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For those who will meet up with family (and friends) this holiday season, here's some advice from Bill Maher on what to do. Summary: shut up about politics smile001.gif

While on the topic, wish you all the best of the holiday season! Oh, you could talk about site website with family. But then again, pass the gravy!

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Happy hollendaise admin!

I didn't eggspect this kind of wordplay in the comments these so soon after starting a puns and portmanteaus group, you should consider joining if you like!

@Tampabrew one can always find devilish eggspectations around the hollandaise

@stinkeye_a I wouldn't tray-d them for the whirled

@Tampabrew where's the links?

@RavenCT I don't know my password to log in through a regular web browser, I can't copy a link using the app. Search pormanteau in groups

@Tampabrew "PUNdamental PORTMANTEAUtalitarianism" I meant that as a play on words! Too obtuse? And there is your link!
If you scroll to the very bottom of the group page the is a g: number sequence that will link the groups title.


Politic are a welcome conversation at my family gatherings. We all have similar views and enjoy the topic.

Doraz Level 7 Nov 19, 2018

I never discuss politics or religion.

Not unless I am greatly provoked.


I will 100% be talking about politics at thanksgiving because I’m that guy ?

Rbyoung Level 3 Nov 20, 2018

I'm going to save a ton of money this Christmas. I'm going to talk politics this Thanksgiving.


Very wise!

I just had to warn K about "Phonemageddon".
This will occur when my BIL speaks to his brother Alain on the telephone - (Alain supports 45 and thankfully lives down south).

During the last family celebration you heard Bob's half of the conversation get getting more and more heated - with an entire floor separating us.
It was spectacular.

We're also going to have to suppress ourselves - and have made plans to do so.
A child who is being indoctrinated into Catholicism will be coaxed into prayer.
Right before we eat.

(Oh yes the adults have heard me on that topic once.).
Once was plenty. I gave out the abuse warning too.
I think they heard me about "Don't leave the children alone with strangers". Particularly Catholic Clergy.

They were a bit bug eyed so I'm not sure? (And I don't drink). I just had to let that out.
I blurped. But I'm okay with that.

I love my family so I always strive to maintain the peace.

I wish you a lovely holiday - whatever you choose to do.
I hope you have a great time.
And we want pics of the feast.

RavenCT Level 9 Nov 19, 2018

I'm mad at bill Maher. He insulted stan lee.

He did what, now!? Oh, hell no!

@Kafir []

@LadyAlyxandrea Well, there goes a lot of my respect for Bill Maher... I suppose Neil Gaiman is now considered low brow since winning that Nebula Award for Sandman... Cough cough fuck that cough cough

Loved the man and his words inspired and will inspire many to be better people. Inserts gratuitous cat photo.... to soothe all Stan Lee fans.

BTW the Atheist Cat folks LOVED this one. We really miss him.

@Kafir, @LadyAlyxandrea, @RavenCT Yeah, him & AIG, which puts Bill in just great company. Yeah, disappointed in Bill, so off the mark...

@phxbillcee @Kafir, @LadyAlyxandrea Excelsior!! smile015.gifsmile015.gifsmile015.gif

Yeah, I'm mad at Bill Maher too, for the Stan Lee remarks... Although it appears that my comment on this thread was deleted... Guess you can't say, "Bill Maher can go fuck himself as far as I'm concerned" without it being censored...!?!

Stan Lee is dead. He CANNOT be insulted.


I don't plan on sitting anywhere close to the guy most likely to bring up politics at my family gathering.



Just play some Adele and everyone will be happy! lol

balou Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

love this thanks for sharing


I watched his show and he made a really good point about core Trump supporters. If they haven't woken up by now, they won't, so don't waste your time arguing with them. He's right. It's like religious people. The more you press them, the more they dig in. If their brains are going to rewire, it's going to be self rewiring. Like Nixon supporters who hung on until the obvious couldn't be denied. Like Hitler supporters who had to face the reality of his evil at the end. Sad to say, some Hitler fans never gave it up. I suspect it'll be the same with some Trumpsters. They'll re-channel into another Trumpian autocrat. Inanycase, dialogue is now pointless with them.

David1955 Level 7 Nov 20, 2018

I have one son and he is unconvincable

@whiskywoman in the same boat with my two son's. Both voted for the orange anus. The oldest is the worst with his support of orange anus. I simply cannot speak to him regarding the repub party. It is heart breaking for me to know both of my children voted for that piece of shit. At least my grandkids know what the hell is going on and voted for progressive Democrats all the way!

@Redheadedgammy I know how you feel my son watches info wars and whats his name drug dude and gets all wound up and he is 6"3 very booming and intimidating and he goes on and on about such totally stupid shit I have to stay in my room and bite my tongue he thinks cause of the tax scam he will not pay any taxes so sad

@whiskywoman oh yes, that moron Alex Jones is someone my oldest son talks about quite often. I usually just get up and leave the room when he starts in about that idiot. I don't know where I went wrong in raising both of my son's. Their father is a RW asshole, who I divorced, perhaps he had more influence than I realized.

@whiskywoman oh dear. Sorry to hear it.

@Redheadedgammy it makes me happy that I never had children. Maybe my child would have been born with a horrible mental or physical defect, maybe my child would grow up to be an Axe Murderer and most disturbing maybe my child would have grown up to be a conservative Republican.? I'm just kidding I wish you lots of luck on Thanksgiving and hope you have a great holiday.


I’m very grateful that my family has the same outlook on religion & politics as I do.


Spot on! Shut the fuck up is always the best at the holidays. In order to keep the peace ,if someone mentions politics I'm going to quickly interrupt them and ask them to pass the gravy

Kojaksmom Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

Great! Love it! Thanks for the share!

BeeHappy Level 9 Nov 19, 2018

Saw a cartoon meme that said "I saved a ton of money this christmas by talking politics at thanksgiving dinner". I, as the only liberal in my family considered this but chickened out.

JSchaper Level 6 Nov 23, 2018

Me to stepdad (who loves my mom but is a fucking Trumper): Please peel the potatoes in the morning because Mom's arthritis.
Him: I don't peel potatoes, never peeled potatoes, will never peel potatoes.
Me: Weren't you ever in the military?
Him: Nope.
Me: Bone spurs?
LOL Sorry Not Sorry.

I don't peel taters leave the skin on better tasting spuds. No never in the military was never desperate enough to join or forced to join. No did not need a doctors note not to go.


But... but how else will I piss them off? ?

BecB Level 4 Nov 21, 2018

Talk about religion

@tmacdiver2002 when someone says god answer YES


For Christmas, one side of my family, I agree, we avoid that discussion.

The other side, we give each other "donations" in each other's name, whether it's MPR (Minnesota public radio), Doctors without borders, Heifer international, or something similar, we're all on the same page, and we can discuss it and agree. Much less stress.


You too. Enjoy the holidays and here is the gravy ??

IamNobody Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

Wishing you and yours the same, and everyone else here too! I'm so looking forward to spending time with family this year!


Good advice. Have a good one yourself guy..

SukiSue Level 8 Nov 19, 2018

Just stayed home this year and enjoyed the day with the kids. Not interested in political drama with the family!

goldrose Level 7 Nov 23, 2018

Love, love Bill Maher! Saw him in Denver a few years back, what a hoot!

BlackDove Level 7 Nov 22, 2018

I used to like bill Maher but after what he said about stan lee he can go fuck himself

Dirp84 Level 4 Nov 22, 2018

I am aware of Maher's "attack" on comic books. Please connect me with a link to what he said about Stan Lee.

he is a comedian learn to roll with jokes


That would take all the fun out of it.

powder Level 8 Nov 21, 2018
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