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Hi Liberals -

Get your tickets now for the Drinking Liberally event of the season: The Living Liberally Annual Celebration on Saturday, May 30th.

Go to: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09

Order now, and get the "Early Bird Community Organizers" special rate -- meaning you'll have access to the party and you'll be saving money...now that's a smart, progressive policy.

We'll be honoring Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the bloggers of Jack & Jill Politics, and the President of Media Matters for America.

More details at: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09

We'll be joined by friends at DailyKos, MoveOn, the Nation, Democrats.com, the Progressive Book Club, the Center for Independent Media, and progressive pals from across the political and blogospheric landscape.

We'll be drinking liberally with free-flowing booze, eating liberally with sustainable snacks, and laughing liberally with MC Sam Seder.

Now we need you: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09

For nearly six years, we've helped created communities around progressive politics across the country. But we need your help to keep up this work.

Your support stimulates our economy...and keeps our chapters growing, our network running and our liberals drinking.

Seriously, though, the work of Living Liberally -- giving liberals everywhere an avenue to know they are not alone, providing a social network to support the progressive agenda, and creating places for liberal authors, filmmakers, comedians, advocates and organizers to promote their work -- relies on your support.

Please: buy your tickets today.

Go to: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09

And come to toast to another year of Living Liberally.

- Justin Krebs
Executive Director, Living Liberally
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Other Upcoming Events:

Wed, April 1 - 6:30
Screening Liberally Presents ACCESS DENIED
The Tank - 354 West 45th - FREE
http://livingliberally.org/screening/chapters/NY/nyc

Drinking Liberally
Upper East Side - Tues 3/31
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/NY/ues
Hell's Kitchen - Thurs 4/2
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/NY/nyc
West Bronx - Fri 4/3
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/NY/westbronx

Wed 4/22 - EARTH DAY
with Laughing, Eating, Screening Liberally.
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And from our friends:

Tues, March 31st
* 6:30PM - Health Care for America NOW TEACH-IN (HCAN):
* 8:30PM - New Film: SICK AROUND AMERICA: PBS's FRONTLINE travels around the country examining the pitfalls of our broken health care system and exploring ways to fix it.
THE Irish Rogue, 356 W 44th St, $5 suggested contribution

Wed, April 1
* 9-4PM - PHONE BLAST CONGRESS DAY - Join supporters throughout the state in urging Senators Gillebrand, Senator Schumer, and Representatives to vote FOR Obama's health care reform budget. Just 3 calls and a few minutes of your time will make a difference. To sign up, click: http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gpt427
* 7:30PM - Health Care for America NOW TEACH-IN (HCAN) co-hosted by the National Physician's Alliance and is open to ALL. Committee of Interns and Residents,520 Eighth Ave btwn W36 & W37 St. 12th floor.

April 17-19
THE LEFT FORUM - Pace Universiry
http://leftforum.org/

The Free Market: Costlier Every Day

Conservatives don't want us to take control of banks
as that would involve the gov in the free market
...a market that led to toxic assets & zombie banks.

"Let the market do it's job," they shout --
a market that created outsized compensation,
excessive severance for failed CEOs
& bonuses for businesses that didn't make a dime.

Deregulation led to a massive meltdown,
and now trillions of taxpayer dollars are being spent
to keep the "free" market alive and well.

Seems like the free market is getting costlier every day.

Then again, these guys run an economy into the ground,
then get bailed out, keep their jobs, & still get paid?
Maybe they're pretty business-savvy after all...

There may be no free market, and no free lunch,
but there's free thinking & cheap drinks
as you share liberal libations & lively talk
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
[in the back booths of the bar]
Questions: [email protected]
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Get your tickets today!
THE LIVING LIBERALLY ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Early-bird rates through March 31st.
livingliberally.org/celebration09

Honoring Media Matters, Jack & Jill Politics
& Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Saturday, May 30th - 7-11pm
DCTV - 87 Lafayette Street
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And coming soon:

Screening Liberally: Access Denied
with the Alliance for Justice
6:30pm at The Tank (354 West 45th Street)
Film & Discussion with directors Matt O'Neill and Jon Alpert & Nan Arons of the Alliance for Justice
When Diana Levine went to the hospital in April 2000 seeking relief for a severe migraine headache, the professional musician and children's record producer never imagined that faulty drug labeling would result in the amputation of her arm. Her case went all the way to the Supreme Court.
http://livingliberally.org/screening/chapters/NY/nyc

Laid Off, Paid Off & Madoff

American workers lose jobs & savings
while GOP leaders turn-down stimulus funds
that could create jobs & savings.

Those whose companies collapsed
get big bonuses from bailout bucks.

And while we belatedly caught Bernie Madoff,
every day another greedy scheme
festers on the surface of the American dream.

America's laid off, they're getting paid off
...it's with our funds, & trust, they've made off.

Who still thinks we should run America "like a business"?

Come where the drinks are cheap & talk is rich,
where you lay off your worries & lift up a glass
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
[in the back booths of the bar]
Questions: [email protected]
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Check out our complete schedule
of NYC events: livingliberally.org/nyc

SAVE THE DATE:
The Living Liberally Annual Celebration
Saturday, May 30th - 7-11pm
Honoring Media Matters, Jack & Jill Politics
& Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Tix: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09
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Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 1st - 7pm
Screening Liberally: ACCESS DENIED
presented with the Alliance For Justice
followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
RSVP: http://ga1.org/afj/events/nyc_screening_access_denied/details.tcl

And check out what our partners are up to:
April 17-19 - THE LEFT FORUM
A weekend of sharing and learning
with thinkers, activists & lefties of all stripes.
http://www.leftforum.org/

Living Liberally's 2009 Annual Celebration - Get Your Tickets Now

Liberal Drinkers of New York -

We invite you to join Living Liberally for this year's Annual Celebration, on Saturday, May 30th, in Lower Manhattan. This year's honorees include the national watchdog Media Matters for America, the black political blog Jack & Jill Politics...and our own Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer!

Get your tickets now:
http://livingliberally.org/celebration2009

This Celebration is the annual fundraiser that allows us to support our national work. We've grown to over 300 chapters in all 50 states -- and we've done that because our friends here in New York have helped us every step of the way.

Now we need your help again. Yes, the economy is rough; but the opportunity for creating progressive political communities has never been greater. And that's where you come in.

Your ticket allows us to:
-- support our chapters in conservative areas
-- host independent authors and filmmakers around the country
-- create a cultural space for liberals that lead to more volunteers, stronger advocates and future leaders

Every bit of support makes a big difference to our small operation. Support us now: http://livingliberally.org/celebration2009 -- there's a special rate for tickets, available through March 31st.

This year's party will honor several of our allies who have helped us Live, Read and Eat Liberally. We'll have food provided by Eating Liberally, and free-flowing booze so you can Drink Liberally. And we'll be joined by partners and friends from across the progressive movement, including our sponsors at Democrats.com, DailyKos, Progressive Book Club and Center for Independent Media.

Join us for a fun and festive night, as we mark the 6th Anniversary of Drinking Liberally, and commit to Living Liberally for another year.

The Living Liberally Annual Celebration
Saturday, May 30th - 7-11pm
The DCTV Firehouse - 87 Lafayette St
http://livingliberally.org/celebration2009
(Early bird rate through March 31st)

Thanks (Liberally).

- Justin Krebs
Executive Director, Living Liberally

Obama's Opposition Party: The Senate Democrats

President Obama wants to grow our economy
by ending subsidies to agri-business giants,
but high-ranking Senate Dems aren't so sure.

The pro-worker Employee Free Choice Act
has a majority of support in the Senate
but the Dem Leader isn't willing to fight it out.

As progressives Dems tried to re-write bankruptcy laws
to defend working families & their homes,
they met opposition...from conservative Democrats.

It's never easy for a Prez to deal with an opposition party.
Obama just didn't expect that party to be his own.

...and they're doing a better job of opposing
than they did in Bush's first term...

Shake your head at the Dems as we raise a glass together
sharing the news & booze, discussion & drinks
at our local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th
[in the back booths of the bar]
Questions: [email protected]
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SAVE THE DATE:
The Living Liberally Annual Celebration
Saturday, May 30th - 7-11pm
Honoring Media Matters, Jack & Jill Politics
& Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Tix: http://livingliberally.org/celebration09
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Upcoming Events:

Friday, March 13th - 9:30pm
The 4th Annual ST. PURIM'S DAY Party
Purim. St. Patrick's Day.
Two cultures united in inebriation.
Comedy, music and booze of course.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
http://www.thetanknyc.org

Tuesday, March 17th - 8:30pm
The St. Patrick's Day Laughing Liberally Lab -
This workshop of political comedy features performers
from The Onion, Comedy Central & CNN.
This week we join Create Equality's national efforts
to use comedy in support of marriage equality
with proceeds going to local advocacy groups.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
www.thetanknyc.org
Tix: $10; $5 with this email
http://livingliberally.org/laughing/event/Laughing-Liberally-Lab-St-Patr...

Wednesday, March 18th - 6:30pm
Reading Liberally NYC
Discussion of Faulkner's "The Sound & The Fury"
The Grisly Pear - 107 MacDougal St in the backroom
http://livingliberally.org/reading/chapters/NY/nycclassics

Wednesday, April 1st - 7pm
Screening Liberally: ACCESS DENIED
presented with the Alliance For Justice
followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
RSVP: http://ga1.org/afj/events/nyc_screening_access_denied/details.tcl

And check out what our partners are up to:
April 17-19 - THE LEFT FORUM
A weekend of sharing and learning
with thinkers, activists & lefties of all stripes.
http://www.leftforum.org/

From Rush, Steal & Swindle to Rush, Steele & Jindal

After 8 years of rushing laws through Congress
that squandered our nation's wealth & profited the few,
the GOP now joins Rush in hoping America fails,
& opposing policies to rebuild our country.

After 8 years of letting the greedy steal from the many,
through lack of regulation, no-bid contracts & incompetence,
the GOP now follows party leader Michael Steele,
who praises obstructionism & prefers problems to progress.

After the Bush administration let its cronies swindle us,
to the point that our agencies, like FEMA, were in tatters,
Jindal says too much gov action was the problem in Katrina.

For 8 years, all they did was rush, steal & swindle.
Now all they have is Rush, Steele & Jindal.

Good thing some grown-ups are cleaning up their mess.

Nobody will obstruct you for sharing a pint, or a few,
as we vent, laugh, debate, scheme, dream & enjoy
like-minded lefties at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm onward
Rudy's - 9th btw 44th & 45th

See all our special upcoming events at:
http://livingliberally.org/nyc

Save the Date:

Tonight - before and after DL: The Watchmen!

6:30 - Reading Liberally discusses
the acclaimed graphic novel --
(no need to have read it if you want to join)
Circus, 9th Ave btw 43rd & 44th

12:30 (after midnight) - Screening Liberally
catches the film on its opening night.
People will leave from Rudy's as a group
or meet at AMC Loews Lincoln Square,
Broadway at West 68th Street (note new location!)
Buy your own tix in advance! They are selling out fast.
http://livingliberally.org/screening/event/Midnight-Madness-Watchmen

Tuesday, March 17th - 8:30pm
The St. Patrick's Day Laughing Liberally Lab -
This workshop of political comedy features performers
from The Onion, Comedy Central & CNN.
This week we join Create Equality's national efforts
to use comedy in support of marriage equality
with proceeds going to local advocacy groups.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
www.thetanknyc.org
Tix: $10; $5 with this email
http://livingliberally.org/laughing/event/Laughing-Liberally-Lab-St-Patr...

Saturday, March 14th - 9pm
A group viewing of Will Ferrell as George W. Bush
in "Your Welcome, America" -- on HBO.
RSVP to [email protected] for details.

Wednesday, April 1st - 7pm
Screening Liberally: ACCESS DENIED
presented with the Alliance For Justice
followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
The Tank - 354 West 45th St
www.thetanknyc.org

And check out what our partners are up to:
April 17-19 - THE LEFT FORUM
A weekend of sharing and learning
with thinkers, activists & lefties of all stripes.
http://www.leftforum.org/