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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:44 PM
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Don't get in a fight with your relatives about politics.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:46 PM
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1. I try not to, but I do yell "UNREC" a lot at them
:)
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:49 PM
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4. LOL
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:53 PM
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5. ....
:spray:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:58 PM
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8. Think I will try that.
I don't want arguments at Thankgiving dinner and that might confuse them enough to make them quiet.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:47 PM
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2. Liberals should unilaterally disarm..
If we contradict Fox News and Limbaugh talking points it can lead to family friction.

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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:47 PM
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3. Football, however....
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:53 PM
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6. 67.3% of families get into political fights during the holidays
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:54 PM
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7. you may get pepper-sprayed
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:01 PM
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9. I'll try not to, but while on DU I am decidedly "left of center"
among my relatives I am practically a right wing apostate.

Grandma is a registered socialist, great-grandpa was a communist and my mother will vote democratic in close elections as a nod to political realism, but votes Green or socialist in all other circumstances. My parents spend a lot of time wondering where they went wrong with me. But they love and accept me anyway.

(For the record, on the Pew Research Center's political attitudes survey, I clocked in as slightly left of Gandhi, so I'm not all that "centrist", but I guess it's all compared to the company you keep.)

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!
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polly7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:06 PM
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10. Unfortunately in my family it wasn't just the holidays.
Two of my brothers praised Bush's Iraq war during every Sunday dinner at my Dad's. "Turn it all into glass", "who gives a * about little *'ds". I answered back at first, then just had to get up and leave, but still get blamed for stirring up shit because I was too 'sensitive'. It's hard when your own family thinks this way.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:51 PM
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11. This might be the first thing I've ever seen you post that I agree with. nt nt
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:53 PM
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12. We're having an all Progressive Liberal feast this year!
Since my dad dumped the GOP to vote for Obama, family political discussions have been bliss! Bliss! Bliss I tell you!
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