With all the nightmare political debates and Kardashian divorces and everything else conflicted and terrible going on in this country (let alone the rest of the world! the rest of the world is too big a place to consider right now) let's just all try to have one day of peace. Sure it might be a pursed-lipped, strained peace. But it's peace.
In that spirit, sort of, the anti-marriage equality movement's crown harpy queen Maggie Gallagher has made a new video for all of you, instructing you how to politely handle the topic of same sex marriage -- meaning how to genteelly assert that you are not a bigot because you think gay people should be denied the right to legal marriage -- should it come up at the dinner table. She makes jokes about pie! How darling. Sure the video isn't terribly helpful, and is maybe y'know a bit pointed! and offensive!, but there is maybe some small message of good in the otherwise unpleasant endeavor. Namely: Let's try not to fight this Thanksgiving, OK? Yes, Uncle Bernie is going off about the government taking over health care while he's covered by Medicare, and of course Cousin Wendy is probably insane and should be in a home somewhere, and your mom still, still!, seems angry that you didn't go to law school. But forget about all that. Just for the one day. For 24 hours. That's all.