Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Meeting Reminder: Mon., Aug. 18, 7:30 pm

Hello, Yakima Liberals--

Our next regular meeting will be held:
Monday, August 18, 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).

Last week's riddle: To whom was Jim Hightower referring when he said, "He puts the goober in gubernatorial..."? Answers on Monday...

Liberally yours,

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

The President's birthday meeting: Mon., August 4, 7:30 pm

Hey, Yakima Liberals--

The Organizer-in-Chief will be 53 on Monday! Send him a birthday greeting at:
http://my.barackobama.com/Sign-OFAs-Birthday-Card-for-the-President

Then come to our next regular meeting:
Monday, August 4, 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).

Remember to submit your primary election ballot by Tuesday, August 5, 2014!!

Liberally yours,

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

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.