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Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:03 PM

I saw this in an advice column today

"Dear Amy:
My father-in-law refuses to believe that Biden has won the presidential election, and flies into a rage every time the subject is brought up. He gets red in the face, stamps his feet, and will even throw things. My wife insists that we should protect him by going out of our way to avoid any mention of the election. But I feel that postponing the inevitable will only result in increased hostility and feelings of isolation in a man who already believes the world is conspiring against him.
My question is, would it be better coming from me, or from an old family friend, whom he trusts? I'm sure this friend would be glad to help, in between speaking engagements at landscaping companies.

Worried,
J. Rod"

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Reply I saw this in an advice column today (Original post)
70sEraVet Nov 2020 OP
KT2000 Nov 2020 #1
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #2
70sEraVet Nov 2020 #8
Clearly fogged in Nov 2020 #9
SWBTATTReg Nov 2020 #3
cwydro Nov 2020 #5
SWBTATTReg Nov 2020 #6
cwydro Nov 2020 #7
LakeArenal Nov 2020 #4
Mariana Nov 2020 #10

Response to 70sEraVet (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:09 PM

1. a doctor

he already has a bunch of winners who could intercede - Jackson, Bornstein, Atlas, and Ablow.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:12 PM

2. Very good, Topsy Kretts

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Response to Clearly fogged in (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 06:23 PM

8. I had to look up your reference

Never heard of 'Topsy Kretts' before.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 06:32 PM

9. J Rod. J Rod, I said again to myself before it hit me.

Jared, of course. I'm slow.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:14 PM

3. Why worry about it? If the idiot wants to believe in a fantasy world, let him. I wouldn't waste

one damn iota of energy on such idiots ... if these idiots are gullible enough to believe there is a child porn ring in a Pizza Hut that is run by HRC, in NYC, then they have a lot more problems facing reality.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:42 PM

5. I think the Op is being satirical.

Read it carefully.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:51 PM

6. Yes, I know. I read that way, and did read it 'carefully'. NT

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:56 PM

7. All righty then.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 05:40 PM

4. Mind your own business.

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Response to 70sEraVet (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 06:44 PM

10. Abusive behavior should never be tolerated.

If he throws things at you or your wife, call the police and have him arrested. Domestic violence is a crime.

If he's throwing your things in your home, but not throwing them at anyone, tell him to leave. If he refuses, call the police and have him arrested. Vandalism and trespassing are crimes.

If he's throwing his own things in his own home because he's having a temper tantrum, well, adults are allowed to have temper tantrums in their own homes, and to destroy their own property. Go home and leave him to it.

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