Family Arguments Over Christmas

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Re: Family Arguments Over Christmas

Unread postby Derek » 29 December 2020, 04:46

acpro wrote:Derek, tell your mom Trump is a RINO. I'm sure she knows he was a democrat for a decent portion of his life--especially as an influencer.

Yeah, that'll shake her.
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Re: Family Arguments Over Christmas

Unread postby Sullivan » 31 December 2020, 05:48

My dad owns gym franchises and has always been rightwing, so I had some tense phone calls with him last spring during the first wave of economic shutdowns, when he tried a combination of blaming covid on China and saying it wasn't any worse than the flu. Then one day he just texted me a bunch of links mostly to obviously fake news stories on Facebook. I responded as politely as I could that I didn't want to waste my time engaging with bullshit and suggested he take my lead, and he hasn't steered a conversation in a political direction since then, which makes me feel a bit guilty somehow but also impressed by his restraint.

I dunno, Trump/covid has definitely strained our relationship, but I think after many years of being unsolicitedly assertive about his politics my dad's realized it's better to not discuss it. I guess I appreciate that, since I know he'll never change my opinions, and when I try to believe that I could change his opinions I just end up feeling arrogant. At the very least, apolitical conversation has made my visit home for Christmas (the first time I've left Chicago since the pandemic) more tolerable than expected.
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Re: Family Arguments Over Christmas

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 31 December 2020, 06:46

Sullivan wrote:My dad owns gym franchises

It’s like, “We get it, you’re straight.” :rolleyes:

Sullivan wrote:since I know he'll never change my opinions

Why can’t you accept the very real possibility that Hillary could be running a sex ring out the basement of a pizza parlor? You should learn to be a bit more open-minded like a Trump supporter.
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Re: Family Arguments Over Christmas

Unread postby Aladdin » 2 January 2021, 21:37

No.

I have better things to do than argue over Christmas. Like laugh at people who argue over Christmas hahaha.
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Re: Family Arguments Over Christmas

Unread postby GaySpacePirateKing » 25 January 2021, 17:19

Heard the worse criticism of BLM, they don't disagree with it or anything its simply "gone on for too long" and "gotten a bit out of hand" .

I just roll my eyes now. Like did the civil rights movement go on for too long.
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