Drinking Liberally Yakima Chapter Blog

Reminder: Mon. Nov. 21 meeting!

Saluton, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, November 21, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

Meeting Changed to Tues., Nov. 8

Dear Drinking Liberals o' Yakima:

Based on your votes, our meeting this week is moved to Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day!).

For those who want to come early to start following the returns, the hosting will start at 5:30 pm at Yakima Craft Taproom, 120 E. Yakima Ave (in the historic Larson Building).

At some point during the evening, some of us may migrate over to Sub Shop of Yakima, 120 N. 2nd Street, for their election night gathering that starts at 7:00 pm.

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In case you missed the 3rd debate, a condensed video summary is at the link below:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2016/10/21/_weird_al_yankovic_and_th...

"Weird Al" Yankovic Moderates the Final Presidential Debate, in Song

On what day next week do you want to meet?

Hi Everyone,

Please reply to indicate your preference for our meeting day next week:

1. Monday, Nov. 7 (our regular day), or
2. Tuesday, Nov. 8 (Election Day)!

At our meeting earlier this week, we decided to poll attendees on the day they would prefer to meet.

Reminder: Mon. Oct. 31 meeting!

Hallo, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our Special Crowd Source Ballot Discussion Meeting:
Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

-->For those who can make it, we'll share how we're voting on the lesser-known candidates and issues. Bring your ballots!

-->For info only (because Yakima Drinking Liberally does not necessarily endorse any of the opinions expressed on these sites), below are a few sites with ballot info/recommendations:

http://progressivevotersguide.org/?ld=14th&c=2

https://weiapplets.sos.wa.gov/MyVoteOLVR/OnlineVotersGuide/Measures?lang...

http://www.thestranger.com/department-of-columns/2016/10/24/24629812/the...

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In the spirit of The Old Fairness Doctrine (to balance the humor provided by the Real Treats from Don Trump), we provide below this link to the #PantSuitPower Flashmob for Hillary:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/10/07...

-----------More Real Tweets from Don Trump:
"A lot of call-ins about vote flipping at the voting booths in Texas. People are not happy. BIG lines. What is going on?"
10/27, 6:01 AM.

"Truly honored to receive the first ever presidential endorsement from the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association. #MAGA #ImWithYou"
10/25, 11:27 AM

"Major story that the Dems are making up phony polls in order to suppress the the Trump. We are going to WIN!"
10/24, 5:44 AM

"Wow, just came out on secret tape that Crooked Hillary wants to take in as many Syrians as possible. We cannot let this happen - ISIS!"
10/24, 5:00 AM

Reminder: Mon. Oct. 17 meeting!

Ahoj, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder of our next regular meeting:
Monday, October 17, 7:30 pm.

Location:
Yakima Craft Taproom - OTA (On The Avenue), 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA (ground floor of the historic Larson Building).

----------More Real Tweets from Don Trump:
The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on women. WATCH! [10-13-16, 6:35 am.]

The very foul mouthed Sen. John McCain begged for my support during his primary (I gave, he won), then dropped me over locker room remarks! [10-11-16, 9:52 am]

Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support! [10-11-16, 5:16 am]

Certainly has been an interesting 24 hours! [10-8-16, 7:48 am]

Goodbye... from Art Busch

We have sold our home and on Thursday we begin a our next journey to Dayton Ohio. Our son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and the Cincinnati Reds await. We are saddened to Leave Yakima because our time here has been happy but good new things await.

I wanted to vote in Ohio this year but that is too late so at least I can vote yes on the carbon tax initiative here in WA. Thank you for your friendship and (I was going to say "good fellowship" but friendship will do)and I wish you all the very best of luck.

Drinking Liberally has been a great success since Lyle Whiteman, Dan Baris and I started it so please raise a glass to honor Dan at your next meeting.

Goodbye, so long, good luck and don't forget to vote

Reminder: Mon., Oct. 3 meeting (change)

Remember the change for our regular Monday, Oct. 3 meeting:

Date/time: Monday, Oct. 3, 7:00 pm. HOWEVER, we advise arriving very early, because the space is small and will likely be full before 6:30.

Location: Basement of Gilbert Cellars, 5 N. Front St., Yakima.

Program: Participation in the Yakima "Think and Drink" on the topic American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics.

Event Description:

Violence at rallies, sit-ins on the House floor, and Twitter taunts. How did we get here?

Has U.S. politics ever been more divided and aggressive? Will it get better or worse? And is our increasingly media-saturated environment helping or hurting our divisions and public discourse?

Join WSU professors Cornell Clayton, co-editor of Civility and Democracy in America; and Travis Ridout, co-author of The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, for an exploration of our polarized times. Moderated by Humanities Washington's Zaki Hamid.

This event is free and open to the public.

More info is here: https://www.humanities.org/event/american-rage-division-and-anger-in-us-...

Oct. 1 Eating Liberally & Oct. 3 meeting change.

Moni, Yakima Liberals!

Two Things:

One:

Saturday, October 1st, 5:30 PM, at Yakima Valley Museum, 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima. Charley invites everyone to: The Noche de Agave dinner and tequilla tasting, sponsored by the Yakima-Morelia Sister City program (Morelia, Mexico is Yakima's Sister city). This event is their main fundraiser, and helps to fund this and other cultural exchanges, such as the film festival and Dia de Muerte.

This dinner will be attended by delegates from Morelia and about 150 others. The chef is a world renowned restaurateur who actually cooked for the Pope last year when he visited Mexico. There will be a tequilla expert talking about the tequilla, served with each course, and the menu is magnificent. Live musicians will serenade us and there will also be silent auction. More info and tickets ($75) are at http://www.yakimamorelia.org/events/noche-de-agave.html

Here's the menu:

  • Shrimp Ceviche and Beef with mango sauce
  • Traditional Tarrasca soup
  • Avacado with Mexican Chorizo salad
  • Green pepper stuffed with cheese dipped in egg & peanut sauce
  • Sliced Roast beef with mushroom sauce
  • White rice with crème
  • Coconut dessert with sweet potatoes and fruit served with Jeres Licour

Two:

A change for our regular Monday, Oct. 3 meeting: Instead of our usual location and format, we will meet in the basement of Gilbert Cellars, 5 N. Front St., Yakima, and participate in the Yakima "Think and Drink" on the topic American Rage: Division and Anger in US Politics. While it starts at 7:00 pm, we advise arriving very early, as the space is small and will likely be full before 6:30.

Event Description

Violence at rallies, sit-ins on the House floor, and Twitter taunts. How did we get here?

Has U.S. politics ever been more divided and aggressive? Will it get better or worse? And is our increasingly media-saturated environment helping or hurting our divisions and public discourse?

Join WSU professors Cornell Clayton, co-editor of Civility and Democracy in America; and Travis Ridout, co-author of The Persuasive Power of Campaign Advertising, for an exploration of our polarized times. Moderated by Humanities Washington's Zaki Hamid.

This event is free and open to the public.

More info is here: https://www.humanities.org/event/american-rage-division-and-anger-in-us-...

Reminder: 9/26 Debate Watch Party

Zdravo, Yakima Liberals!

Reminder to RSVP Rob at 509-728-4188 if you'll be attending our Debate Watch Party, described below:

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What: Yakima Drinking Liberally's potluck & BYOB Watch Party for the first presidential debate.

When: Monday, Sept. 26, 5:15 (debate starts at 6:00).

Location: Strader's residence, 10 N. 45th Ave., Yakima.

Kindly RSVP Rob at 509-728-4188 so they can get a head count.

9/26 Debate Watch Party; 9/19 canceled.

Hola, Yakima Liberals!

It is unanimous. No one replied wanting to meet next Monday, so our regular 9/19 meeting is canceled.

Remember -- instead -- to RSVP and attend our 9/26 (Monday) Debate Watch Party, as described below:

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On Mon, 09/12/2016 - 3:57am, Yakima Drinking Liberally wrote:

Salam, Yakima Liberals!

Mark you calendars: Yakima Drinking Liberally invites you to a potluck & BYOB Watch Party for the first presidential debate:

When: Monday, Sept. 26, 5:15 (debate starts at 6:00).
Location: Strader's residence, 10 N. 45th Ave., Yakima.

Please RSVP Rob at 509-728-4188 so they can get a head count.

ALSO, several of our regular meeting attendees won't be able to attend our next regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 19 due to another event.

QUESTION: Shall we cancel the regular meeting and instead just gather for the debate?? Please reply to let us know if you also want to meet on Sept. 19.