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(AZ Family)   Add 1 pro-secession Facebook post from your brother with 2 cups of white wine in your dad, stir in gloating election year results by your sister and you've got yourself one of the most volatile family Thanksgiving dinner in years   (azfamily.com) divider line 138
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2012-11-21 10:39:22 AM

Lydia_C: Jae0o0: Im the only person in my family that voted for Obama. Every other person from the age of 18 to 70 is a fox news watching Obama hating rage filled person.
I can avoid politics.
They cant.
Help me.

I can't help much, since I'm in a similar boat. Sorry.

Though I can say that most of the family will probably try to avoid politics this holiday, I dread the presence of my step-niece's husband. He's a WND fan, loves to take any opportunity to spout crap, looking for affirmation. The trouble is that he's also got a mental disability (really - it's a formally diagnosed medical condition), so I can't say much to counter him without looking like I'm trying to score on the intellectually disabled. I may have to get up and leave the room if he starts in, for the sake of my own sanity.


Pass the mashed potatoes to him and ask him to count them before you leave.
 
2012-11-21 10:39:23 AM

WTF Indeed: White people problems.


Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.
 
2012-11-21 10:39:43 AM
I'm so glad that most of my immediate family are pretty liberal, so this is a non-issue around the dinner table, we just fight about the normal family dysfunctional stuff. I have some extended Republican family, but they are more of the New England/libertarian style republicans and live in the woods on the Northeast coast, however, some are very religious and right wing and fairly irritating in that regard, yet remain fairly civil in their discourse, even if their beliefs themselves are fairly out there, because of the whole being from New England thing. Thankfully, I won't be seeing them this year. I'll see them at some point over the next year I'm sure and they will have had plenty of time to get over the election (they've already stopped pouting on Facebook and are back to posting pictures of food and children) and we can go back to talking about the moose they saw in their back yard or something like that.
 
2012-11-21 10:40:57 AM

lohphat: Your Zionist Leader: bborchar: My family doesn't even need politics to add drama to Thanksgiving...my idiot brother and his insufferable wife make sure every holiday is ruined. This year they aren't coming (they got mad over my parents not giving them money), but decided to still send insulting text messages to my sister and mother and refuse to let their kids come over for dinner. People are idiots if they let ideology get in the way of family...I'd take political banter over my brother and sil any day.

My two brother's wives are not allowed to be in the same room together they fight so bad. My oldest brother has three kids, and his wife has a daughter from a previous marriage. His stepdaughter is 17 and pregnant, his daughter is 13 and turning boy crazy. My SIL actually told my sister and I that we were prudes because we didn't think it was ok for a 13 year old to have their boyfriend spend the night in their room with the door closed.

Can she make butter and sketti?


The last time that particular SIL tried to cook, she burned down a 100 year old house. I hesitate to think what her spawn would do if released around open flame
 
2012-11-21 10:41:59 AM

dilettantegrrl: Jae0o0: Im the only person in my family that voted for Obama. Every other person from the age of 18 to 70 is a fox news watching Obama hating rage filled person.
I can avoid politics.
They cant.
Help me.

Know that there are many of us out there just like you. I don't know how to deal with this issue either (my neo-con dad is seriously scaring me lately) but I love my family and I remind them of that fact when things get too tense. Good luck and FSM help us all tomorrow.


When they start in, quietly get up, leave the table, open the front door, and head out to a bar where you'll be around people with a common purpose.

Once your family realizes your're gone, they may get the message.
 
2012-11-21 10:42:26 AM

fireclown: WTF Indeed: White people problems.

Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.


Why would they? With all that free Obam-urkey and mashed Obam-atoes and Obama'd greens and Obampkin pie for dessert and watching the big game on their Obamaphones, what is to be pissed off about?

/That's terrible, I'm sorry
 
2012-11-21 10:43:27 AM

suthrnrunt: HA! this is my family.. my brother... while he may not wear tinfoil, he saves his nail clippings in a jar in his closet and believes sarah palin would have been our savior..... OH!!! he also keeps his wisdom teeth that he got taken out at the ripe age of 19 (note: he's 41) in a napkin in his jacket pocket. carries them around with him 24x7


That's not so much a political issue but a diagnosis found somewhere in deep the bowels of the DSM IV
 
2012-11-21 10:44:00 AM
You Americans are so lucky to have this vacation where you are basically FORCED to get all your family together. Makes for so much exciting drama. I mean it. You Christmas movies are always so cheerful and sugary, whereas your thanksgiving movies are full of neurosis and dysfunctionnal families. What fun !
 
2012-11-21 10:44:06 AM

tommyl66: fireclown: WTF Indeed: White people problems.

Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.

Why would they? With all that free Obam-urkey and mashed Obam-atoes and Obama'd greens and Obampkin pie for dessert and watching the big game on their Obamaphones, what is to be pissed off about?

/That's terrible, I'm sorry


I chuckled
 
2012-11-21 10:44:42 AM

pxlboy: tricycleracer: rufus-t-firefly: Then make sure you get a few phone calls during dinner.

Just set a few alarms and use that ringtone as the alarm sound. "Excuse me, I have to take this. My case worker is getting me car payment-assistance and a free laptop. Thank God for that Obama!"

ROFLMOAR


Bonus points if you can somehow show up in a Cadillac.
 
2012-11-21 10:45:22 AM

padraig: You Americans are so lucky to have this vacation where you are basically FORCED to get all your family together. Makes for so much exciting drama. I mean it. You Christmas movies are always so cheerful and sugary, whereas your thanksgiving movies are full of neurosis and dysfunctionnal families. What fun !


And then we go out the next day for a full-contact consumerism bloodsport! What a country!
 
2012-11-21 10:46:10 AM

fireclown: WTF Indeed: White people problems.

Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.


Do blacks argue about which black politicians aren't racist enough?
 
2012-11-21 10:47:35 AM

Grimlock2099: My family is mostly conservative but we respect each other regardless of opinion and political stances. We rib each other a bit, but it's all rather harmless (same goes for religion - I'm the only atheistand "librul" as far as I know).

A few weeks before the election my Aunt (a staunch Republican Christian) was giving me crap about the President when I first arrived at a big family get-together. I laughed it off, but later that evening as we sat down for dinner, she looked over at me and asked (as she has for years) if I wanted to say the prayer. I usually politely decline, but this time I said sure. I closed my eyes , bowed my head and said "O' Mormon Jesus, please bless this bountiful meal and bless Joseph Smith who brought Your true word to the world on golden plates given to him by a talking bear. Bless Mitt Romney so that he will become President and lead our nation to properity and Mormonism so that we will get our own planets when we die and become the gods of those planets and populate those planets with our kids. In Your name Mormon Jesus, amen."

I looked up and everyone was staring at me, then started laughing and clapping with the exception of my Aunt who just smiled and said "can someone do a REAL prayer now?".


That was beautiful... My eyes are still watering from the laughter.
 
2012-11-21 10:47:40 AM
Simple Thanksgiving Game.

Change to the Petraeus affair whenever any other topic comes up.

Insist on an acting out of the various sexual positions that may have occurred during the affair among the various participants, including imaginary

Discuss how this game may be playing in San Francisco during the nudity protests.
 
2012-11-21 10:47:51 AM
All look at all those precious middle class yuppie scum, shocked, shocked I tell you that this year at Thanksgiving it might not be all football, booze and family camaraderie.

I hated both Thanksgiving and Christmas right up until I quit attending family functions, now most of them are dead and it is a pleasant time of year. Yes, only after all four of my grandparents, father, mother, four uncles, and two aunts had been planted in the grave did Thanksgiving and Christmas become enjoyable.

Every year someone from my extended family would piss someone off, usually about the first or second week of October, then the offended party would stew about it until Thanksgiving when they would enact their revenge, which inevitably came after a copious amount of alcohol was consumed. The third act of this farking play would come at Christmas, because from Thanksgiving until Christmas the two sides would snipe at each other. On a good year it ended with someone passing out, on bad years the cops were called to break up the brawl.


As a kid I could not avoid being dragged to this family get together, but after I went away to college I always found an excuse to be elsewhere. It was not until I was in my 30's that I realized some people actually like getting together with their family, some people actually have a good time, for some people a family holiday meal does not end up with hurt feelings and black eyes.
 
2012-11-21 10:48:52 AM

Your Zionist Leader:
The last time that particular SIL tried to cook, she burned down a 100 year old house. I hesitate to think what her spawn would do if released around open flame


I think we all need many more details on this event. Purely for our own edification and safety, you understand, and not at all for purposes of stock-piling enough schadenfreude material to get ourselves through tomorrow with subvocal mutterings of "it could be worse... it could be worse... it could be worse..." rather than shoving Great Aunt Sue's face into the gravy after she accidentally ruins it when she mistakes the gravy boat for her denture bowl.
 
2012-11-21 10:50:49 AM
My family usually ends up "settling" our differences outside while playing some pigskin. I'm apart of the liberal side of the family (and the oldest and largest of the men) and we usually dominate the field. Sadly I was out last year with a broken foot due to a crazy night of dancing, so we libs look to reclaim the mantle and will chant four more years all the way back home.

Grandparents still get a little pissy when I don't pray with everyone else before supper (I just calmly sit there), but I'm the best of the grandchildren so they don't say much about it. It's pretty easy to throw their religious judgement back in their faces when the "most adamantly religious" among the grandchildren is a huge fark-up with a shiatty attitude. I just point at my ultra-religious cousin and say, "So you want me to be more like him?". That shuts 'em up real damn quick.

/Sorry for the rant; we have a quirky family, but the love is always there
 
2012-11-21 10:51:16 AM

the_vicious_fez: Your Zionist Leader:
The last time that particular SIL tried to cook, she burned down a 100 year old house. I hesitate to think what her spawn would do if released around open flame

I think we all need many more details on this event. Purely for our own edification and safety, you understand, and not at all for purposes of stock-piling enough schadenfreude material to get ourselves through tomorrow with subvocal mutterings of "it could be worse... it could be worse... it could be worse..." rather than shoving Great Aunt Sue's face into the gravy after she accidentally ruins it when she mistakes the gravy boat for her denture bowl.


Nothing too terribly exciting, she left both the stove and the oven on and went to bed
 
2012-11-21 10:51:25 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: pxlboy: tricycleracer: rufus-t-firefly: Then make sure you get a few phone calls during dinner.

Just set a few alarms and use that ringtone as the alarm sound. "Excuse me, I have to take this. My case worker is getting me car payment-assistance and a free laptop. Thank God for that Obama!"

ROFLMOAR

Bonus points if you can somehow show up in a Cadillac.


Dressed like this

digitaldaily.allthingsd.com
 
2012-11-21 10:57:25 AM
Subby has been peeking at my inlaws again...

This year probably won't be too bad. Yeah, there will be the typical crap but my commie socialist arse is used to it. But this year, with stores opening on Thursday night, that means that my younger brother in law and his wife will get the slings and arrows for leaving to go shopping and the old folks will be so distracted by that they won't notice we will leave to go to MY family who will be gathering for a meal for the first time in 6 years because both my sister (who lives in the south) and my cousin (who lives overseas) will both be in town. PLUS we will do the typical Friday get together with my family too, as is tradition.

My wife usually asks why we spend three days with her fmaily and only a few hours with mine. This year; DIFFERENT.
 
2012-11-21 10:57:40 AM

Publikwerks: First off I remind them that nothing has changed since 2010...


I'm with you there.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-21 10:58:47 AM

Another Pretentious Nickname: Politics is interesting and important. If we can't discuss it cordially and intelligently even among our own families, we are truly doomed.



So, yeah... we are truly doomed


Because no one discusses politics anymore or issues, instead the discussions more or less revolve around name calling, hyperboles, the repetition of "things" people have heard without any sort of understanding of the issue, and are almost all aimed at trying to make the person you are having a "discussion" with or about look stupid. Everyone is caught up with party affiliations and these silly stereotypes and fabricated ideas of the opposition, they have lost sight of what matters.

My outlook on fiscal policies is mostly conservative, but when it comes to social issues mostly liberal. I cannot have any sort of discussion with pretty much anyone without being asked or labeled as either a "Republican" or "Democrat" which after this occurs, it doesn't matter WHAT I say as the person's mind is already made up. You know why I find that sad is because politicians have successfully brainwashed America to rely on what they and their mass-marketing group (any vocal talking head with an agenda) have to say. Independent thought is not encouraged. What would be truly interesting is if the ballots did not put the "straight party ticket" option on them and if the ballots did not list the candidate's party platform. Force people to ACTUALLY do some research into who they are voting for.
 
2012-11-21 11:02:10 AM
We don't even need to get into politics to get tempers up. My sitting silently and politely while my in-laws say grace has annoyed them every year we have thanksgiving at their house. They expect me to bow my head and say amen with them since apparently they want a son in law who allows himself to be bullied rather than one with beliefs that don't line up with their own.
 
2012-11-21 11:02:54 AM

suthrnrunt: HA! this is my family..


My brother voted for Anderson one year, and Ross Perot the other. He's not foxnewsy, more a hippy channeling that crazy dude from repo man.

Here's a quote "when the bann-hammer comes, I'll be racing towards that hidden cave we know about in Ky, because you know, the radioactive winds will sweep around those mountains, not over them!"

/right bro
//whatever you say
///pass the mashed!
 
2012-11-21 11:04:24 AM

Slaves2Darkness: All look at all those precious middle class yuppie scum, shocked, shocked I tell you that this year at Thanksgiving it might not be all football, booze and family camaraderie.

I hated both Thanksgiving and Christmas right up until I quit attending family functions, now most of them are dead and it is a pleasant time of year. Yes, only after all four of my grandparents, father, mother, four uncles, and two aunts had been planted in the grave did Thanksgiving and Christmas become enjoyable.

Every year someone from my extended family would piss someone off, usually about the first or second week of October, then the offended party would stew about it until Thanksgiving when they would enact their revenge, which inevitably came after a copious amount of alcohol was consumed. The third act of this farking play would come at Christmas, because from Thanksgiving until Christmas the two sides would snipe at each other. On a good year it ended with someone passing out, on bad years the cops were called to break up the brawl.


As a kid I could not avoid being dragged to this family get together, but after I went away to college I always found an excuse to be elsewhere. It was not until I was in my 30's that I realized some people actually like getting together with their family, some people actually have a good time, for some people a family holiday meal does not end up with hurt feelings and black eyes.


Your Irish aren't you? You smell like one of us...
 
2012-11-21 11:05:24 AM

the money is in the banana stand: I cannot have any sort of discussion with pretty much anyone without being asked or labeled as either a "Republican" or "Democrat"


Yep. One sister calls me a CON, the father calls me a LIB.

Will be spending Thanksgiving with people who call me 'Capie' this year.
 
2012-11-21 11:06:15 AM

fireclown: WTF Indeed: White people problems.

Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.


You have an entire culture where independence of thought and image is looked down upon. Of course they don't get into political discussions because almost everyone is in conformity and agreement. Dress different or think differently? Uncle Tom, why are you trying to be white? Pretty sad really.
 
2012-11-21 11:11:35 AM
Thank heavens it's just me and my parents this year. We're all liberal and we actually like each other, so all's well.

Happily the extended family just gets together for reunions in the summer; if there are too many conservative rants I can always excuse myself to go down to the river to watch the kids.

"No Uncle X, that big buck nibong who looked at your car isn't going to steal it. If you'll excuse me, I'd best check on the kids to make sure they don't drown." Sigh.
 
2012-11-21 11:13:31 AM

the money is in the banana stand: fireclown: WTF Indeed: White people problems.

Really? Black families don't get political and pissed off at each other at the holidays? Can I drop over at your place thie Xmas? I'll bring pie.

You have an entire culture where independence of thought and image is looked down upon. Of course they don't get into political discussions because almost everyone is in conformity and agreement. Dress different or think differently? Uncle Tom, why are you trying to be white? Pretty sad really.


I can believe that. A good friend of mine gets that a lot, too. It can't be easy to be black and nerdy in a culture that would brand you as "acting white".
 
2012-11-21 11:19:12 AM
In fact, things have gotten so tense over politics between Brian Davidson, a 40-year-old attorney in Helena, and his father, 130 miles away in Russellville, that they've changed plans, forgoing their usual gathering.

"We're not even going," says Brian, who voted for Barack Obama, and describes his father as "a little to the right of Glenn Beck." Better to skip this one, he says, than suffer "a non-recoverable blowup."


I live in Helena, AL so I'm getting a kick...

It's a totally whitebread, boring suburb of Birmingham. Obama voters are pretty thin on the ground around here. The derp factor isn't as high as other places, but very white cracker Republican sort of area.
 
2012-11-21 11:21:55 AM
Yeah, politics with family can sui. These days though, I'm far enough off in lefty la-la land that we can agree that Obama indeed bad and move on to a different topic before getting to substantive stuff that'll start an argument.

Not that I mind throwing down, but its a day for Turkey, football and togetherness.
 
2012-11-21 11:22:51 AM
Mother - dead over 20 years now
Father - dead over 20 years now
Grandparents - LONG time dead - about 40 years now
Sister - estranged for over ten years (good riddance, the biatch)
Everyone else - there is none
Mrs's relatives - either live too far away or not interested in getting together

Just me and Mrs BrianGriffin, who shares my views on everything except the entertainment worth of science fiction.

The recipe for a great Thanksgiving and Christmas = she, I, our dog Mamie, plenty of eats and booze, and a fire in the fireplace....ahhhh, bliss!
 
2012-11-21 11:24:04 AM
The one bright spot in the article is the very last line. It gives me hope for America.
 
2012-11-21 11:26:15 AM
Ya' know, if you don't like being around your family on Thanksgiving stay home.
 
2012-11-21 11:27:33 AM
MY family is still almost all local and because it's large we often invite "extras" to our table (35-40 is not unusual) including extended family of spouses and the like if they have small families. That's how we ended up setting the scene for the Most Awkward Thanksgiving Momenet ever:

Dramatis Personae:
MY Parents: Very devout Catholics, Very Republican, Very Irish when it comes to hospitality (even the kids table has small cordial-sized wine glasses on it) but overall decent people who taught us basic table manners such as don't chew with you mouth open and don't discuss politics or religion at the dinner table

MY eldest sister and her husband, both reasonable conservatives and decent folk. He's a Baptist and she converted so the kids wouldn't get confused

My Brother-in-Law's Sister: Even HE didn't like her. But as she had no friends of her own and their parents had both passed she was a "pity invite" A graduate of Washington Bible College, one of those institutions where they preach the evils of dancing and all form of drink, teach young earth Creationism, and hold that Catholics aren't really Christian and just associating with them puts you in danger of joining them in hell

My Next Eldest sister and Her Husband: Both very liberal and He, while not being outspoken about it, as a teacher had a need to challenge people that said stupid things. He too was raised Baptist but converted to Catholicism after marrying my sis.

This B-I-L's parents: Retired schoolteachers and he was also a baptist minister. Very elderly and VERY gracious in a way that only those raised in 1950's backwoods Virgina can be. Possesed of a dignity and gentility that is everything RIGHT about Southern culture.

My last Oldest sister: At the time in Her Extremely Liberal and Proud phase. A college professor, and the sponsor of her campus' GLBT Outreach club-which is saying something because this was the 90's and it was a Catholic College


So the family had been warned about "Carol" the bible-thumper and how Thanksgiving might be a tech awkward for her given her beliefs that we were all hell-bound pagans (it was the first time since the wedding 10 years ago that she'd ever shown up aat a gathering featuring our family). Given my parents views on the near-sacredness of hospitality and my family's unfortunate tendency towards irreverance and snark when together, we were warned to be on our best behavior and try to make her as comfortable as possible.

We were good, I swear we were. And the first two or three times "Carol" tried to bust out polarizing politcal talk someone deftly parried it into another topic or asked her to pass the stuffing.

But then, apropos of nothing, she busted out a rant about AIDS was obviously God's punishment for homosexuals and how the nation deserved the epidemic because of its sinfulness.

She's couldn't have messed up worse if she dropped a turd in the punchbowl.

You need to understand, my mom is a nurse, and in the early days of the AIDS epidemic one of the few who took care of AIDS patients without hesitation, even though that terrified her because at the time we had no idea how it was spread. I remember her coming home from work, changing clothes in the toolshed and hand-washing her nurses' whites with bleach because while SHE was willing to contract a fatal disease to do her job, she wasn't going to put her family at risk.(oldest and older sis were also a PA and a Nurse respectively and had mom's attitudes towards professionalism)

My Professor sister tired, for a few seconds, but she just could NOT let that go unchallenged, and gave, for her a faily mild rebuke of that opinion (because I'm psychic, I heard her mentally bite off her preferred reply of "So does that mean God REALLY likes lesbians becuase they have an even lower rate of HIV than even straight couples? "-something she later confirmed to me she was DYING to say)

But mild as it was it only spurred "Carol" on to making even more nasty and outrageous statements about dirty gays and God's deserved wrath. At his point my utterly conservative father's bald head was turning red at his efforts not to snap at her for her horrible manners, My mom's eyes revealed a war going on inside her between her commitment to making all her guests happy How angry she was getting. Her brother was glaring daggers at her, which she was willfully ignorning.

It was then that my teacher BIL, who strongly believed in that "The only thing evil require to triumph is for good men to do nothing" quote, butwho was trying to be good, especially in front of his parents, finally couldn't take it anymore and began saying something MUCH more unkind to "carol". But he never got the chance because when his father unexpectedly cut in. Carol had been fawning over him after she found out he was a co-religionist and a Minister to boot, and I suspect her little diatribe might have been to curry favor with him.

If so it didn't work,

In a soft, utterly genteel voice he turned to her and said "Young lady, I supect that college of yours may have neglected to teach you the true meaning of Christian Charity" and then proceeded to deliver a two or three minute lecture on tha nature of a loving God, his belief that god wants no man to suffer and how Jesus rather explicitly destroyed the argument that bodily illness' were somehow a sign of God's displeasure (and argument made all the more powerful since he was nearly blind and confined to a wheelchair). We all wanted to hug him or burst into appluase, but the would have been bad manners as Carol had already been thouroughly humiliated and had the Smack laid down on her from the most unexpected of places.

He later sent us a thank you note thanking us for having him at the meal and including us at our "Lively" table


He's been a welcome guest at our Thanksgiving table ever since. Carol, oddly enough is always travelling on business that week and can never come.
 
2012-11-21 11:27:37 AM
Unfortanly I live 10 miles from my family. Thursday is going to be an epic fight. My uncle the Rand worshiping nut job is blaming the election on my parents who are union workers. I'm bringing my live in gf to meet the extended family. My grandparents are wigging out over the fact her last name is Chavez. My mema asked if she could pass as white. Racist as my uncles are she will be made unwelcome by them. And of course she has a Latin temper. So it's going to be fun
 
2012-11-21 11:29:53 AM

obamadidcoke: Ya' know, if you don't like being around your family on Thanksgiving stay home.


But my affinity for free food and booze prohibits me from not attending.
 
2012-11-21 11:32:14 AM
My dad has decided to have a small thanksgiving this year with just myself, my daughter and my sister. We used to have a big gathering with all of his brothers and sister, but the brother who usually holds it joined a cult and gave away all his earthly possessions, and now holds church services in his house with all of his adopted kids and the one daughter who follows his every word. Add to that the other brother who joined a fraternal order dominated by conservative Christians and has deemed it his mission to bring my dad back to Christ. My dad came out as an Atheist last year. He has been since I was a child, but didn't tell his siblings. They're devout Catholics so this didn't sit well. The same brother has become a Glenn Beck loving conservative who decries that Obama is the problem with everything, and illegals are ruining the country. I'll add that I come from a Hispanic family. The others aren't that bad, but will join in the Atheist bashing that will undoubtedly rear its ugly head.
It was going to be an awkward holiday anyway, so we decided we wanted to stay home and cook the turkey on the grill. It's just better that way.
 
kab
2012-11-21 11:32:58 AM
It's adorable how worked up folks get about things they have zero control over.
 
2012-11-21 11:34:59 AM

Godscrack: Wine on the table huh? You know they all drove drunk after their meal.

Where's the dui outrage? WHERE ARE THE BADGE-LICKERS?


Smart + Funny = Trolltastic
 
2012-11-21 11:36:13 AM

Magorn: He later sent us a thank you note thanking us for having him at the meal and including us at our "Lively" table


That was a truly awesome story. Thanks for sharing :)
 
2012-11-21 11:37:14 AM

Ikam: suthrnrunt: HA! this is my family.. my brother... while he may not wear tinfoil, he saves his nail clippings in a jar in his closet and believes sarah palin would have been our savior..... OH!!! he also keeps his wisdom teeth that he got taken out at the ripe age of 19 (note: he's 41) in a napkin in his jacket pocket. carries them around with him 24x7

That's not so much a political issue but a diagnosis found somewhere in deep the bowels of the DSM IV


i guess i should have typed more about how he believed sarah palin was a goddess to the survival of the country as a whole. but even that is delusional and could be contributed to crazy... like most hard core "i won't vote for anyone but republican no matter how bad they are" people.
 
2012-11-21 11:37:41 AM

vudutek: This usually gets the ball rolling...
[www.topatoco.com image 650x271]


I have that bumper sticker. I haven't affixed it to anything yet though.

I had my (early) Thanksgiving dinner already. I was the only Obama voter (and lapsed Mormon) in a room mostly full of Mormon Romney voters (what a shock). The good thing is that we all know that politics is a no-discussion zone, and the evening was thoroughly enjoyable and lacking in stupid drama.

That's really all it takes: Just seek a "don't mention politics" amnesty, and if that doesn't work, just keep saying, "You all know I don't argue politics; can we talk about something less annoying, like the sizes and consistencies of everyone's last bowel movements? Mine was kinda pebbly; I think I need more roughage. What do you all suggest?"
 
2012-11-21 11:40:28 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Unfortanly I live 10 miles from my family. Thursday is going to be an epic fight. My uncle the Rand worshiping nut job is blaming the election on my parents who are union workers. I'm bringing my live in gf to meet the extended family. My grandparents are wigging out over the fact her last name is Chavez. My mema asked if she could pass as white. Racist as my uncles are she will be made unwelcome by them. And of course she has a Latin temper. So it's going to be fun


That's awesome because, of course she does.
 
2012-11-21 11:41:40 AM

gingerjet: Not going home for Thanksgiving this year. I'll give my siblings and their in-laws a year to calm the fark down before I get near them and a keg.


Yeah, same here. Seeing my wife's family instead, who canvassed for Obama but are perfectly content to focus the conversation on football, Grandkids, and whether or not this is the year somone beats Grandpa at Wii bowling.

My father is headed out to visit the Arizona wing of the family who simply cannot wait to start throwing up talking points and accusing my wife and I of being socialists (this before us even noting the fact that we volunteered for Obama's campaign). I wished him luck. It's not the retarded-ass ignorant viewpoints that I mind so much, nor is it the fact that any reasoned response or factual counter is met with stuttering and bewilderment. It's the five, maybe ten minutes of fake small talk before launching into their rant. It's like kids playing flag football having to count to 10 before rushing the quarterback - we know full well they don't give a shiat about us, our lives, or anything - it's just 'ugh, we have to pretend for two more minutes before we're allowed to demand accountability for Benghazi'.
 
2012-11-21 11:42:09 AM

ChipNASA: Jae0o0: Im the only person in my family that voted for Obama. Every other person from the age of 18 to 70 is a fox news watching Obama hating rage filled person.
I can avoid politics.
They cant.
Help me.

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My family's love for the Princess Bride trumps any poltical differences we may have some I'm seriously thinking of wearing this to Thanksgiving:
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2012-11-21 11:43:24 AM

heavymetal: Our two family traditions are being Democrats and Dallas Cowboys fans. So the only thing that will piss us off regarding Washington will be our beloved Cowboys getting beat by the Redskins.


Yeah, then I think I'd leave the TV off this time...
 
2012-11-21 11:48:52 AM

conjecture and hearsay: Mid_mo_mad_man: Unfortanly I live 10 miles from my family. Thursday is going to be an epic fight. My uncle the Rand worshiping nut job is blaming the election on my parents who are union workers. I'm bringing my live in gf to meet the extended family. My grandparents are wigging out over the fact her last name is Chavez. My mema asked if she could pass as white. Racist as my uncles are she will be made unwelcome by them. And of course she has a Latin temper. So it's going to be fun

That's awesome because, of course she does.


I'm actually thinking she might go ape s$&t crazy on a few of them. If my grandparents find out she once had a abortion (medical reasons) then it will get bad
 
2012-11-21 11:49:44 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Unfortanly I live 10 miles from my family. Thursday is going to be an epic fight. My uncle the Rand worshiping nut job is blaming the election on my parents who are union workers. I'm bringing my live in gf to meet the extended family. My grandparents are wigging out over the fact her last name is Chavez. My mema asked if she could pass as white. Racist as my uncles are she will be made unwelcome by them. And of course she has a Latin temper. So it's going to be fun


Ouch. Good luck, man.
 
2012-11-21 11:54:57 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: conjecture and hearsay: Mid_mo_mad_man: Unfortanly I live 10 miles from my family. Thursday is going to be an epic fight. My uncle the Rand worshiping nut job is blaming the election on my parents who are union workers. I'm bringing my live in gf to meet the extended family. My grandparents are wigging out over the fact her last name is Chavez. My mema asked if she could pass as white. Racist as my uncles are she will be made unwelcome by them. And of course she has a Latin temper. So it's going to be fun

That's awesome because, of course she does.

I'm actually thinking she might go ape s$&t crazy on a few of them. If my grandparents find out she once had a abortion (medical reasons) then it will get bad


There is no reason, whatsoever, that someone's controversial medical history should be brought up over dinner. Not by her, and not by anyone else. You might want to make sure she's clear on this before tomorrow.
 
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