Drinking Liberally Vancouver Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Join us at Woodys Tacos, 210 W Evergreen, 7 PM. What do you think about actually talking with your adversaries - Cuba, Iran? Beats shooting them in my opinion.

I read a piece recently while generally favorable towards the Iran deal warns that we should not take them at their word that they are not pursuing a Bomb. after all Israel and Pakistan have the Bomb and Iran is not on the best of terms with either of them. It doesn't take much nuclear fuel to make a big explosion and they will still have a few kilograms of 20%. Whaddaya think?

Cuban embassy opens. Hurray. About time. Actually 30 or 40'years late. Talk to your adversaries.

Beer and conversation. What's your view?

Drinking Liberally thiis Tuesday

Join us for conversation and your beverage of choice this Tuesday evening at Woodys Tacos, Evergreen and Washington streets, downtown Vancouver.

Who is the least bad of the R's running for the most powerful individual on the planet?

Listed are my opinion on their good qualities.

Rand Paul: against military intervention.
Job Bush: speaks Spanish
The rest:

Do you have anything good to say about the candidates? Let's hear it at Drinking Liberally.

Money in politics

Rodger had a letter published in the Columbian a few days ago addressing the corrosive effect of money in elections. http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/may/21/letter-back-out-tpp-forward-movement/

Also, Nicholas Kristov addressed this issue in today's NY Times. Check out his column.

You might want to visit wamend.org to see what you can do to effect this issue.


Drinking Liberally This Tuesday

Join us at Woody's Tacos, Washington and Evergreen streets, downtown Vancouver, 7 PM for beverages and lively discussion.
Suggested discussion topics:

Big money in politics affects us all. Contact member Rodger Stevens to find out how you can help overturn the Citizens United decision. Rodger is no longer leading the Clark County effort but he knows a lot. Or Google "wamend" and you can find out more about volunteering in this project.

Conventional wisdom says that Hilary Clinton is a shoe-in for the nomination and the effect of Bernie Sanders candidacy will be to nudge her a teeny bit to the left. Agree?

Did Jeb Bush's implosion last week destroy his candidacy or is he still viable? Who will be the R's candidate? Interesting possibilities, none of whom make any sense whatsoever.

Madore, Mielke and Stewart are all running for County Council chair, Republicans all. What's the future hold for our county?

The Columbian is taking aim at the Port and its history of secrecy. My preferred solution would be to disolve Ports of Vancouver, Portland, Kalama and Longview and replace them with a Columbia River Port Authority like New York-New Jersey. Whaddaya think?

Share your ideas on Tuesday.

Check out Rodger's LTE

The Columbian printed Rodger's letter today.

And tonight is our monthly gathering at Woody's Tacos, 7 PM in the courtyard at Washington and Evergreen.

See you there.

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Get together at Woody's Tacos, corner of Washington and Evergreen, 7PM. By the way, the kickoff for Nick Ande's campaign for Port of Vancouver will be at 5:30, same date so if you want to attend that event first, well it will be just up the street at Latte Da coffe house, 39th and Main. If you like the current crop of Port Commissioners and their signing with the oil barons, you can ignore this event and just join us for pleasant conversation and beverage of your choice at Woody's.

See you there.

An event you might be interested and a note about Hilary

Interesting article - Reality check regarding Hilary


Regarding $15.00 minimum wage. There will be a rally in Seattle on April 15 and SEIU is providing buses from Vancouver.

-- this is a national event for this calendar day! Other support organizations will participate.

-- buses provided by the SEIU 775 for anyone who would like to participate-- phone registration in advance requested, but not necessary. Whoever shows up at our
pick-up point (Teamsters Hall, Andresen) will be added to the bus roster, but should show up no later than 10:30 so we can leave promptly at 11:00.

-- it is my understanding that a box meal will be provided on the return trip to Vancouver. Participants should consider having a good breakfast and bring with them on the bus anything that they might need to eat for lunch.

Union Busting Right Here in River City

Tuesday 7 April, 6:00 p.m. action at 1300 Franklin St. (county offices), suggested to be there at 5:30--

Union-supportive people (plus picketing, signage, etc.) will meet before the county councilors meeting at 6:00 to support the unions (and others) fighting the Freedom Foundation and their supporter Madore & Co.

As you know, County Consigliore Madore has proposed a so-called Right to Work initiative for the County. This is your opportunity to voice your opinion.

Letter to the Editor

Member Ruth Stevens had her LTE printed in the Columbian.



Rodger and Lou had letters published recently in the Columbian



Keep those cards and letters coming.