Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Monday, 7:30pm: Prosecuting Attorney Candidate joins us

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, July 21, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

Our special guest will be candidate for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney TROY CLEMENTS. He is one of two candidates for that office.

The other candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, JOE BRUSIC, attended our July 7 meeting, and we had a great conversation.

We hope to see you. Ballots have already been mailed and the primary election is Tuesday, August 5, 2014!!

Liberally yours,

Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/WA/yakima

Meeting reminder: Mon., July 7, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, July 7, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

Our special guest will be candidate for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney JOE BRUSIC. He is one of two candidates for that office.

The other candidate for Prosecuting Attorney, TROY CLEMENTS, will attend our July 21 meeting.

We hope to see you at both of these meetings. The primary election is August 5, 2014!!

Liberally yours,

Drinking Liberally - Yakima Chapter
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/WA/yakima

Update for tonight's meeting (& a correction)

Hi, Liberals--

Update: We have decided to reschedule Yakima Pros. Atty. candidate Joe Brusic's meeting with us to a future date.

Correction: The other candidate in that race is Troy Clements, rather than Gabriel Munoz. Mr. Munoz is a candidate for 15th Leg. District Senator. (On a positive note, we reported this error in the online sample ballot to the Auditor's office and they are posting the fix!)

We hope to see you this evening, 7:30 pm!!

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On 6/14/2014 12:03:25 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, yakima@drinkingliberally.org writes:

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, June 16, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

Our special guest will be candidate for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic. He is one of two candidates for that office. We will invite the other candidate, Gabriel Munoz, to attend in the future.

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Meeting reminder: Mon., June 16, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, June 16, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

Our special guest will be candidate for Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic. He is one of two candidates for that office. We will invite the other candicate, Gabriel Munoz, to attend in the future.

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Meeting reminder: Mon., June 2, 7:30 pm

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, June 2, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

Our special guests will be 4th Congressional District candidate Tony Sandoval and his campaign manager Tasha Pleasant.

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Meeting reminder: Mon., May 19, 7:30 PM

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, May 19, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

In addition to our usual perceptive discussions, we'll be discussing our next movie.

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FREE showing of "SiCKO" - TUESDAY, May 6, 2014, 6:30 pm

FREE showing of "SiCKO" - featuring Michael Moore.

TUESDAY, May 6, 2014, 6:30 pm (doors open)

Where: Yakima County Facilities First Street Conference Room, 223 N. First St., Yakima, WA 98901

FREE showing of "SiCKO" - 6:30 pm, May 6 (Tuesday)

What: FREE showing of "SiCKO" - featuring Michael Moore

When: TUESDAY, May 6, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm

Where: Yakima County Facilities First Street Conference Room, 223 N. First St., Yakima, WA 98901

More: Lite snacks will be served.

Sponsor: Yakima Chapter of Drinking Liberally

Please RSVP for this FREE showing TODAY by calling Randall at 360.977.7387 or e-mail: yrandall43@msn.com

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"SiCKO" - featuring Michael Moore:

The words "health care" and "comedy" aren't usually found in the same sentence, but in Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore's new movie 'SiCKO,' they go together hand in (rubber) glove.

Opening with profiles of several ordinary Americans whose lives have been disrupted, shattered, and—in some cases—ended by health care catastrophe, the film makes clear that the crisis doesn't only affect the 47 million uninsured citizens—millions of others who dutifully pay their premiums often get strangled by bureaucratic red tape as well.

After detailing just how the system got into such a mess (the short answer: profits and Nixon), we are whisked around the world, visiting countries including Canada, Great Britain and France, where all citizens receive free medical benefits. Finally, Moore gathers a group of 9/11 heroes – rescue workers now suffering from debilitating illnesses who have been denied medical attention in the US. He takes them to a most unexpected place, and in addition to finally receiving care, they also engage in some unexpected diplomacy.

While Moore's 'SiCKO' follows the trailblazing path of previous hit films, the Oscar-winning BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE and all-time box-office documentary champ FAHRENHEIT 9/11, it is also something very different for Michael Moore. 'SiCKO' is a straight-from-the-heart portrait of the crazy and sometimes cruel U.S. health care system, told from the vantage of everyday people faced with extraordinary and bizarre challenges in their quest for basic health coverage.

In the tradition of Mark Twain or Will Rogers, 'SiCKO' uses humor to tell these compelling stories, leading the audience to conclude that an alternative system is the only possible answer.

Meeting reminder: May 5, 7:30 PM

Dear Yakima Liberals--

This is to invite everyone to our next regular meeting:
Monday, May 5, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue in the historic train depot).

It's Cinco de Mayo.

Next week's meetings: Mon. and Thurs. evenings

Dear Yakima Liberals--

Meeting #1: Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm.
This is our regular meeting. Come one, come all!

Location:
Russillo's Pizza & Gelato, 32 North Front Street, Yakima, WA (one block north of Yakima Avenue, in Warren Buffett's historic train depot).

Meeting #2: Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm.
Presentation titled "Climate, Carbon and Taxes: What is so funny about that?" by Yoram Bauman, PhD., Comedian Environmental Economist.

Location:
Kendall Hall - Yakima Valley Community College, S. 16th Ave. & W. Nob Hill Blvd.

(Note: Yakima Drinking Liberally has no role with this presentation. We are sharing it because we have discussed this topic at our meetings.)

Yakima Valley Community College and the Green Team at Wesley United Methodist Church are cosponsoring an event featuring Yoram Bauman, Comedian Environmental Economist. His presentation titled "Climate, Carbon and Taxes: What is so funny about that?".

Yoram Bauman makes a living as "the world's first and only stand-up economist", but he is also a PhD environmental economist who is part of the effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Yoram is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, the forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, and the 1998 book Tax Shift, which was written with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute and helped inspire the successful revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia.

Fun facts about Yoram Bauman:

In 2008 a right-of-center government in British Columbia implemented a revenue-neutral carbon tax that many economists consider to be the best climate policy in the world. (All the revenue from the carbon tax is used to reduce personal and corporate income taxes, producing a tax swap that has reduced carbon emissions in BC and arguably boosted economic growth as well.) Washington State is actively considering climate policies as well, and CarbonWA.org is leading an effort to promote a BC-style tax swap that will reduce the state sales tax by a full percentage point, eliminate the B&O business tax for manufacturers, and fund the Working Families Sales Tax Rebate.

Bio: Yoram Bauman makes a living as "the world's first and only stand-up economist", but he is also a PhD environmental economist who is part of the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington State. Yoram is the co-author of the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, the forthcoming Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change, and the 1998 book Tax Shift, which was written with Alan Durning of Sightline Institute and helped inspire the revenue-neutral carbon tax in British Columbia. Yoram lives in Seattle and has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a PhD in economics from the University of Washington. In 2011 he spent 5 months in Beijing as a visiting scholar at the University of International Business and Economics. His website is www.standupeconomist.com.

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