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