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Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 12/09/2010 - 9:24am.
President Obama made a campaign promise
His candidacy promised to bring "change" to DC
And ultimately the promise of Barack Obama
He's taken the promise & turned it to compromise.
And while we need to extend unemployment benefits,
We don't have it right now. We "hope" that will "change."
One promise we'll keep: lively talk & lovely folks
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 12/02/2010 - 9:06am.
Republicans pledge to obstruct all Senate work
Action to support 9/11 responders. Delayed.
Giving active-duty soldiers a path to citizenship. Halted.
The GOP sacrifices economic security
Democrats could learn from that:
Will the lame ducks get less lame?
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 9:02am.
We wish DC was offering reason to give thanks
Instead of serving up jobs & relief,
On immigration, DADT, nuclear treaties,
Maybe our representatives will surprise us
Which is why so many Americans think
At least we still have each other --
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Mon, 11/22/2010 - 10:26pm.
Katrina Baker, one of the National Directors of Living Liberally, is a superhero. We knew that already -- but it's good to hear that the wider media world is picking up on it.
The Daily Brink has featured Katrina as one of their up-and-coming mover-and-shakers. The interview begins by exposing the secret identity of this local favorite: "Katrina Baker is a superhero of sorts: by day, she's a lawyer. By night, a liberal out to change the political conversation."
Of course, those of us who drink with her at Rudy's on Thursday nights already knew that she was a die-hard politico, dynamic leader and dutiful drinker. Some of our regulars may not have realized she was a lawyer too...
A fun interview and great photo montage as Rudy's shares her thoughts -- and a few sips -- inside Rudy's.
Thanks, Daily Brink -- come by for a drink.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 11/18/2010 - 9:25am.
Republicans are supposed to be the party of security
The GOP is supposed to be the party of family values
The Tea Party supposedly honors September 11th
Meanwhile, conservatives are doing a great job
We could claim that "Republican Values" is an oxymoron
If you need a drink, don't drink alone --
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 9:40am.
The President wavers in his plans to draw down
We open our national coffers to endless war
Europe cuts military budgets, while ours grows,
We should honor our men and women in uniform
Instead their tours are extended overseas,
Bring them home, to a home ready to welcome them --
Come out to share your thoughts & a few drinks
A special notice:
Tonight at 9pm, HBO is premiering WARTORN:1861-2010, a film exploring combat and post-traumatic stress from the Civil War up until today. One of the filmmakers, Matt O'Neill,
Check out this important documentary:
More about the film:
And a few reviews/features:
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 11/04/2010 - 9:29am.
Yes, it was a rough election night,
Disappointing to see Sarah Palin as power-broker
We lost progressives like Feingold & Grayson
As scary as Speaker Boehner may be, things can change
As we watch the Tea Party learn to help govern,
Drinking Liberally will keep on chugging.
Pull up to the bar at your local pub
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Wed, 11/03/2010 - 9:34am.
Following last night's election, many folks are going to need a drink.
More than at any point in the past two years, they will be seeking out their liberal community. They may be frustrated and need to vent. They may be reinvigorated and want to share ideas. They may be eager to learn from peers. They may be ready to get to work beating back the right-wing.
Good thing we have Drinking Liberally.
Here's the thing: elections come and go. Candidates often vanish after election day. Grassroots groups sometimes power down until the next campaign.
A real community is there month-after-month, year-after-year, and Drinking Liberally is a real political community for liberals all over the country, and increasingly around the world.
I feel now a little like I did on November 3rd, 2004. There are some results that sadden me most, as I'm sure there are for you. I am uncertain where to focus my energy next.
Fortunately, now -- as then -- Drinking Liberally is there to give me a home. In 2004, we saw surging attendance as liberals got together to organize, re-engage and, of course, drink.
We still play that role.
We're not sure what strategy will most effectively push our country on a progressive course, and who can say what the next two years will look like? Nonetheless, we still have each other.
Drinking Liberally chapters can expect strangers to show up for the first time and familiar faces to return to the fold.
Our chapters will be going strong, providing a home for everyone who wants to raise their liberal spirits and raise a few liberal pints in the times ahead.
There will be more special projects and announcements in the times ahead. For now - we just want to say, keep drinking liberally.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 10/28/2010 - 9:10am.
Rand Paul supporters tackle an activist
Many Americans tired of the raging Right
Others want more than sanity - we want progress:
So tell the right: Don't Stomp on Me.
News around the country may make us want to drink
Learn how to get involved, share your ideas
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 10/21/2010 - 8:15am.
Christine O'Donnell challenges the understanding
Sharron Angle agrees on the 1st Amendment
Rand Paul thinks everything is unconstitutional
That's who the conservatives are running:
It's time we set our country right...and left.
Come on out to toast our rights
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