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    my right wing in-laws went all the way down this rabbit hole during the dessert course tonight. . .

    the only thing that stands between us and a russian or chinese takeover of our govt is our second amendment right to keep and bear arms

    katherine stopped me from replying
    she needn't have though
    i was at a loss for words
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    Hoo boy.
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    among the nine folks at the table
    i'm the only gun owner
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    among the nine folks at the table
    i'm the only gun owner
    Okay that's weird!
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    My brother says the FTX failure was a ploy to funnel money to the democrats.
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    nice of you to protect them from chai-na

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the only thing that stands between us and a russian or chinese takeover of our govt is our second amendment right to keep and bear arms
    They watch too many bad movies.
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    I was in the kitchen when my parents, still sitting at the dining room table, started talking about the latest scandal to rock the nation; something about Biden’s granddaughter (Hunter’s child, no less!) getting married at the White House.

    I turned to TLC and declared, “No f**king way that you’re getting me in that room.”

    Btw: The nation’s landfills will be consumed by EV batteries in the next 10 years. You heard it here first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTA View Post
    My brother says the FTX failure was a ploy to funnel money to the democrats.
    My dad went off on how that guy is a big-time donor to democrats and now they’re all looking to return his campaign contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    I was in the kitchen when my parents, still sitting at the dining room table, started talking about the latest scandal to rock the nation; something about Biden’s granddaughter (Hunter’s child, no less!) getting married at the White House.

    I turned to TLC and declared, “No f**king way that you’re getting me in that room.”

    Btw: The nation’s landfills will be consumed by EV batteries in the next 10 years. You heard it here first.
    how did you turn out so normal? 'course i could ask my wife the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    how did you turn out so normal? 'course i could ask my wife the same thing?
    Big Ten education.

    Moved out of northern Michigan.

    Discovered the WBF.

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    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.
    you're ****'n us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    Discovered the WBF.
    this place is subversive
    i was a southern conservative republican when i stumbled in
    look at me now: godless pinko commie
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I voted for Bush in ‘04.

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    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the litter box in schools thing is real. And she had an entire backstory for how it started with one child identifying as a FURRY. From there, the practice slowly spread until it became a now unstoppable movement.

    This woman is 40 something with an advanced degree.


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    It all shows the power of social media when otherwise reasonable people defend the absurd without question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    It all shows the power of social media when otherwise reasonable people defend the absurd without question.
    i know, had to tell my own mother that bernie was not an original cast member of friends. things got pretty tense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this place is subversive
    i was a southern conservative republican when i stumbled in
    look at me now: godless pinko commie
    You can still kinda find God. God's a pinko commie too, after all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    among the nine folks at the table
    i'm the only gun owner
    from the dept of 'ycmtsu'..

    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.
    where'd you go wrong? 0-:

    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    i know, had to tell my own mother that bernie was not an original cast member of friends. things got pretty tense.

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    he wasn't?

    damn. could have sworn I remembered him.. (-:

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.
    Well, that explains a lot!

    Freud theorised that all small boys select their mother as their primary object of desire. They subconsciously wish to usurp their fathers and become their mothers' lover. Typically, these desires emerge between the ages of three and five, when a boy is in what Freud defined as the "phallic" stage of development. Because the child suspects that acting on these feelings would lead to danger, desires are repressed, leading to anxiety.
    In order to develop into a successful adult with a healthy identity, the child must identify with the same-sex parent in order to resolve the conflict of the phallic stage.
    So how does the child go about resolving the Oedipus complex? Freud suggested that while the primal id wants to eliminate the father, the more realistic ego knows that the father is much stronger.
    All those Bernie-bashing threads make a lot more sense now...

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    jeez a loo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    My sisters sister in law exclaimed that the litter box in schools thing is real. And she had an entire backstory for how it started with one child identifying as a FURRY. From there, the practice slowly spread until it became a now unstoppable movement.

    This woman is 40 something with an advanced degree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this place is subversive
    i was a southern conservative republican when i stumbled in
    look at me now: godless pinko commie
    It's the pull of the tribe; few can resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    how did you turn out so normal? 'course i could ask my wife the same thing?
    Family politics (if you can call it that) skip a generation.

    The Kids think that their parents are ignorant know nothing's without any opinion of value.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Family politics (if you can call it that) skip a generation.

    The Kids think that their parents are ignorant know nothing's without any opinion of value.
    I’d disagree. All of my cousins, who have stayed in close contact with their parents have world views that align perfectly.
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    Had lunch with a friend recently. PhD, works on climate change, but went mental over Bolsonaro. Said the equivalent things to what you all are talking about, but what most shocked me was her wide-eyed, disturbed expression when talking about how on-line evidence was deleted by Google, etc. I knew her well before, she was clearly not doing well mentally.

    Right wing psy-ops are causing a full-blown mental health crisis.

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    Cause Google would never censor stuff. What a nut job.

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    We are on our fifth year of NFT 's, so the horror stories stopped
    no effin trumpers
    i do not care if it means sister or brother

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    We spent the meal discussing how we could get more litter boxes & LGBTQ info into schools along with a requirement that all teachers must be trans. Then we went out knocking on doors to get signatures on calling referenda to 1) ban all guns + knives over 1" and 2) one to make Satanism the official US religion.

    It was a good day.

    @ the OP: Isn't it the Reps who are all buddy-buddy with Russia nowadays? They change their memes more often than their underwear, so I get confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    among the nine folks at the table
    i'm the only gun owner
    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    nice of you to protect them from chai-na
    Guess they’re depending on you, Paul. You got a Jon boat with enough fuel to reach the Taiwan Strait for you patrol duties?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Cause Google would never censor stuff.
    About the vast conspiracy that rigs Brazilian elections since 2002?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    The Freud theories on AOC as hot librarian step-mother are also interesting.
    That is weird!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    We spent the meal discussing how we could get more litter boxes & LGBTQ info into schools along with a requirement that all teachers must be trans. Then we went out knocking on doors to get signatures on calling referenda to 1) ban all guns + knives over 1" and 2) one to make Satanism the official US religion.

    It was a good day.
    You really are a Canadian!
    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    @ the OP: Isn't it the Reps who are all buddy-buddy with Russia nowadays? They change their memes more often than their underwear, so I get confused.
    So many things here to say "eww" to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    among the nine folks at the table
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    the possibility to live closer to them now is more reassuring. They could sleep safer at night. Any chance of building an in-law unit for you two there with ample gun storage for these kind of contingencies?
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