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We Hold Hearings, GOP Won't Listen

The Intelligence Committee report
outlines crimes & corruption by Trump
based on compelling, public hearings.
The GOP response is based on
conspiracy theories & Putin talking points.

The Judiciary Committee hearings
elevated Constitutional scholars.
The GOP invested in roll call votes,
faux outrage & parliamentary grievances.

We're hearing the GOP slash food stamps,
attack immigrants, flail on the world stage.
Trump is just listening to Fox News ...
& to world leaders laughing at him.

And Dems have passed hundreds of bills
that the GOP won't hold a hearing on.

All the hearings in the world come up short
if the GOP just won't listen.

But impeachment & elections
will get their attention.

Harris exits the field, the GOP exits reality
& we come closer to exiting this decade,
giving much to discuss & debate
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the climate-controlled backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

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And join us on Thurs, Dec 19:
Drinking Liberally Holiday Party
& Debate Watch!
Rudy's - 9th & 44th
6pm Party; 9pm Debate.

I Beg Your Pardon?

[Join us for our special Wednesday night DL,
an annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition!]

After two weeks of damning hearings,
more evidence of Trump lies,
Nunes conflicts, White House obstruction
... yet the GOP's begging Trump's pardon
for this Constitutional inconvenience.

Courts order McGahn to testify,
convict Roger Stone of 7 counts
& other officials hold their breath
prepping to obstruct for Trump
& hoping for a pardon on the other end.

Meanwhile, Trump overrules Navy brass
as he pardons & absolves war criminals,
then begs them to join his campaign.

On Thanksgiving, a turkey's pardoned.
In Trumpland, every turkey,
chicken-hawk & vulture
is looking for a pardon of their own.

And as Trump begs the Senate for a pardon,
our only reply to the GOP apologists
is "I beg your pardon?"
But we won't be begging or pardoning
when it's judgement day next November.

With holiday spirit, convene & converse
with a cozy cohort of comrades
at your local, progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - SPECIAL WEDNESDAY gathering
for our pre-Thanksgiving tradition.
NEW START TIME: 6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the climate-controlled backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

The Republic Can, Republicans Can't

Impeachment hearings are a daily feast
of explosive & conclusive testimony,
as Congress plays its Constitutional role
... and Republicans play juvenile games
of distraction, dismissiveness & denial.

From the noble Masha Yovaoavitch
to the ernest Alexander Vindman
to the smarmy Gordon Sondland,
witnesses face Trump's twitter wrath
for telling tales our nation needs to hear.

In Congress & on the debate stage,
Democrats assert nobody's above the law.
From hearings to Fox to the White House,
GOP prove all of them are beneath contempt.

Impeachment & elections offer a sign
our Republic can work to right wrongs.
But Republicans are Republican'ts—
they can't hold Trump accountable
and can't defend the Constitution.

Let's prove that the Republic can,
even when Republicans can't.

Hearings! Debates! You need a drink!
And the company of kindred spirits
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
NEW START TIME: 6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the climate-controlled backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

Reminder: Next week, we'll meet on
Wednesday, Nov 27 (not Thursday)
due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tonight: Debate Watch & so much to talk about

There will be fireworks all day in Congress
and maybe more from the debate stage tonight.

Watch with Drinking Liberally!

What a day to get together, to share politics,
share a drink, share an evening.

Tonight - Wednesday, November 20
DRINKING LIBERALLY DEBATE WATCH
8pm we'll gather; 9pm-11pm debate
at DRAM SHOP - 339 9th Street, Brooklyn
btw 5th & 6th Aves in Park Slope
near the F/G/R to 4th & 9th

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/3157384877611730/

Wednesday's Debate - Join us in Brooklyn

Fellow Liberals, Fellow Drinkers, Fellow New Yorkers -

The next Democratic debate is almost upon us! And while it's new soon for any new entrants, it will feature an all-star line-up of front-running candidates.

Join us Wednesday, November 20
DRINKING LIBERALLY DEBATE WATCH
8pm we'll gather; 9pm-11pm debate
at DRAM SHOP - 339 9th Street, Brooklyn
btw 5th & 6th Aves in Park Slope
near the F/G/R to 4th & 9th

Join us to watch, discuss, laugh, learn, toast & gossip.
All newcomers welcome, as always.

When Is Enough Enough?

Impeachment hearings have begun
with respected witnesses & testimony
& an abundance of evidence we already knew
(while the GOP peddles right-wing theories).
When can we say enough is enough
and just impeach already?

Compelling Dem candidates are battling
for frontrunner status before Iowa --
yes Big Business Democrats
urge Bloomberg & Patrick into the race.
When can we say enough candidates
& see the field finally narrow, not grow?

Trump used his foundation for personal gain.
He separated even more kids than we knew.
He sides with Turkey's strongman against Kurds
& a military coup against Bolivia's leader.
When can we say enough is enough
& politicians, media, voters fully reject Trump ?

It's a week when we've have more than enough
— enough evidence, enough corruption,
enough candidates, enough GOP distraction.
Now let's say enough is enough already?

A week for the history books, a night for the bar
where you can talk, drink, schmooze, learn
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
NEW START TIME: 6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the climate-controlled backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

52 Weeks or Less

Virginians and Kentuckians agree:
Standing for health care & women's rights,
against corruption & right-wing attacks
is more popular than standing with Trump.

Diplomats & military personnel agree:
Trump blackmailed Ukraine --
as Trump appointees change testimony
& Trump lashes out at a decorated colonel.

Even more Republicans agree
that Trump broke the law --
they're just too scared to do
anything about it ... so far.

Elections have consequences
& Tuesday's should be a GOP
more scared of standing with Trump
than scared of standing up to him.

If they don't learn that lesson soon,
we'll teach then in 52 weeks. Or less.

That's 52 more chances to gather,
to share & sip & shoot this s**t,
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
NEW START TIME: 6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the climate-controlled backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

The Bold and the BOO-tiful

[Reminder: Drinking Liberally will start
at 6pm tonight! 6-9pm for the next 5 weeks]

A stadium of baseball fans boo Trump
showing more passion & principle
than GOP in Congress who cheer him
even amidst more damning evidence
& as impeachment moves forward.

Republicans cry boo-hoo
over House procedures & whistle-blowers
because they won't confront the facts
of corruption & criminality in the White House.

And voters must be shouting "Boo!"
because Republicans run scared
when their own constituents ask them
about foreign interference in elections.

You know it's Halloween season
because BOO is on everyone's lips --
here's to the bold & the BOO-tiful.

Swap the boos & share some booze
as we talk political tricks & liberal treats
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY - HALLOWEEN
Special gifts if you come in costume!
Tonight - and every Thursday
NEW START TIME: 6pm - 9pm & beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in the covered backyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

Reminder: New Drinking Liberally start-time!

Fellow Liberals -

Beginning this Thursday, the weekly gathering of the original Drinking Liberally at Rudy's will have a new start-time: 6pm!

After 16 1/2 years of starting at 7:30, we decided it was time to try something new. We heard from some regulars that they wanted an earlier start, and we bet there are a bunch of folks on this list who might come by for a beer and some political chit-chat a little earlier in the evening, especially as days get shorter.

We'll try it out for a month and see how it goes.

So join us at Rudy's -- as always -- 9th Ave between 44th & 45th, backyard. From 6pm-9pm and beyond.

Angrier White Men

Explosive testimony of quid pro quo,
credible witnesses, damning quotes
polls swinging further to impeach & remove
are making for an angry white man,
desperate & isolated, in the White House.

Unable to defend Trump's actions,
outraged over Syria, Turkey & the Kurds,
upset at the attempted G-7 money grab,
embarrassed answering voter questions --
that's the fate of a Congressional Republican.

A few dozen GOP members of Congress,
putting white male privilege on display,
interrupt secure impeachment hearings
in a tantrum of distraction & destruction.

There are plenty of angry, white men in DC.
And now they are getting angrier --
in the face of impeachment inquiries
and the persistence of people power.

It means they may get more dangerous,
but also shows that "we the people"
are doing something right.

Show up, speak up & tonight drink up
as we swap stories & share pitchers
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30 - 9:30pm and beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL buttons and banner
in backyard courtyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

BIG NOTE: Starting next week, Oct 31,
we are CHANGING THE TIME of DL.
We'll meet from 6pm-9pm (and beyond),
trying out an earlier start-time
to give more folks a chance to join us
who are coming straight from work.
We'll try this through November
and see how it works.
(Still weekly, Thursdays, Rudy's.)