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VP Debate & Special Events This Week

Dear Liberal Drinkers -

The Debate delights continue this week,
plus Laughing Liberally & Crafting Liberally
give you plenty of opportunities
to engage, enjoy & enlist in progressive politics.

1. Laughing Liberally - Wed, Oct 1
2. Two debate watch parties - Thurs, Oct 2
3. Crafting Liberally - Sun, Oct 5
...and stay tuned: Presidential Debate Tues, Oct 7

1. The Laughing Liberally Lab
with special guest IRIS BURNETT
Wednesday, October 1st
Doors 7pm; Show 7:30pm

Laughing Liberally returns with fan favorites
from Comedy Central, the Onion, 236.com and more.
This week features special guest IRIS BURNETT
author of "So, You Think You Can Be President."
With Katie Halper, Myq Kaplan & Lee Camp.

Join us for a night of smart, savvy & surprising comedy.
Sometimes you gotta Laugh Liberally to keep from crying.

Admission: Suggested donation of $10 to support The Tank

The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd Street, btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

2. Biden v. Palin - TWO Debate Watch Parties

Following the crowded crush of last week's debate,
we are hosting TWO PARTIES to watch the sequel,
as Biden & Palin go their one-and-only round.

Thursday, October 2nd
FREE Admission at both events.

Location 1: Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
during Drinking Liberally - 7:30pm; Debate at 9pm

Location 2: The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd between 2nd & 3rd Aves.
Doors 7:30; Comedy 8pm; Debate at 9pm.

Both locations have $3 beers & good company.
Rudy's is outdoors; Tank indoors
Rudy's is standing; Tank has seats
Rudy's is awesome; Tank is awesome too.

3. CRAFTING LIBERALLY returns
Sunday, October 5th - 3-5pm
Join quilters, jewelers, scrapbookers
& crafters of all cloths
for craft, camaraderie & conversation.

The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd between 2nd & 3rd

Upcoming:
- Debate watch parties Tues Oct 7 & Wed Oct 15
plus more opportunities to get your complimentary
LIBERAL CARD...coming soon...

Debate Tonight, Michael Moore Tomorrow & a Free Gift

Big events tonight and tomorrow,
and a big chance for a FREE Liberal Card
all because Drinking Liberally loves you.

1. Debate Watch Tonight
2. Michael Moore's Slacker Uprising Tomorrow
3. Want a free Liberal Card?

1. Now that McCain's done debating himself
about whether or not to have a debate,
the real battle can begin.

The debate watch tonight with big screens,
live comedy, cheap drinks, free gifts
& the creator of Things Younger Than McCain.

The First Presidential Debate
with Manhattan Young Dems & Democracy for NYC
Doors at 7; Comedy at 8; Debate at 9
The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette St btw Walker & White
www.thetanknyc.org

At 8pm, meet Joe Quint, the author of
"72 Things Younger Than John McCain"
as he joins Laughing Liberally comedians
Katie Halper, Harry Terjanian & Elon James White.

And at 9pm, The Rock Barack vs Insane McCain.
Will McCain wail, flail, bail or detail?

The first 50 people to show up / sign up get
complimentary LIBERAL CARDS (more info below)

2. Come be one of the first to see
MICHAEL MOORE's "Slacker Uprising"

Saturday, September 27th - 7pm sharp.
The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd St btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org
FREE (donations accepted to cover venue costs)

Moore's latest film documents his 2004 roadtrip
to 62 cities in 42 days leading up to the election
as the youth movement poured into politics.

Come see it in the company of other liberals,
activists, organizers, volunteers, voters
& slackers of all descriptions.

3. THE LIBERAL CARD - a special offer.
Want a free drink every time you go to Rudy's?
Want discount tickets at local theaters?
Want special rates for progressive books?

Then you want THE LIBERAL CARD, promoting
liberal pride, liberal community & liberal discounts.
www.theliberalcard.org

Get your complimentary LIBERAL CARD
and become a card-carrying liberal.
The first 50 people to sign up at tonight's event
will get their cards sent to them for FREE,
in time for next week's VP Debate.

That debate will take place at a Liberal Card partner:
Rudy's bar, which offers your first drink free
every time you come into the bar & show your card.
So if you sign up tonight, free drink next Thursday.

Learn more at: theliberalcard.org

McCain: Bailing, Ailing, Wailing, Flailing, Derailing

The Bush team wants to bail out its cronies
with a massive, unregulated, give-away
supervised by the guys that got us into this mess.

The GOP wants to bail on the American people,
fighting measures to support the middle class
while putting bailout burdens on taxpayer shoulders.

Meanwhile, McCain wants to bail out of the debates.
And if the economy's still rough on November 4th,
maybe he'll want to bail on the election as well.

But now that Palin's flailing, the GOP's wailing
& their desperate lies are derailing,
who's going to be bailing out ailing John McCain?

At least we'll soon take back our ship of state
...then we can really start bailing out our America.

Share your thoughts as your share a a few beers,
(& sharing a pitcher saves in these tough times)
at your local, progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
[backyard, in all weather]
Questions: [email protected]

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Debate watch, Michael Moore & more...

1. Friday, Sep 26th - 8pm
The First Presidential Debate
& Pre-Show Commentary with Laughing Liberally
& "Things Younger Than McCain" author Joe Quint.
Comedy at 8pm; Debate at 9pm

(...whether McCain shows up or not)

Barack "The Rock" Obama
and John "Lame, Same, Insane" McCain
face off in the first presidential debate.
Watch with drink in hand, in the company of friends.

And come early to enjoy the pre-bout punditry
of the comedians of Laughing Liberally
with special guest JOE QUINT
author of "72 Things Younger Than John McCain
featuring comedians Katie Halper,
Elon James White & Harry Terjanian.

The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette St btw Walker & White
www.thetanknyc.org

2. Friday, Sep 27th - 7pm
Come be one of the first to see
MICHAEL MOORE's "Slacker Uprising"

Moore's latest film documents his 2004 roadtrip
to 62 cities in 42 days leading up to the election
as the youth movement poured into politics.

Come see it in the company of other liberals,
activists, organizers, volunteers, voters
& slackers of all descriptions.

The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd between 2nd & 3rd
FREE (donations accepted to cover venue costs)
www.thetanknyc.org

3. The Laughing Liberally Lab
with special guest IRIS BURNETT
Doors 7pm; Show 7:30

Laughing Liberally returns with a line-up of fan favorites
from Comedy Central, the Onion, 236.com and more.
This week features special guest IRIS BURNETT
author of "So, You Think You Can Be President."

Join us for a night of smart, savvy & surprising comedy.
Sometimes you gotta Laugh Liberally to keep from crying.

Admission: Suggested donation of $10 to support The Tank

The Tank @ chashama (note location!)
217 East 42nd Street, btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

...and check out LivingLiberally.org
for blogging, events & updates

Save the Date: The First Debate

Dear Liberal Drinkers -

This Friday marks the first Presidential debate
and we don't want you to watch alone...or sober.

Below is information for our FREE watch party,
as well as for other events taking place this week.

1. Friday 9/26 - The First Debate Watch
with "Things Younger Than McCain" author Joe Quint.

2. Tonight 9/22 - Congressional Candidate
Rabbi Dennis Shulman & comedian Katie Halper

3. Wed 10/1 - Laughing Liberally Lab
with special guest author Iris Burnett

4. Thurs 10/2 - The VP Debate!

1. Friday, Sep 26th - 8pm
The First Presidential Debate
& Pre-Show Commentary with Laughing Liberally
& "Things Younger Than McCain" writer Joe Quint.
Comedy at 8pm; Debate at 9pm

Barack "The Rock" Obama
and John "Lame, Same, Insane" McCain
face off in the first presidential debate.
Watch with drink in hand, in the company of friends.

And come early to enjoy the pre-bout punditry
of the comedians of Laughing Liberally
with special guest JOE QUINT
author of "72 Things Younger Than John McCain"

The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette St btw Walker & White
www.thetanknyc.org

2. Tonight - September 22 - 7:30pm
"So a Rabbi walks into a Congressional race..."

If you think that's the set-up for a joke,
then you don't know about progressive politics
in the great state of New Jersey.

Rabbi Dennis Shulman is running for Congress,
and he wants to meet you.

Hosted by DL21C & Living Liberally
with Laughing Liberally's Katie Halper
Doors at 7:30; Event at 8

The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org
Admission: $7

3. The Laughing Liberally Lab
with special guest IRIS BURNETT
Doors 7pm; Show 7:30

Laughing Liberally returns with a line-up of fan favorites
from Comedy Central, the Onion, 236.com and more.
This week features special guest IRIS BURNETT
author of "So, You Think You Can Be President."

Join us for a night of smart, savvy & surprising comedy.
Sometimes you gotta Laugh Liberally to keep from crying.

Admission: Suggested donation of $10 to support The Tank

4. Save the Date: BIDEN v PALIN.
Thursday, October 2nd
During our regular Drinking Liberally
7:30 DL; 8pm Debate
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th - backyard.

"Fundamentals Are Strong?"...Fundamentally Wrong!

While major banking institutions fail,
John McCain fails as well, saying
"the fundamentals of our economy are strong."

Because McCain and other deranged deregulators
prevented government supervision of these industries,
the Fed was forced from the role of prevention
& now has to try to become the cure.

And while in the past McCain has opposed
programs to help working families in need,
we've fallen to a point that tax-payer dollars
are bailing big business out of free market failure.

Are the fundamentals of our economy that strong?
The fundamentals of John McCain's economy are wrong.

Share your ideas, your fears & a couple of beers
with other like-minded left-leaners
at your local progressive social club.

SPECIAL GUEST: tonight, DL welcomes
US Senate candidate from Nebraska SCOTT KLEEB.

Drinking Liberally
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
[we'll be in the backyard]
questions: [email protected]

Other Events to Live Liberally:

Tonight - September 18th
Laughing Liberally fan-favorite LEE CAMP
will be performing in a one-night-only show
at Comix Comedy Club in NYC.
The Fox-News-slayer will be performing
a full set for a new DVD.
Featuring BARATUNDE THURSTON
Get tix at www.ComixNY.com
use the discount code "leecamp" to get them for $10.
You can check out Lee's comedy at www.LeeCamp.net

Monday, Sep 22nd - 8pm
Congressional Candidate Dennis Shulman
hosted by DL21C & Living Liberally
with Laughing Liberally's Katie Halper
The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org
Admission: $7

Fri, Sep 26th - Doors 8pm
The First Presidential Debate!
The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette, btw Walker & White
www.thetanknyc.org
FREE Admission

Wed, Oct 1 - 8pm
The Laughing Liberally Lab Returns!
with special guest author Iris Burnett
of "So You Think You Can Be President"
The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

Sun, Oct 5 - 3-5pm
Crafting Liberally retuns!
Join quilters, scrapbookers, jewelers
& other comrades of all crafts,
for conversation & camaraderie.
The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

Never Forget? Bush/McCain Never Remembered...

(Please note: for this anniversary, we will collect
donations for a responders' support fund...
& at 8pm, we will watch the Obama/McCain forum
on community service at the DL gathering)

After the attacks, the Bush/McCain team forgot
it was bin Laden & Al Qaeda who attacked us
& launched us into the Iraqi quagmire instead.

They forgot to properly equip our troops,
& forgot to vote to care for our vets.

They forgot that it was religious extremism
that was behind this terrorism,
as they allowed domestic extremism to grow.

They forgot that the world was ready to help,
as they squandered global goodwill
& ruined our international standing.

They forgot to ask us to do anything
other than shop more, drive more, drill more.

They forgot what made America great.

Seven years ago, we said, "Never forget."
Looking at what Bush has done since,
& at what McCain proposes to do next...
it's clear that they never remembered.

Share this anniversary with warm company,
sharing ideas, memories & a drink
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
[backyard in any weather]
Questions: [email protected]

Upcoming:

Thursday, Sep 18th:
Laughing Liberally fan-favorite LEE CAMP
will be performing in a one-night-only show
at Comix Comedy Club in NYC.
The Fox-News-slayer will be performing
a full set for a new DVD.
Get tix at www.ComixNY.com
use the discount code "leecamp" to get them for $10.
You can check out Lee's comedy at www.LeeCamp.net

Monday, Sep 22nd - 8pm
Congressional Candidate Dennis Shulman
hosted by DL21C & Living Liberally
with Laughing Liberally's Katie Halper
The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

Wed, Sep 24th - 8pm
The Laughing Liberally Lab returns!
The Tank @ chashama - (note location!)
217 East 42nd btw 2nd & 3rd
www.thetanknyc.org

Fri, Sep 26th - Doors 8pm
The First Presidential Debate!
The Tank @ DCTV (note location!)
87 Lafayette, btw Walker & White
www.thetanknyc.org

Wed, Oct 1 - 8pm - Laughing Liberally
Sun, Oct 5 - 3-5pm - Crafting Liberally
...and more

Cruising Liberally...A Harbor Happy Hour

Dear Liberal Drinkers -

After 2 weeks of intense Convention fever,
you all deserve, well, a drink
...and a ride on the high seas of NYC as well.

The Governors Island Alliance
invites DL members on a special evening:
a cruise, a private tour of Governors Island,
a chance to see the Waterfalls from the river,
with drinks, light food & good company.

Join the Governors Island Alliance & Living Liberally
this Wednesda as we Cruise Liberally.

Governors Island Alliance Harbor Cruise
Wednesday, September 10th
6:30-8:30pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Battery Maritime Building
10 South Street, Slip 7
Directions and information at
www.governorsislandalliance.org
RSVP to [email protected]
212 253 2727 x 341

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And coming soon:
- Screening Liberally films
- Laughing Liberally comedy
- Eating Liberally meals
- the return of Crafting Liberally
and vents to propel us toward Election Day.

A Sip of McCain on the Rocks

(Special time-and-place, a McCain drinking game
& guest Markos of DailyKos - tonight! Read on...)

Obama packs our a week-long Denver celebration.
The GOP has empty seats, a police-state Saint Paul,
a phone-in Prez, a scandal-a-day, & a shortened convention
that even Republicans don't want to attend.

Biden buys good news cycles & great energy.
Given Palin's inexperience, poor judgment, scandals
& right-wing radicalism -- this Veep to Nowhere
actually does make McCain look qualified by comparison.

The Dems bring dignity, hope, vision.
McCain's no-vetting, pandering VP pick
shows that this out-of-touch, ill, 72-year-old
just doesn't take the Presidency seriously.

Desperate...delusional...derailed...derided...
There's something to seeing McCain on the ropes...
now, enjoy McCain on the Rocks.

Join for a drink (& a drinking game) --
after all, you can't watch tonight alone...or sober
-- at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight -- and every Thursday
Special Time: Doors at 7pm
2 Locations tonight!

1. The Tank @ DCTV - 87 Lafayette
btw Walker & White, below Canal

Featuring Markos Moulitsas Zuniga of DailyKos
discussing his new book "Taking on the System"

Plus: the official "McCain on the Rocks" Drinking Game
FREE Admission, cheap drinks, special guests, big screens

2. Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th Streets --
DL will also meet at its regular location
with cheap drinks, outdoor viewing & liberal company!

Get your FREE drinks every time you come to Rudy's
with The Liberal Card -- www.theliberalcard.org

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1. Screening Liberally: TROUBLE THE WATER
Join the Ansonia Democrats for a subsidized screening
of this acclaimed, award-winning film about Hurricane Katrina.

Sunday, Sep 7th - 7:40
IFC - 323 6th Ave at West 3rd St
Get a ticket for $8 (normal price $12)
by emailing: [email protected]
and join them for a drink after the film.

2. Laughing Liberally fan-favorite LEE CAMP
will be performing in a one-night-only show at Comix Comedy Club in NYC.
The Fox-News-slayer will be performing a full set for a new DVD.
Thursday, September 18th
Get tix at www.ComixNY.com
use the discount code "leecamp" to get them for $10.
You can check out Lee's comedy at www.LeeCamp.net

GOP Convention Watch Events This Week

You can't watch the GOP without drinking
...and you should never drink alone.
(note: know event tonight...)

Come our for three nights of fun,
with free admission, cheap beer, guest speakers,
comedy, trivia, prizes, big screens
and -- most critically -- LIBERAL company
as we watch the Republican Convention.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday -- Sep 2 -4
7pm onward each night - FREE to enter
at The Tank @ DCTV - 87 Lafayette
btw Walker & White, below Canal
www.thetanknyc.org

(Note: the Monday, Sep 1 event is canceled
since the GOP canceled their own convention
...that's how much they don't want Bush to speak)

GOP CONVENTION WATCH AT THE TANK
All events at livingliberally.org/conventionsnyc
Tuesday: Political Trivia Night!
Wednesday: Laughing Liberally Comedy!
Thursday: Special guest MARKOS MOULISTAS ZUNIGA
of the blog dailykos.com - & McCain Drinking Game.
...and watching the speeches every night.

Questions: [email protected]

Join the fun!