Drinking Liberally Tri-Cities Chapter Blog

Correction

What AM I thinking? 7:00 PM. 7, 7, 7, 7, 7!

Kruzin'

Ted Kruz has officially announced his candidacy for the Presidency. There's no greater embodiment of the true heart of the Republican party. Whomever the GOP selects as their candidate will be nothing more than a Ted Kruz in a better paint job.

Let's talk it over on Tuesday evening at the Isla Bonita Restaurant in Richland at 7:30 PM.

Kruzin'

Ted Kruz has officially announced his candidacy for the Presidency. There's no greater embodiment of the true heart of the Republican party. Whomever the GOP selects as their candidate will be nothing more than a Ted Kruz in a better paint job.

Let's talk it over on Tuesday evening at the Isla Bonita Restaurant in Richland at 7:30 PM.

Crisis Factory

Here's the record:

April 2011: House Republicans threaten a government shutdown unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.

July 2011: Republicans create the first-ever debt-ceiling crisis, threatening to default on the nation's debts unless Democrats accept GOP demands on spending cuts.

September 2011: Republicans threaten another shutdown

April 2012: Republicans threaten another shutdown.

December 2012: Republicans spend months refusing to negotiate in the lead up to the so-called "fiscal cliff."

January 2013: Republicans raise the specter of another debt-ceiling crisis.

September 2013: Republicans threaten another shutdown.

October 2013: Republicans actually shut down the government.

February 2014: Republicans raise the specter of another debt-ceiling crisis.

December 2014: Republicans threaten another shutdown.

February 2015: Republicans threaten a Department of Homeland Security shutdown.

Could there be a pattern here? Let's talk about it this evening at 7:00 PM at Isla Bonita in Richland.

Tonight

Obama vetoes Keystone, Republicans work to shut down Homeland Security, Washington state places the nation's largest tax burden per income on its lowest and middle classes. What else can we talk about this evening? Join us at Isla Bonita at 7:00 PM tonight.

In the news

Our fair community finds itself in the national news this week. What justifies the use of deadly force by the police? By citizens? What is happening to civilization in this country?

Let's talk about it this evening at Isla Bonita restaurant at 7:00 PM.

Snowbound?

Not here in the Tri-Cities. But with New York locked up, maybe the rest of the country can have some peace. Come talk about the weather and other things Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the Isla Bonita restaurant in Richland.

SOTU Tonight

It's State of the Union time again. The speech is scheduled for 6:00 Pacific time. Isla Bonita has a TV in our room and has said that we could watch it there. So some of us will be going early to eat and listen to the good words. We will be talking about it at the regular 7:00 PM hour so feel free to join us.

Exercise your right

We had a good turnout to our Screening Liberally activity and enjoyed an terrific movie, "Selma", on Sunday. What a strong reminder of the battles that have been fought for the fundamental right to vote. Make sure you and your friends honor that struggle by getting registered and by voting. And we will see you Tuesday at 7:00 PM and the Isla Bonita restaurant.

Screening Liberally in TC

We are trying again for the first Tri-Cities "Screening Liberally" this Sunday, January 11h, at 4:00 pm at Carmike Cinemas where we will watch "Selma".

The matinee price is $5.75. If we could meet a little early, we could try and get seats together for those that wish to do this.

Afterwards, we could go grab a bite and drinks close by. Ideas of places close that could accommodate drop-ins at their bar (and not be super noisy) where we could push tables together include PF Changs, Pacific Pasta and Grill, or Famous Daves. Other ideas?