Tell extended family you are sick of politics and will delete anything but personal stuff like photos of the kids. Then stick to it.
Turn off the news. Nothing made me crazier than the bullshit infotainment the corporations shovel out at us every night. My high blood pressure went away and I was a nicer person within a month. It had only been a habit, a bad one. I found it rather easier to break than I thought I would, and I didn't have a satelitte dish at the time.
You've got access to the NYT delivered right to your door for news. I had to get a WaPo subscription for my Kindle since I now live in godforsaken noplace NM and the local paper is right wing fishwrap. WaPo has been fun, their editorial staff is not fond of Dolt45.
Once you disengage, you'll find that print news is keeping you a lot more informed than the boob tube ever did. TV is great for sports, sitcoms, movies, and the occasional PBS series. It sucks for news. Yes, it's effortless getting sound bites fed to you by the spoonful between ads for beer, cars, and hemorrhoid cream, but it's just making you angry and not informing you.
I felt sick on election night as one tossup state after another went for Dolt45, even though I knew that Comey's interference had ended Clinton's hopes. I felt sicker when DU was targeted. What has given me the most comfort is that this is not my fault. It's not your fault. And we can't be expected to fix it for them, not this time. Remember, there are more of us than there are of them, and even his own lousy, corrupt party is starting to fight him on key issues because it's so obvious he doesn't know what he's doing.
It's not hopeless, it's just our turn to have a complete lunatic in high office. He's a bad smell passing through. His power is limited and he hates that. My guess is that he'll resign at some point after a major temper tantrum over one of his pet projects, like that stupid, useless wall nobody in a border state wants.
It's not hopeless. Let your family continue to try to convince each other they didn't do something so colossally stupid they'll have to live it down for the rest of their lives. Not your circus, not your monkeys. Disengage and stay that way.
but it sounds like the Trump/Putin/Assad bromance is over.
I'm thinking more and more that Asshole isn't fully in charge any more, with Bannon's ouster followed by this.
Yeah, he's got one of those faces you want to slap when he disses a favorite sacred cow, here he is telling morons why building a border wall won't do squat about undocumented immigrants. Mentions deportation, too.
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