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posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 11:28 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Seriously, you're a terrible person


I delight in it too




posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 11:29 PM
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a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Obviously.



posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

As I said some on the right seem addicted to arguing, maybe your mother maybe some here on ATS. It's all they know.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


I've only read through the first page, so forgive me if it has been mentioned before:

One of the biblical commandments is honor thy mother and father.

I have found in my own life, having the wisdom of my parents has been a benefit even when I did not see it (teens).
I am not suggesting you have dishonored your mother, but that her life experience and stance should make you question your own perspective.
I say that not suggesting you are correct or not.
But just that we all should question our own perspective. . .

It is when we are sure of our perspective that authoritarian rules can be allowed to flourish.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 02:02 AM
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Perhaps, there is more going on here than politics-unless you take into account relationship politics.
edit on 31-10-2018 by Justso because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 04:15 AM
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When it comes to politics and family, my method of dealing with my mother -- who can't seem to figure out if she's Dem, Rep, Greenie, Indie or what -- is simple:

"Ma, shut the hell up. Nobody cares. Now eat your damn dinner."

The OP is a bit more of a gentleman when it comes to dealing with people, though. I doubt he'd tell his mother to shut it so bluntly.


Edit: And my father would be appalled at the pro-politics mixing with family support in the thread. He's very Republican, but never tolerated discussing politics among family, period. In his words, "armchair politics among family is a fool's downfall."
edit on 10/31/2018 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: The GUT

I think one of those 99 problems was shoving it in our faces after numerous warnings/pleas to not bring it up.


When you fly out to visit her (which I'm betting is next to never), does she demand that you don't mention your gay lover?



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: Bone75

I just moved out here last year, I haven't had a chance to fly to her. I'm also wondering what you mean by gay lover? I have a girlfriend.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Very few people are as open minded as they like to believe they are, doesn't matter which side they are on.

Family & political discussions, ugg the worst!!!!!!

Remember, no matter how much you disagree with her, she made you, like literally, so that's always weird.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: The GUT

I think one of those 99 problems was shoving it in our faces after numerous warnings/pleas to not bring it up.


This is one of the weirdest threads I've ever seen: you made your own mother the villain in a "I hate Trump because he's orange" thread.

I'm only curious how much lib paraphernalia she had to endure from you and your bro before she started pushing back.



Bro, just nah, nah bro.






Well posted!
Seems the generic "ok mom" and nodding is beyond some.
When did we have to agree with everything about everyone?
Seems civility no longer begins at home?



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
My mom came into town late last week to visit me and my brother from across the country (Georgia to Montana) for a week. The entire time we have been saying not to bring politics up when she got here because she is not one to take different opinions well, she will get loud and will blow up almost the instant she hears anything she doesn't agree with politically. She surrounds herself with like-minded people and blocks/ignores anyone she disagrees with. She has effectively made herself an echo chamber with her choice of friends and acquaintances, she only associates with other MAGA people.

Anyways, she gets here and I go to pick her up from the airport and one of the first things she says is "hey, do you have change for a $20?", I thought it was a strange thing to ask and asked her why she was asking. Well apparently she went out of her way to buy a stamp from somewhere that has "Donald Trump lives here" and proceeded to stamp the back of over $200 worth of $20's with this stamp in order to (from my best guess) to rub it in everyone's faces that Trump is the president.

I brushed it off and said that I didn't and changed the subject. Well throughout the past few days it seems like she has been itching to talk about politics (because she surrounds herself with people who constantly talk and agree with her politically) so me and my brother finally gave in after ignoring it for 3+ days. Long story short, things got heated (she is the one who started raising her voice and standing up, pointing fingers etc.), me and my brother tried to calm her down and be civil but she didn't seem to want any of it and proceeded to start cussing and throwing insults around. It was probably the worst fight I've seen her in (once I saw she was getting worked up I removed myself from the conversation). She ended up staying in a hotel for the night because she couldn't control herself.

What's interesting and the entire point is that she was saying some of the same exact things that are said on these boards, the same conspiracy theories surrounding Democrats and the usual suspects there. Though she has never even heard of this website she is using the same exact talking points as many of the more prominent members on here. I find that extremely interesting seeing as many on here allude to Democrats all thinking alike and showing signs of groupthink, no independent thought, plantation, etc.

Not sure exactly where I'm going with this but I thought I'd share an anecdotal account of my experience with how all this propaganda in the media and politics is affecting not just strangers pn ATS but also families. The crazies aren't just on one side, they're on both and both sides are complicit in the dissolution of the social structure in this country.

hmm.....about that fence you pretend to sit on.....



Well apparently she went out of her way to buy a stamp from somewhere that has "Donald Trump lives here" and proceeded to stamp the back of over $200 worth of $20's with this stamp in order to (from my best guess) to rub it in everyone's faces that Trump is the president.


don't bring that garbage here anymore
you admit to no longer sitting on that fence, at least until potus is out of office



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody



Seems the generic "ok mom" and nodding is beyond some.


That's exactly what we did for 3 days. Good job assuming.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

Missed that part in your descriptive account of the visit.
Telling someone to "not bring that up" is not saying "ok mom" and nodding.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

OP, I sometimes get caught up in Politics and drive my kids crazy. They don't tell me that though. They laugh it off, give me a hug, tell me they love me and then change the subject.

It works every time. We all enjoy our visits in the end. Never once have I had to get a room elsewhere.

I cannot help but have a motherly perspective bias here...it seems that you must have really riled your Mom up good instead of showing you loved and appreciated her making such a long trip to visit you!



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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With all the personal attacks on 3NL1GHT3N3D1 this thread belongs in the mudpit. It's just.....





A little something I've noticed...

edit on 31-10-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

Read the third paragraph, or says "throughout the past few days" and "3+ days" implying 3 or more days had passed since she threw the stamped $20 at me.

Reading comprehension, it helps.
edit on 10/31/2018 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:56 AM
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Fox news. Enough said.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: CynConcepts
a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

OP, I sometimes get caught up in Politics and drive my kids crazy. They don't tell me that though. They laugh it off, give me a hug, tell me they love me and then change the subject.

It works every time. We all enjoy our visits in the end. Never once have I had to get a room elsewhere.

I cannot help but have a motherly perspective bias here...it seems that you must have really riled your Mom up good instead of showing you loved and appreciated her making such a long trip to visit you!


Or it could be that his mother really is that boneheaded to think everyone is going to hear her political opinion, like it or not.

BTDT. Not all older gen parents are that wise. In my case, only my dad is, and he's kind of a model citizen for peacekeeping in that regard.



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: CynConcepts

Read the OP. There is only so much poking someone can take before they get irritated. She is the one who kept trying to bring politics up for 3 days when we specifically asked her not to because she knows we disagree with her and her with us. She's the one who wouldn't drop it despite us asking her to for 3 days. It doesn't take much to get get riled up, literally one mention of Obama and Hillary and she goes into attack mode, "# that mother#er" etc almost instantly.

She was meeting my girlfriend for the first time as well, why would I go out of my way to start an argument and give my girlfriend the wrong impression?



posted on Oct, 31 2018 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: sligtlyskeptical

She watches Fox News religiously. She even got on Facebook a day or two after she got here and was saying how she was jonesing for her Fox and Friends in the AM. Pretty sad in my opinion.




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