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Posted: 12/20/2016 1:33:49 PM EST
I need some ideas for things to do to keep me occupied for a week. My wife, kids, and I are at her parents for a week for christmas, along with all of her sisters and their families. All of the in-laws are die hard libs. We have agreed not to discuss politics, but it keeps slipping up. I keep having to bite my tongue to keep the peace and disappearing to keep my BP down. Give me some ideas.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:35:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:38:08 PM EST by j_hooker]
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Just kidding, scroll through GD and plenty of ideas
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:35:39 PM EST
Just be a normal person who can control themselves from talking politics and you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:35:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:36:48 PM EST by Kevv]
Shit in the waste basket instead of the toilet and blame it on the Russians.

ETA: UPPERDECKER!!!!!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:36:41 PM EST
Just laugh your ass off every time they bring it up and shout WINNING at the top of your lungs.

John
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:37:12 PM EST
Anyone with a smart phone can waste as much time as they want.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:38:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Coldtrain:
I need some ideas for things to do to keep me occupied for a week. My wife, kids, and I are at her parents for a week for christmas, along with all of her sisters and their families. All of the in-laws are die hard libs. We have agreed not to discuss politics, but it keeps slipping up. I keep having to bite my tongue to keep the peace and disappearing to keep my BP down. Give me some ideas.
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Go have a shirt made with this picture on it:

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:38:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:39:07 PM EST by RIO-lover]
Take this opportunity to educate them.
Obviously they are victims of misinformation.
Impress them with facts and dispel their brainwashed ideas.



Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:39:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Kevv:
Shit in the waste basket instead of the toilet and blame it on the Russians.

ETA: UPPERDECKER!!!!!
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This.

If there are kids in the house they will likely take the blame.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:39:52 PM EST
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[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 2:48:09 PM EST by USNDOC]
Get into Ham Radio. When you want to disappear, go chat on it. Its a nice little diversion.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:41:04 PM EST
They're not accidentally bringing up politics. They're expecting you to play by the rules while they screw with you.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:42:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:42:41 PM EST
Just keep saying WE PRESIDENT NOW!
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:44:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
Just keep saying WE PRESIDENT NOW!
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This. Just say that phrase every time they bring up politics.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:45:55 PM EST
Make them explain their beliefs and defend their positions. Usually shuts people up when they find they can't extrapolate beyond mechanical parroting.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:46:01 PM EST
At your next meal take the food and spell MAGA.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:47:20 PM EST
I'd bring up politics and have it out, draw a line in the sand and burn bridges. I don't play nice with my enemies no matter the cost, I just can't compromise.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:48:14 PM EST
You poor baby.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:48:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:49:19 PM EST by 78JeepCJ]
Originally Posted By Coldtrain:
I need some ideas for things to do to keep me occupied for a week. My wife, kids, and I are at her parents for a week for christmas, along with all of her sisters and their families. All of the in-laws are die hard libs. We have agreed not to discuss politics, but it keeps slipping up. I keep having to bite my tongue to keep the peace and disappearing to keep my BP down. Give me some ideas.
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Get your family out.
Burn down house.
Leave no evidence.


MAGA.



_
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:48:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2016 1:50:13 PM EST by rdove]
Ummm..why don't you just say "I thought we weren't going to talk politics? If your intention is to keep bringing it up and make back handed comments, we're going to head home and relax."

If they don't have the decency to respect the peace and keep trying to start an argument, they don't really care about you and you should leave.

Everyone else in this thread appears to just want to start more drama and bring more of it down upon themselves.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:53:36 PM EST
Don't you mean "Halp!" and can't you grow a pair and state your beliefs? Fuck.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:53:53 PM EST
You need a MAGA hat and wear it the whole time, and walk around with a HUGE smile and say nothing.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:54:29 PM EST
Just smile and wave boys; smile and wave.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:54:32 PM EST
Eject
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:55:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Coldtrain:
I need some ideas for things to do to keep me occupied for a week. My wife, kids, and I are at her parents for a week for christmas, along with all of her sisters and their families. All of the in-laws are die hard libs. We have agreed not to discuss politics, but it keeps slipping up. I keep having to bite my tongue to keep the peace and disappearing to keep my BP down. Give me some ideas.
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Fight your way out.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:55:40 PM EST
get the xbox out and play medal of honor at full volume, nonstop.. scream " DIE YOU DEMOCRAT BASTARDS, DIE YOU FUCKING LIBERAL NAZIS "..as you kill dem Nazis.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:57:29 PM EST
There is a certain satisfaction knowing that you are the bigger and better person, especially when they act like petulant children. Be an adult, and try to get along........it's family......it's Christmas.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:57:38 PM EST
Take the high road. Stay engaged in conversations and activities  and just shut up when they turn political. It can be kind of hard if someone is actually prodding you but I've made it pretty clear that I'm just not going there. I went through all of Obamas Presidency that way and I haven't really changed after Trump's election during Thanksgiving. I've found it not too hard to do with aunts, uncle, cousins that may not be hard core left but they have supported every Dem since I can remember. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:59:04 PM EST
Tell your wife your're itching to get back home and work on some projects.

Next time be sure to leave and stay less at your in-laws.

If you had to fly I can see the longer stay but I'm good after 3-4 days at my in-laws.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 1:59:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RightwingNutjob:
Take the high road. Stay engaged in conversations and activities  and just shut up when they turn political. It can be kind of hard if someone is actually prodding you but I've made it pretty clear that I'm just not going there. I went through all of Obamas Presidency that way and I haven't really changed after Trump's election during Thanksgiving. I've found it not too hard to do with aunts, uncle, cousins that may not be hard core left but they have supported every Dem since I can remember. 
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I mean he could. But fire is fun too. 
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:01:59 PM EST
"Who drank the last of the coffee and didn't make another pot?"

"Damn Russians"
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:05:27 PM EST
Order a Lee hand press from Amazon overnight and supplies and start reloading on the living room sofa.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:05:29 PM EST
It would have been insufferable if the witch had won.

OP you should feel like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory. So much material to work with and so little time.

We be pres now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:13:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:16:25 PM EST
Say what they said when Obama won when they bring it up:

"We won. Get over it"
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:16:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rdove:
Ummm..why don't you just say "I thought we weren't going to talk politics? If your intention is to keep bringing it up and make back handed comments, we're going to head home and relax."

If they don't have the decency to respect the peace and keep trying to start an argument, they don't really care about you and you should leave.

Everyone else in this thread appears to just want to start more drama and bring more of it down upon themselves.
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We've put up with hearing their crap for 8 years.

I intend to force feed them their shit sandwich and laugh at them doing it. My brother was smug enough to bet that Trump wouldn't be elected by the EC AFTER the election. One Ben Franklin.

Anyone who says politics isn't personal doesn't grasp reality. They want to destroy the country, my kids' futures and the life I love. Fuck them with a rusty bayonet.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:17:13 PM EST
That would be like heaven on earth to me. Unfortunately I'd probably get thrown out after a day or 2.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:18:16 PM EST
This. It's about control, and right now... they're controlling the battlefield and your rules of engagement.
Fucked up, isn't it? Of course, it's remarkably consistent with Liberals wanting to exercise control over other people.

Want to flip it around? Engage on your own terms:

"I want to discuss politics with you, but on equal footing. I want a public place with some kind of an audience instead of you attempting to control the venue and 'rules' of debate."

They will either engage and prove your point about control (like calling a yelling screeching bitch a 'noisy cunt'), or they will not engage... problem solved.

Make the debate about control. Their desire for control will sink them.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:20:24 PM EST
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Wouldn't recommend that. I was too hammered to explain why the fewest number of electors a state could have was 3 no matter how few people live there to my idiot brother who kept blathering on about the CA vs WY meme.

"Every staaate ggetests two"

"I know. You said that four times, now"....
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:20:26 PM EST
Excuse yourself and go the fuck home!    Why is it so hard to do this? The fuck if I was forced to go to someones house that I couldn't stand politically
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:20:45 PM EST
welcome back hammermil
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:20:59 PM EST
"Ho...Ho....Ho, now we have the White House."
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:21:21 PM EST
Drink more sit in corner
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:21:33 PM EST
Flop some cock on 'em.

That's still a thing, right?

Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:23:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By m35ben:
At your next meal take the food and spell MAGA.
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Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:30:56 PM EST
My little sister didn't vote, but said she would have voted for Hillary.  My maternal grandparents are CNN loving, brain dead democrats.

I'm wearing a MAGA tshirt to our chirstmas get together on the 30th.

They can deal with it like I did for 8 years of that mongrel sonofabitch.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:32:13 PM EST
Change the subject to black rifles every time they spout off.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:33:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ATLDiver:
"Ho...Ho....Ho, now we have the White House."
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Lovely but it needs ze cherman.

Ho ho ho. Now ve hav ze Vit Haus.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:35:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By KLamper:
I'd bring up politics and have it out, draw a line in the sand and burn bridges. I don't play nice with my enemies no matter the cost, I just can't compromise.
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This is a simple truth. There's NO reason to compromise.
Link Posted: 12/20/2016 2:37:17 PM EST
Take your guns and clean them.
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