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anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 01, 2019 12:34PM
After all the talk about it, did anyone here witness, hear about or participate in any tense political discussions over the Thanksgiving weekend?

Or are you saving it for alcohol-fueled Christmas family get-togethers? (The hearings should be wrapping up then and addition witness called, evidence unearthed and charges added.)
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 01, 2019 12:41PM
We mostly don’t see the Deplorables in our family anymore since they started to hole up in their house with their guns and MREs and TVs tuned to Faux News and radios that only pick up the 91% of talk radio that is hate.



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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: hal
Date: December 01, 2019 12:52PM
not one deplorable in my family - YAY!
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: December 01, 2019 01:06PM
My non-nuclear relatives do an amazing job of smiling through gritted teeth. We were all on good behavior.



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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 01, 2019 02:26PM
My niece's husband mentioned when I first saw him that San Francisco had a record cold spell so I knew what was coming next, but he disappeared and didn't encounter him again. This is the guy who looked at a blue and red election results map in 2012 and asked why Obama won when the map was almost all red.
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: December 01, 2019 05:18PM
Yes...

my Brother in Law is areal piece of work and wouldn't let things go, die, settle....ended the 'discussion' with a barb..

"you're being brainwashed by MSNBC and CNN"

I dont respond to @#$%& like this...the guy, for all major purposes, barely even knows me..and he was in MY house..

yes, he voted for Trump...but he's been completely quiet about until; now for some reason..i mean, we figured..now it's sort of leaking out like a sludgy dark grey green thing. the stuff that kills you when you go Sepsis..
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 01, 2019 05:59PM
We save all the political battles for Purim.

And we're not even Jewish.
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 01, 2019 07:24PM
Not really. Just calming our daughter down when she goes on a rant about the current admin. Not that we disagree with her...
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: December 01, 2019 10:42PM
It was just me and Mrs Markintosh for Thanksgiving this year. It's the first time we've done that in 37 years together. We've always had family in town or taken in strays. It was a different feeling.

She suggested going out, but we did a Safeway complete Thanksgiving meal, plus some salmon on the BBQ for the Mrs.

So no arguments with the only deplorables in the family...the ones that came last year. ;)



“Live your life, love your life, don’t regret…live, learn and move forward positively.” – CR Johnson
Loving life in Lake Tahoe, CA
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: December 02, 2019 04:15AM
Ours was quiet. My BIL even chuckled when my wife passed around a photo I took of an election yard sign that said "Any Functioning Adult / 2020". He and my wife, then me as well, got into it regarding a comment my wife said about Trump at a family dinner earlier this fall. My SIL just laughed.
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: samintx
Date: December 02, 2019 09:49AM
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hal
not one deplorable in my family - YAY!

DITTO here
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: December 02, 2019 10:25AM
FIL complained about the "socialist news" available on most news outlets, and talked at length about how great our current President is. He complained about millions of illegal aliens flowing into our country and living off welfare, contributing nothing, aided by our former socialist president.

This was followed by a claim that Guilliani made NYC the safest nation in the world, but that crime rates under the socialist Bloomberg returned the city to 1970's crime levels (not per city-data.com).

Despite a good, strong, amicable relationship, I came frighteningly close to suggesting that being raised in Italy under Mussolini has given him strong fascist tendencies. Nonetheless, I may have gone as overboard as he did - my recollections are a bit hazy, since the rapid-fire boIIocks aimed at my head gave me a concussion.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2019 10:25AM by S. Pupp.
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Re: anybody have any Thanksgiving table political battles?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 02, 2019 12:51PM
My cousin-in-law and my uncle got into it. Which was odd, b/c I had them both pegged as dyed in the wool conservatives. Turns out my Uncle has become more liberal in his old age. And my cousin-in-law. Well, he's the type that makes sure his tank is full when he drives into California. You know. Just in case he's got to make a quick getaway.




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