Drinking Liberally Tri-Cities Chapter Blog

Movin' On

Elizabeth Warren preaches, Bernie Sanders challenges assumptions about college education, Republican candidates waffle on Iraq, and we find out who wins the Voice and Dancing With the Stars. Let's talk about it.

Tuesday evening at 7:00 at the Isla Bonita in Richland.

Candidates

It's filing season in Washington. What do you know about the candidates who have filed so far? What do you think of Robert's letter to the editor? Why are Democrats opposing Obama on the trade deal? What's up with Seymour Hersch and Osama bin Laden? And why can't George Zimmerman stay out of gunfights?

All this and more at Drinking Liberally in the Tri-cities, tonight at 7:00 PM at the Isla Bonita Restaurant. Hope to see you there.

Cinco de Mayo

On this date in 1862, a small Mexican army defeated a larger and much better-equipped French army near Puebla. That victory became a symbol of Mexican resistance to the French invaders as well as a symbol of Mexican national pride.

Come celebrate with us at Isla Bonita restaurant in Richland this evening at 7:00 PM. We might be talking about what the entry of Bernie Sanders means to the race for the Presidency.

Looking Ahead

The windup to the 2016 election cycle is upon us. Candidates have started their fundraising and positioning. The party apparatus is getting into gear. How best can each of us facilitate the growth of liberal impact in our electorate?

Bring your ideas to our regular Tuesday evening gathering and let's talk about them. We're at the Isla Bonita restaurant in Richland at 7:00 PM every Tuesday. Hope to see you there.

Indiana Governor back-pedals

Or does he? Let's talk about that and other things this evening at Isla Bonita at 7:00PM. See you there.

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.