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My Deplorable in-laws this morning: not the reaction I expected!

My wife's parents, now in their mid 70's are classic Deplorables. Her mom was a school teacher and dad was a union electrician his whole career. In other words, FORMER Democrats who, somewhere along the line, were convinced by Rush, then Hannity and Fox, that their (perceived) declining standard of living was the fault of "coloreds" and "liberals," thus rendering them reliable white blue collar Republican voters. Being in that demographic, they naturally love TRUMP.

Anyway, they both showed up this morning on their way to our nephew's hockey game, and their reaction to the Nunes memo was... interesting? I expected them to kind of smirk and insinuate that TRUMP had been right all along, but that's not what we got. Instead we got my wife's father, red-faced and almost yelling about how we needed MILITARY TRIBUNALS for THAT SCHIFF LOSER and OBAMA and HILLARY and THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATS ON THAT COMMITTEE AND THEY HAD BETTER HAVE LOTS OF ROPE BECAUSE THEY'D BE NEEDING IT!

I am Jewish, of Eastern European and Russian ancestry, and there are several holes in my family tree because of people who thought exactly like my in-laws. This is terrifying.

My wife asked her parents to leave our house. That has never happened before. Dark times.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Feb 3, 2018, 12:19 PM (108 replies)

This whole Nunes Memo thing reminds me of guys who talked big when I played HS football.

I was an offensive and defensive lineman in high school, by no means a great player but good enough to start on the varsity for a couple years on pretty decent teams. Anyway, as most know attempts at verbal intimidation and bravado are commonplace in football, and I got a bit more than my share because I have an obviously Jewish name and lived in a place where there weren't a whole lot of Jews. Now, sometimes guys would run their mouth and then proceed to knock the snot out of me once the game started. Other times, though, their actual abilities fell well short of the talk. When this happened I would always say "That's all you got?"

That's how I feel looking at this memo and the muted reaction to it. I know Comey expressed much the same. Republicans, that's all you got?

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Feb 2, 2018, 08:34 PM (0 replies)

Happy RUSH Day, Rush fans! (and no, my god, I don't mean Limbaugh!)

I refer, of course, to this day being December 21st, or 21/12!

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Dec 21, 2017, 11:00 PM (6 replies)

Is anyone else struck by the irony of Donny Bone Spurs being in Da Nang 50 years after

that terrible ailment made him unfit for the Service?
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Nov 10, 2017, 05:44 PM (4 replies)

OK Alabama Democrats, you can win this!

You can send Roy Moore back under the rock from which he crawled and help elect a Democratic Senate! Roll Tide! Go Bama! Not sure what to say to the Auburn people on here but I love you too- all of you Alabama Dems. This Badger is cheering for you!

P.S. Tide fans: we just might meet in the College Football Playoff this season...could happen!

ON EDIT: War Eagle! There! The poster below reminded me what the proper greeting is for an Auburn fan. I should have remembered, too- we've played Auburn in a couple of bowl games fairly recently!
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Nov 9, 2017, 11:45 PM (1 replies)

Hey Wisconsin- FUCK YOU !!!!!

That's right, FUCK YOU Wisconsin. You elected Ron Fucking Johnson, who says food and shelter are privileges, TWICE over Russ Feingold.

So, FUCK Wisconsin. This fucking shitty state deserves all the pain it's gonna get.

Oh, yeah, I live here and have for 50 of my 52 years. I'd be the hell outta here too if I could leave. Because of aging parents on both sides of my family, I can't. And if I seem unhinged it's because I am. I work for the state and Scott Walker took away my family's mental health benefits a few years back.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:39 AM (18 replies)

I am leaving DU for a while.

It's just not good for my mental health so I am taking a short break...
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Wed Aug 30, 2017, 03:15 PM (13 replies)

Well apparently TRUMP's performance in Texas is giving him a boost in the polls...

His disapproval number in the Gallup Daily Tracking poll had been mired at 60%, but he has now surged all the way to only 59% disapproval. MAGA!!!
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Wed Aug 30, 2017, 12:51 PM (0 replies)

As long as Bannon, Gorka, and Miller still serve in the TRUMP administration, then

TRUMP is endorsing white nationalism. It's really that simple.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:18 PM (29 replies)

Why am I seeing attack ads against Tammy Baldwin on DU?

This should not be.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Aug 10, 2017, 12:02 PM (1 replies)
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