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I got this email today from my 80 year old mom

LIghten up Girlfriend.----Mitt Romney is a Man of God--so there has to be some goodness.What is ---is---.Maybe God doesn't want him to be corrupted by the White house. My hair stylist wore black today - I just wore a sad face. Abortions, medi-cal up the ying, yang, same sex marriages, amnesty etc. etc.



And yes, she knows I'm gay, and the "girlfriend" comment as well as the same sex marriage comment were obvious digs.

by Anonymousreply 6111/08/2012

Tell her to turn the car on in the garage and leave the door shut. The sooner she is gone the better.

by Anonymousreply 111/07/2012

That doesn't work anymore, R1. Damn Democrats and their precious clean air!

by Anonymousreply 211/07/2012

Time to start investigating nursing homes, particularly the really inexpensive ones. That way she won't have to worry about too much "medi-cal up the ying yang".

by Anonymousreply 311/07/2012

Tell her that God doesn't exist and she needs to start thinking for herself.

by Anonymousreply 411/07/2012

The nursing home can put her on the work plan. And she can share a room with a few others. Ask about basement views.

by Anonymousreply 511/07/2012

She's 80. What are you going to do...say I don't want to see you again? I have no idea...I'd probably just write back, "Fuck you, Mom."

by Anonymousreply 611/07/2012

She doesn't have any hair to style

by Anonymousreply 711/07/2012

Just send her a note telling her that the Obamacare death panels have a way of dealing with old people who complain too much.

by Anonymousreply 811/07/2012

Your mom's a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 911/07/2012

Care to comment OP, or you just another transparent freeper?

by Anonymousreply 1011/07/2012

Have her sign over power of attorney to you for when she becomes incompetent (which has already happened) and just vote absentee for her from now on.

by Anonymousreply 1111/07/2012

I'm so glad my mom is slipping into dementia and thinks she's Julie Andrews (Poppins or Van Trapp, depending on the day)

by Anonymousreply 1211/07/2012

Tell your "girlfriend" that god hates Romney and all the other shitstain tax-evading religious freak predators.

by Anonymousreply 1311/07/2012

Your mother's a slob. Suggest she wrap her lips around the dangerous end of a shotgun.

by Anonymousreply 1411/07/2012

Tell Mommie that Romney is a man of GODS. He's a polytheistic Mormon. He is also, by belief, a man of the secretly named goddess as well.

by Anonymousreply 1511/07/2012

Your Mom called you "girlfriend"?

by Anonymousreply 1611/07/2012

Christ, grow a pair. Sign the damn commitment papers and let her stew in her own juices in a rest home. Preferably one where she'll meet lots of poor people.

by Anonymousreply 1711/07/2012

Another vote for "Fuck you, Mom.'

And add "Why on earth would you send me such a homophobic email? Dad clearly died just to get away from you."

by Anonymousreply 1811/07/2012

She sounds like a whacky character in a southern novel.

by Anonymousreply 1911/07/2012

Your mother is a nutcase on social issues.

I cannot stand people who vote on social issues alone, as if all the other very important issues do not matter.

by Anonymousreply 2011/07/2012

your mom is a cunt

by Anonymousreply 2111/07/2012

If she's 80, there is good chance she won't be around much longer. Try to ignore the fact that she is an asshole and tell her you love her. She is your mother, after all.

by Anonymousreply 2211/07/2012

How could anyone love that?

by Anonymousreply 2311/07/2012

Send her this:

by Anonymousreply 2411/07/2012

OP, the cunt, from whom you are crotch-fruited, is really a cunt's cunt.

by Anonymousreply 2511/07/2012

Are people in nursing homes allowed to vote?

by Anonymousreply 2611/07/2012

Ask her which low rent nursing home she'd like to live in. Tell her God loves her in any of them, so let's not waste money on an expensive one.

by Anonymousreply 2711/07/2012

I guess I'm lucky. My mom is 91 and donated to Obama in both 2008 and 2012. And she has never used a computer or a cell phone, so I don't get e-mails from her anyway.

by Anonymousreply 2811/07/2012

Thanks guys. I guess I just needed to vent and wanted to feel some support. Appreciate the responses.

It's so damn sad. She's actually usd to be very cool. She really liked my partner, and we'd all go out for drinks and go to the movies quite often. Sadly, over the last 10 years she's turned into a crazy right wing Catholic fanatic. We were raised Catholic, heck, she had me at 40 since she didn't believe on birth control. But she was never a religious nut back then. Aw smoked pot with my bolder brother wen she was 60!!

All of a sudden being gay was wrong! After years of feeling her love and acceptance, she slowly started this bullshit. She is now a member of the Republican Women's Club, and several "right to life" organizations.

Maybe se knows she doesn't have much time left and feels like she has to act "godly" now so she can get to heaven or something.

Do any of you have crazy right wing parents? PS:my dd was a Democrat, but he's been dead a while. He was awesome.

by Anonymousreply 2911/07/2012

[quote]Are people in nursing homes allowed to vote?

Oh, YES they do, nearly all of them.

by Anonymousreply 3011/07/2012

Sorry, OP. My mother was a socialist and atheist her entire life. She didn't change her mind or develop an irrational fear of god on her way out.

by Anonymousreply 3111/07/2012

Shady Pines, ma...

by Anonymousreply 3211/07/2012

Assume her mind is long gone and she can't think rationally. Realize that almost 1/2 of the country is similarly deluded. After all how many of those younger than 80 have told me the following, "Wait until MR is elected to see how he'll be as president. Most of his extreme positions will be blocked anyway. They'll never again restrict abortion rights, allow MR to attack Iran, push through a national amendment restricting gay marriage or . . . That's all JUST TALK."

by Anonymousreply 3311/07/2012

Lol at r27

by Anonymousreply 3411/07/2012

Ty not to smile too much when you pull the plug.

by Anonymousreply 3511/07/2012


by Anonymousreply 3611/07/2012

Fuck off R36, and be glad you don't have to deal with this hateful, hurtful shit from your family.

by Anonymousreply 3711/07/2012

I`d freeze her out

by Anonymousreply 3811/07/2012

Tell her it's OK because she's going to god soon.

by Anonymousreply 3911/07/2012

And hopefully Mitt will be there waiting for her.

by Anonymousreply 4011/07/2012

The paranoia and clinging to outmoded beliefs of the past is par for the course for some elderly. I guess for some it's part of aging -- you see it so often expressed in differetnt forms. Compulsively worried about home security, neighbors' intentions, scammers after their money, politics. It all seems to get out of control for a subgroup. It's not to the level of dementia or Alzheimers (which both of my parents have/had), but this sub-clinical paranoia is very much a part of daily living for some. Sadly politics and religion are the best place for people to express their fear and rage, however inappropriately.

by Anonymousreply 4111/07/2012

Tell your mom that black isn't slimming on her hairdresser and neither is sour-grapes on her.

by Anonymousreply 4211/07/2012

Am I the only one who thinks it's kind of funny that she said "Lighten up girlfriend" ??

That 's pretty hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 4311/07/2012

She's been abducted by fanatics.

by Anonymousreply 4411/07/2012

I suspect her viewing FoxNews is tied up in all this .. does she watch that channel, OP?

by Anonymousreply 4511/07/2012

Saw so many of these "Obama isn't my President" posts today. Remember when this is was sometimes used under W's term and Repubs were so quick to respond like "Then you're unAmerican", "Leave the country", etc?

by Anonymousreply 4611/07/2012

The lowness of the Republicans' responses to defeat - stupid, lying, self-serving and insulting - serve to show how base and dull and humorless they are.

OP, your mother is a cunt. Tell her so. No one needs or deserves to have that kind of crap "shared" with them.

If you are too sensitive, feel free to provide us with the old twat's contact information.

And we promise we'll be humorous, intelligent and honest about things with her. The asshole.

by Anonymousreply 4711/07/2012

Say, "Mom, you prayed to God to save America through this election, right?" "He sent you a hurricane."

by Anonymousreply 4811/07/2012

ITA with R41. I have a few older relatives who became paranoid with age. Some became more racist too where they weren't before. The weird thing with them all is that they never came in much contact with people of other races. Once you get to be in your late 70's, your world get's smaller. These relatives didn't leave the house often and when they did it was just to go to the grocery store or to family functions or church. My father-in-law rarely saw blacks, hispanics or asians in his daily life, but he would rage about them constantly saying they were "ruining the country." I wondered why someone would become so bitter and hostile toward people he never encountered in his own day to day life.

I also agree that Fox news is poison to shut ins. It makes formerly reasonable, intelligent and happy older people become angry, paranoid and demented. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 4911/07/2012

My dad died Friday. He didn't give a shit about the election and neither did anyone else on his floor - yet the Romney signs were littering the lawn of the home where I paid $7,000 per month.

He didn't vote.

by Anonymousreply 5011/07/2012

My mom is 81 and would never, ever talk to me like that no matter how made she was. You're mother is a mean, hate filled woman who needs to be deleted from your life.

by Anonymousreply 5111/07/2012

I like the nursing home idea on the work plan, no internet, no cell phone, no tv. You can leave daily messages for her that just say, "Lighten up, girlfriend!"

by Anonymousreply 5211/08/2012

[quote]My mom is 81 and would never, ever talk to me like that [bold]no matter how made she was[/bold].

Your mother is in the Mafia, R51? What was that like?

by Anonymousreply 5311/08/2012

OP - It does sound as if her mind is going. So perhaps the response is "Aw Mom. I do love you!"

by Anonymousreply 5411/08/2012

I would freeze her out and never speak to her again.

by Anonymousreply 5511/08/2012

R41, I've had to drop many "friends" from my life because of their negative outlook and "fear of the evil promoted by un-Godly Hollywood." Are you saying that right-wing politics and religion take advantage of this fact, or that groups like OMM push Fox News and preachers to be more "Hell, Fire&Damnation?"

by Anonymousreply 5611/08/2012

As much as fundies bitch about liberal Hollywood, SOMEONE is paying to see movies starring Kevin James.

by Anonymousreply 5711/08/2012

What R54 said.

by Anonymousreply 5811/08/2012

My mom's getting like this too...I blame the Catholics. They've gotten a lot more hard-core right wing, with the bishops telling the congregations who to vote for in the last decade or two.

However, she knows I wouldn't be home anymore if she'd voted against marriage equality in Maryland. So she (at least pretended to) support it.

by Anonymousreply 5911/08/2012

Yep, my Mom was a right-wing republican and my Dad (divorced her) was a left-wing democrat. My mother took her politics very seriously but couldn't debate her way out of a paper bag. I could. So she gave up. But she didn't give up her views.

You can't reason someone out of something they didn't reason themselves into. I also experienced homophobia with her. She was upper-middle-class, married again to a snobby republican.

They moved me into my new apt and a swishy guy walked past on the sidewalk. Mom saw him, walked up behind him, and marched in lockstep with him for a few steps, mincing all the way. She thought she was hysterical. I was slackjawed.

She had two gay friends, who "haven't found the right girl yet" with whom she used to take in B'way shows. Turns out her new conservative's husband oldest son was gay too, and he made me look like Mr. Macho.

So, they kind of switched their allegiance. Mom loved his kid, praised everything he did (he was a successful businessman) and her husband loved me (a highly unsuccessful writer, he told me I should be in "Esquire"). That's how they worked THAT out. A debit turned into an asset by marriage. Ha.

by Anonymousreply 6011/08/2012

R53, I'm dying!

by Anonymousreply 6111/08/2012
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