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    Got any of those thanksgiving biscuits?

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    you think that's bad, my mother is a bernie booster.
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    Sheesh we had a comparable mild relaxing meal with my daughter and her boyfriend, no one talked politics and no one owns a gun. Renee cooked a great meal, and I cleaned up.

    The only downturn was at the end of the evening when my daughter took one too many THC gummies, and melted into the couch.
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    So, D. says to the group, "Fauci should be arrested for what he did."
    Me: "Huh?? What did he do now?"
    D: "He tortured and killed beagle puppies by putting them in bags with fleas to eat them alive."
    Me: "That's pretty awful, and hard to believe. Where did you hear about this?"
    D: "I saw a video on the news. There were 4,000 puppies involved."
    Me: "Wow. I hadn't heard anything about it. Let me check on that."

    I bring out my phone and search. Article comes up from Wash Post describing the viral story about Fauci & beagles. The Post article debunks all the points with facts and logic. I bring the article to D. who quickly dismisses the fake Main Stream Media who can't be trusted.

    So I ask D. where she saw the original article. Some dude on a Facebook group that always tells the truth.

    Oh well. Can't argue with FB by using facts & logic.

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    Gosh. I had the most civil Thanksgiving with my niece and younger daughter.

    There was crazy talk, but none of it political, and all of it ending in laughter.

    How do you all manage it?

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    I had a bullet fly fairly close overhead. Bang…wizzzz. Sounded like an angry wasp.

    I’m in the smack middle of 30 acres.

    I’ll be pissed if they hit one of my windows.

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    I was spared. No political talk at the table, even though my son-in-law’s brother is known to be one of ‘them’
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    A Dutch scientist Bastiaan Rutjens (Psychologist, University of Amsterdam) has a nice explanation.
    These people (sorry!) are equipped with a so called "conspirational mindset" and they tend to mitigate unexpected misfortune and fears by inventing non existent causal connections and conspiracy theories.
    Conducting a logical discussion at the kitchen table is meaningless, the only way to "cure" them is by taking away the original and sometimes irrational fears.
    That can be quite a challenge.
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    No political talk allowed at the gathering I attend. Which makes me very happy…

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    yesterday, while watching the alabama auburn game during commercial breaks
    katherine's rw uncle would flip to fox news

    wtf

    then, he started chatting with me as if naturally i was a foxnews watcher

    when i told him i was not, he began laughing, and exclaimed, "cnn?" "msnbc??"

    i replied, "npr and bbc"

    his head exploded just a little, he switched the game back and left the room muttering about, "the evils of government propaganda"
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    We brought China to the table, but only the good china. Mayflower descendants outnumbered the gun owners, although there was some overlap. Conversation was mostly grunts and lip smacking, with occasional bellows at the dogs to not do whatever they were doing.

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    Why all that money of 11 carrier strike groups then?
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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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.
    My kids are further left than me. And that’s hard.

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    Headline this morning: Fox News anchor fears that she will be placed in a concentration camp. Because she refuses to be vaccinated.

    How did we come to this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    Headline this morning: Fox News anchor fears that she will be placed in a concentration camp. Because she refuses to be vaccinated.

    How did we come to this?

    Mickey Lake
    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The first episode of this, Simon Schama’s History of Now (BBC Two), aired last night demonstrates how Trump, Erdoğan, and the Russian government all behaved, and now Putin in Ukraine, as predicted by Orwell in "1984".
    Episode one, subtitled Truth and Democracy, deals with what Schama sees as an era-defining battle between totalitarianism’s suppression of truth and artists’ unextinguishable yearning to tell it. An admiring glance at Picasso’s Guernica leads into an assessment of the disinformation battle running alongside the Spanish civil war, and how being on the wrong end of fascist lies inspired George Orwell to turn propaganda into dystopian fiction. Then, as the hot war of the 1930s and 40s turns cold, we’re in the Soviet Union in the late 50s, where Boris Pasternak knew the dissident sentiments within his epic novel Doctor Zhivago would lead to it being censored, but persevered and, following an exciting series of incidents involving smuggled manuscripts and CIA-backed publications abroad, won the Nobel prize.

    Fox is a propaganda machine.
    The US Ministry of Truth.
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    Yes. And undoubtedly calculated to excite the masses.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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