TOP STORY: Word "Trump" uttered at my party. Everyone gasps and groans. Seriously, it was like someone started talking about baby rape. What the hell? I don't know if it's always been like this, but people are so completely polarized and serious about anything political nowadays. The guy was intro-ing a frickin' joke that had nothing to do with anything, basically a "3 guys walk into a bar" type of joke. But before he can get to the second sentence everyone (well... all the women lol, plus 1 or 2 men) groans. It was bizarre. I just grinned though, a little discomfort is good for the soul. It used to be "don't talk about abortion", "don't talk about religion", "don't talk about how much money you make". So what are the modern no-no's and yes-yes's? Unacceptable: (Note: If you talk about this, the discussion will eventually lead to Trump or Clinton) Gender Race (don't even talk about race cars. people may get triggered anyways) George Bush Smoke, pollution The Ocean (see pollution) Plastic bottles (see pollution) Cops Cyclists Abortion (a.k.a. "women's bodies") Soybeans (Monsanto!!!) Twitter Gays Guns Clint Eastwood MMA San Francisco North Carolina That new housing development The military Any religion practiced by brown people Any country, area, or region with lots of brown people in it Education systems, colleges, scholarships, etc Food stamps Ghostbusters Pokemon Go (thanks a lot, young turks) Acceptable: Gardening Pets Children Food Cars (but only if it's a V6, 4 cyl, or hybrid) Music Diapers Traffic How much of a moron you were in high school Birth control methods (please, ladies.... stop. Please) How much you've been working lately I hope they build a Starbucks close to here Home improvement projects My new silverware Vacations I listened to this podcast about a biodome experiment Weather (oh shit, that leads to global warming, which leads to Trump. nvm) Beer, Sports (at least there's something good) I have actually found that people don't groan about hunting talk. Odd. Discuss (but watch yourself).