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Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:15 PM

 

I was just disinvited from my niece's high school graduation because MAGA!

My Trump-humping brother in law just disinvited me from his daughter's graduation because of my (and my two daughters) refusal to praise The Donald for "all of the great things he's doing for people of faith." Really, I wish I was kidding. He and his wife are MAGAChristians and they don't want us spoiling their daughter's day... as if we were going to bring up politics (we weren't obviously). My wife will go and represent our family (it's her brother) and I will stay home with the girls.

So, Donald, I finally have something to thank you for... you got me out of what would have been a miserable afternoon, and instead I get to go to a movie with my girls. Thanks, buddy!

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Reply I was just disinvited from my niece's high school graduation because MAGA! (Original post)
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 OP
vercetti2021 Jun 2018 #1
oasis Jun 2018 #2
oberliner Jun 2018 #3
democratisphere Jun 2018 #4
TheBlackAdder Jun 2018 #5
LiberalFighter Jun 2018 #6
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #10
AJT Jun 2018 #30
lpbk2713 Jun 2018 #7
Cha Jun 2018 #8
roamer65 Jun 2018 #9
Pepsidog Jun 2018 #11
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #12
catbyte Jun 2018 #13
aeromanKC Jun 2018 #14
DFW Jun 2018 #15
Top 10 Idiots Jun 2018 #16
KelleyKramer Jun 2018 #17
orleans Jun 2018 #18
BadGimp Jun 2018 #19
Laffy Kat Jun 2018 #20
radical noodle Jun 2018 #21
lunasun Jun 2018 #25
radical noodle Jun 2018 #26
Still In Wisconsin Jun 2018 #35
radical noodle Jun 2018 #37
snowybirdie Jun 2018 #34
Rainbow Droid Jun 2018 #36
3catwoman3 Jun 2018 #22
liberalmuse Jun 2018 #23
lunasun Jun 2018 #24
lindysalsagal Jun 2018 #27
cbreezen Jun 2018 #28
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2018 #29
pnwmom Jun 2018 #31
Maraya1969 Jun 2018 #38
pnwmom Jun 2018 #39
Vinca Jun 2018 #32
blueinredohio Jun 2018 #33
FreeState Jun 2018 #40
the_sly_pig Jun 2018 #41
hibbing Jun 2018 #42

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:17 PM

1. I guess they're just doing what Donald did

Throw a big fit and disinvite somebody. Just following orders like a good slave...

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:27 PM

2. Get thee gone with thy blasphemy.

thou shalt not speak ill of the Chosen One.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:33 PM

3. They still like him?

 

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:36 PM

4. Who the hell wants to hangout with drumpf et al supporters

regardless of the occasion. You and your's are better off!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:36 PM

5. Ask her if she has a 529 College Saver Plan and donate to that. Direct cash gifts will be wasted.

.

Help to give her the gift of education. Help get her educated and enlightened so she can become independent.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:38 PM

6. Good for you. What part of Wisconsin?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:55 PM

10. I'm in West Central Wisconsin. The graduation is in the Twin Cities over across the river.

 

It's a *VERY* well-to-do suburb of Minneapolis.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:32 AM

30. I lived in Edina in my youth (high school and college)

Was a pretty blue place back then.....although I did not like living there. The kids were so obnoxious.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:38 PM

7. Don't they know anything of his background?



And they claim to be people of faith?

OMFG

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:42 PM

8. They worship the Devil.. the anti-Christ.

Good on you, Still In Wisconsin

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2018, 11:47 PM

9. You will enjoy the time with your daughters a LOT more.

These fundie freaks are not enjoyable people to be around at all. They should be ostracized and avoided at all costs.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:12 AM

11. Good riddance

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:29 AM

12. Wait. She actually graduated?

From what?

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:29 AM

13. I feel sorry for your wife. What a spiteful, petty, just-plain-crappy

example your "faith-filled" brother-in-law is setting for his children. He sounds just as hypocritical and shallow as his Dear Leader. He sounds like a real asshole. Some of the nastiest, most despicable people I've met in my years on this earth are people who claim to be "devout people of faith."

Enjoy your day with your daughters!

MAGA!
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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:31 AM

14. Faux Christians are disgusting.

NO ONE who supports Trump is a Christian. NO ONE!!

Enjoy your PFT!!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:35 AM

15. Some time, ask him for a list of "all of the great things he is doing for people of faith"

Specific examples. When you get down to him listing specific examples of THAT, my bet is that the list will be REALLY short. Have a great time at the movie with the girls!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 12:48 AM

16. This is why I refer to them as MAGAholes!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:04 AM

17. Tell them you followed Donalds example...


and spent the day with a porn star

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:16 AM

18. i don't understand why your wife is going

it's her brother. so fucking what?
he's an asshole. why is she being polite and showing up?

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:18 AM

19. #PutinWinsAgain

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:22 AM

20. Wonder if there's ever been an American president who has divided families....

As much as 45? I am sorry this happened to you. Even though you are happy to miss the event, it must still sting a little.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:33 AM

21. I think if I were your wife

I would not go either. I will not go anywhere if my husband and family is not also welcome.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:02 AM

25. Ditto if it were me . I'd find it insulting & bad etiquette , but maybe his wife wants to go ...

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Response to lunasun (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:05 AM

26. Probably so... loves her niece, I'm sure

but I still wouldn't do it no matter how much I loved the niece. I'd send her a letter explaining why I didn't attend.

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Response to lunasun (Reply #25)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 10:40 AM

35. Yeah, it's that. Our niece is a naive rich girl but still has a kind heart... it seems anyway.

 

And she's our first niece.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Reply #35)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:43 PM

37. Her parents have put your wife

in a horrible position. What a shame it's come to this, but good on not ever inviting them to your place again. It's a plus for that reason. I hope the girl wakes up.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:44 AM

34. Absolutely would not go

if my family wasn't welcome to the celebration. No gifts either. Anyone who inserts uber politics into a family gathering is not worth my time.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:38 PM

36. No kidding. I would never, ever, ever, EVER fail to show solidarity in this situation. NEVER.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:47 AM

22. You are getting the better...

...of the deal, IMO.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:49 AM

23. That's more Trumpian than Christian. A name change is in order.

I guess the Bible was right in that the people believing in it would worship the anti-Christ. Is MAGA the mark of the beast? They wear it on their foreheads.

I may or may not be kidding.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:59 AM

24. Donate money to a neutral cause like animal welfare in her name for a gift, so she knows your

family is not the evil jizz mom and pop say you folks are and be done with it. This is a double plus as now you do not have to invite them to any of your affairs due solely to blood

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 02:21 AM

27. That's so christian of them. I'm serious.

I hate religion.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:17 AM

28. That's some creepy stuff there!

Enjoy your day away from that divisiveness.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 03:18 AM

29. The offender-in-chief is dividing us like never before, can't remember this happening previously

I can't remember families being divided by previous presidents, Carter, Clinton, even Reagan. I happen to know now that one of my aunts used to be a Republican poll worker, but nobody fought about it, the occasion was just about the kid graduating, getting married, etc. This offensive fool is causing more damage than anyone could possibly have anticipated.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 04:09 AM

31. Here's what you should give them for Christmas.

A good book. (But not "the good book."

This one.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/06/this-evangelical-pastor-helped-build-the-religious-right-he-now-believes-he-made-a-terrible-mistake-rob-schenck/

This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake.

And that Donald Trump might mean the end for American evangelicalism.

But today, Schenck is, in many respects, unrecognizable. He’s distanced himself from many of his fellow evangelical pastors and former political allies, leaving his anti-abortion work behind in favor of another pro-life cause, though one uncommon among American evangelicals: gun control.

Schenck attributes this transformation to his late-career doctorate in ministry—specifically, his research on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who questioned the symbiotic, and problematic, relationship that emerged between Adolf Hitler and 1930s German evangelical churches. Schenck began seeing parallels in the closeness between the American evangelical church and the Republican Party, and wondering if the religious institution to which he’d dedicated his life had become complicit in providing a spiritual veneer for a hate-filled political agenda. Schenck says the result of this codependence culminated in 2016, with four-fifths of white American evangelicals supporting President Donald Trump, whose behavior often stands in sharp contrast to traditional Christian values. Schenck, still an activist to his core, is now a voice of ethical reform in American evangelicalism and public policy, specifically on gun safety.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 06:02 PM

38. I just sent this from Amazon to my own white evangelical sibling

He has been a mean person ever since he joined this group, (and became a damn preacher)

I remembered today how, as a teenager with severe panic attacks I went to see our church pastor who took advantage of, (and fostered) my dependence on him to violate me sexually. A few years after I told my parents, (not sure how the brother found out but I know he knew) when said brother was in Seminary he accepted this minister's invitation to speak at that very church. I remember hearing my brother tell my parents and me about the invitation and I kind of blew a fuse after I found our that my brother just accepted it. He acted so fucking nonchalantly about the whole thing, "Oh, I told him I would do it" In the end he didn't speak but he told me that, at my mother's urging he just wrote this minister a note saying that, "My sister would be very upset"

Nothing like, "How dare you do that to my sister" or "I will not engage with my sister's abuser" Just "My sister would be very upset" at the urging of my mother.

I could go on to talk about how deceitful, greedy and downright cruel this man is. The thing that I know is he did not grow up like this. I remember his crying very easily at hearing others go through suffering. Now he is a hardened shell.

I go through intense hatred, to acceptance because he is my sibling to guilt, (for some fucking I don't know reason) toward him. My mother is 86 and we are tied together through money that he now is in charge of that will end with her demise. But truthfully I wish he would just die and end it all and my mom live to 110.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #38)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 06:26 PM

39. Thank you for sharing this, Maraya1969.

I am so sorry for what the minister did -- and even more, for the kind of brother you have.

I just lost my mom and what got me through it were my siblings. I hope you have others close to you since you can't rely on your brother. Unfortunately, a book won't change him.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 05:32 AM

32. Of all the MAGA nuts, the MAGA Christians are the worst. I honestly think they've

somehow convinced themselves he's the second coming. Let's face it - Don takes the whole "hate the sin, love the sinner" schtick to an entirely new level.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 07:44 AM

33. Even though it was my brother I still wouldn't go

I would mail the niece her gift with a note stating "if you want to know why we didn't come to your graduation call me or come over and we can discuss it." Just because her parents feel that way doesn't mean she does.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:07 PM

40. Cult behavior

Thats what cults do to people to keep you in line. Pit their families against their faith.

So sorry this is happening to your girls and you.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 09:18 PM

41. You don't need Pharisee traitors in your life....

Harsh, but true...

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Sat Jun 9, 2018, 10:53 PM

42. Why do trumpsters feel the need to shove it in your face

The ones I know always have to push it. Then we have/had idiots in my town driving around with giant Trump flags on their pickups. I don't recall seeing any Obama flags, just bumper stickers, of course I'm in one of the redest of states. I am not ashamed of having a bit of cult of personality thing for the Obamas, but I never shoved my admiration of him in someone's face and would generally only talk politics with like minded individuals.


Peace

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