Meanwhile, Freepers are taking a different joy in the holiday. In the past, Freepers have seized on Thanksgiving to be paranoid, bitter, and hateful.
Now, in their empowerment, we can add petty and spiteful to the list!
A validated Freeper's assholishness unleashed is a sight to behold. With a bit of perspective, though, it's clear how Free Republic is encouraging them to punish themselves.
x1stcav was looking forward to laying down some smug, but instead got avoided:
For us, it was a time of healing.wgmalabama proudly discriminates. In Alabama, I don't think that's too hard.
Rubbed their faces in the dirt. Healing? Here's some carbolic acid.
Actually it was very pleasant. I guess the lefties I know make it a point to stay away from me.
Healing? After they tried to ruin this country the last eight years! I’ll show you healing....
I don’t allow communists in my house period. Liberals, progressives, communists, tree huggers .... they get the boot. Life is short so leve them out. No quarter no prisoners no invite. If there were any at the house they kept their mouth shut. I have no problem sayin get the hell out. I will say we did only have 16 people this year.Pollster1 is another Freeper looking for approval for choosing hate over family:
Liberals were not invited to my home for Thanksgiving or any other day. Perhaps when America is not facing a leftist threat to its existence I can tolerate them again. Perhaps not. But until then, my liberal brother and his parasitic family are not part of my family.Yaelle's sexism dressed up as false sympathy is just cloying and awful:
My mom’s pussy of a new boyfriend cancelled his Facebook account because he couldn’t “tolerate” the Trump talk, and now gutlessly posts under her name (non-political stuff). If only my dad were alive, Thanksgivings would be so much better.CassieL boasts how she ruined Thanksgiving:
I’m sorry. I wish your mom hadn’t felt so desperate and now probably invested in this jerk. Women need to feel strong enough to not cling to idiots when their new flame is seen to be one. Best to back up and be alone than to feel stuck to some guy whom your kids do not even like.
My sister and “mixed-race” brother in-law hosted. I knew I was in for a day of “highbrow” discussion amongst them and their liberal friends, including lots of NYT quotes, and praise for Nicholas Kristof.
Each guest was given an index card to write down, anonymously, three things they are thankful for. I wrote, “Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Donald Trump”. The cards were placed in a turkey hat, and before dinner we each had to pick a card and read out loud the three things someone else is thankful for. Well, my brother in-law drew my card... Long story short, I was tagged as the person who “ruined the day”, “wrecked Thanksgiving”, blah, blah blah. It was great.etabeta also boasts of a dick move:
We had two relatives mildly leftists...day before I was warned that we would leave politics outside the door as they knew how vocal I can be in my pro-Trump stance...I got my saying when we prayed, at the amen I added “and God thank you for the gift of Mr. Trump”....long silence, stern stares and “we were told no politics at the table”, to which I said “A prayer of thanks has nothing to do with politics”. It was altogether a great family gathering.HokieMom has introduced me to the 'Trump-bump,' which is pretty lame. But it's saved by how amusing it is that she thinks she hid her smug condescension from her relatives.
Lots of Trump-bumps andzerosix laments her grandchildren somehow turned out liberal:
Trump wine at our Trumpsgiving. The two #crookedhillary and naive Gary Johnson voters never mentioned it. We tried to keep our Trump conversations among our own 'tribe' so as not to appear boorish to the young skulls full of mush.
Had dinner and pleasant evening with my grown daughter &a her hubby, who had both voted for Trump.XEHRpa is stoked she drove liberals away:
I adore those granddaughters and even paid their tuition to private Christian schools but they've been tainted by the culture and their dad's leftist family, though I doubt if he even bothered to register, much less vote!
At our family Thanksgiving, the leftist families retreated to their safe zone, whenever we Trump voters expressed our joy on the subject. I should have brought the Preparation H for all the butthurt.workerbee totally doesn't care her family is splitting up over politics:
The most liberal part of the family canceled for Thanksgiving. *shrug* We’ll see what happens at Christmas.TNoldman is super happy his family is shrinking:
The Hillary voters in our Family did not attend the Family gathering. Only Trump voters showed up.Guenevere is cutting her family down to only Trump:
It was a good - happy day.
We chose NOT to go to our extremely liberal relatives for Thanksgiving this year!!!!!!elcid1970 is on the wrong website for perspective!
INSTEAD we had the loveliest TRUMP only Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family!!!!!!
And the next day we all went to the Magic Kingdom ( yes, I know).....but we were as happy as little kids and felt like acting silly and giggly!!!!
In Dodge City & Tombstone gunslingers left their weapons at the saloon entrance, sheriff’s orders.Crusher138 certainly made an impression on his family!
Why can’t guests at family gatherings do the same?
The discussions kept sliding into political talk. My wife, my youngest son and I are conservative. My eldest son sort of is, but he has been corrupted by his bleeding heart wife. She is a sweetheart, but she quietly thinks Trump is a horrible, horrible person. She talked my son into not voting at all.SamAdams76 seeks approval from the 'older folk.'
Every time the election came up, one of my sons would say, “hey, no political talk!”
It seemed that no matter what I said it was being interpreted as political talk.
Finally, after being chastised for the umpteenth time, I growled...
“I don’t see any of your names on the mortgage bill. Or the electric bill. Or the water bill. When you start paying those, you can tell me what I can talk about in my house.”
No problems after that.
Surprisingly, all the older family members, even if they were Democrats, said that Trump should be given a fair chance to show us what we can do. I got the impression that all the mature people were pretty pleased that Trump got in and not Hillary. The young ones needed work though and they started getting shrill and yapping about the "popular vote." I schooled them pretty well on the Electoral College and even the older folk were impressed with the way I laid it out.ntnychik...who the crap brings up Jeb! these days?!
Even the Bernie-bots agreed that it wouldn't be a good idea for Los Angeles and New York to decide the election for everybody else. Which is what we'd get in a popular election scenario.
Trumpsgiving! Daughter’s new bf is an enthusiastic conservative. Son’s new bride’s Dad was on Team Jeb(!) She voted for DJT. There was some conversation on Jeb’s candidacy and his future. At some point I said Please clap. The devil made me do it.Grampa Dave boasts how conservative he's managed to twist his sons:
No problem at our Thanksgiving Dinner. Our grandkids participated in surveys at their private schools, and both were told that they were the most conservative students in their classes, Sophomore and Senior.Bluebeard16 tells an uplifting tail of how his son-in-law became a bigot:
Our guests donate free time to feed the those in Need at our Local Salvation Army and believe there should be no welfare.
One of our sons makes me look some what moderate. His younger brother is an independent, who hates socialist liberals and the GOPe. He is laughing at all the liberals claiming that they are going to Canada. He asks them why not Mexico.
My wife and DIL despise liberals, who try to make them, their sisters and daughters look helpless and in need of someone like H. Clintoon.
So the basic politics was thank you Lord, for our new president, Donald Trump, Amen!
You cannot change a person if you do not communicate with them. Case in point, my son-in-law has listened to me rag on about islam/muslims for years now. He always thought I was being extreme in my views. Well, after many years his light bulb on been turned on and he realizes what islam really is now. Try not to give up all hope on your brother. He really needs your help right now.glenduh mostly mixes up opinions and facts, and demands citations:
Liberal millennial nephew. Didn’t vote. Trump too arrogant. Obama deported more than any President. Legalizing pot all good! He had no idea who/where his “facts” are from.One-note Ann Archy hints of a really fraught family life:
With an old Jewish aunt who just WRITHED in pain at even saying that "T-word" won!! ANd then started railing about how Global Warming was going to kill us all, and COWS emit a GAS and that there were too many of them!!
When asked if she used her air-conditioner and car, "yes, of course" and when told that Sheryl Crow said to ONLY use one sheet of toilet paper, she laughed....then told her that Babs Streisand told everyone not to use their clothes dryer, and she said that Babs's maid probably uses a clothes dryer....so we thought she had come to her senses, and then she said..."MIAMI FLOODED, so Global Warming is REAL"!!! My husband and I in unison said..."It was the SUPER MOON....you know, Aunti, that the MOON CONTROLS the tides, right"?? omg.