Monolithic Conservatism  SoDesuKa   Nov-24-11 06:28 AM   #132 
  - "I've often asked myself why I put up with it."  Leftist Agitator   Nov-24-11 08:42 AM   #133 
  - Take them the article on studies on how misinformed Fox vieweres are  lunatica   Nov-24-11 08:52 AM   #134 
  - yes perfect, bring the article, then ask them some questions to prove how uninformed they are  darth marth   Nov-24-11 11:26 AM   #139 
  - Laughing my ass off!  FedUpJerseyGirl   Nov-24-11 09:00 AM   #135 
  - No need to argue or choke...  pipi_k   Nov-24-11 09:04 AM   #136 
  - Insist on ground roes of No talking politics. Keep TV off political shows. nt  Ilsa   Nov-24-11 09:32 AM   #138 
 

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