Out for my AM run on Thursday, after a long night of taking care of a feverish 1.5 year old, I got to thinking...
For those of you left leaning bloggers out there who have nestled themselves in their safe, insulated, communities, coming home for the holidays takes on that familiar knot-in-the-stomach meaning when you, once again, have to come face to face with Uncle Bagadoughnuts (or some such reichwinger relative - just imagine if you were Dick Cheney's Daughter, yes, the Lesbian one) who hasn't taken a bath since last thanksgiving, but is perfectly willing to give you advice on how to handle your "faggot" friends. So, I thought together, you, I, we - well, all of us bloggers could cobble together a compendium of advice on how to handle such wingnuts. In a very real and grassroots way, this is our opportunity to stare down the face of the red devil and stick him/her in the eye just to see what he/she does.
So, in the comments below, post your case scenareo and suggested solution, so that when/if we are confronted in a similar way, we will know how to respond. That is, as we learn from each other, we may be better prepared for the most outlandish of affronts. This could be hypothetical, but is more powerful if it was an exerpience you indeed had. You could also post the response you executed, and then at the end, post the response given the hindsight, you wish you would have executed.
This could be fun. Blog on friends.