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into a cup to keep receiving taxpayer’s money. So, it might be a good idea not to seat your hippie cousin Sunflower next to your other cousin who is a lifetime member of the NRA. 6. Talking points. Even if you don’t have a liberal in your family, everybody has at least one relative who enjoys pushing everyone else’s buttons. I suggest placing tape over said relative’s mouth for the duration of the meal, but Emily Post would probably say that’s rude. In this case, there isn’t much you can do except grin and bear it, and do some deep breathing and make sure everyone has taken their blood pressure medication. You should also try to keep DECEMBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY 21