Drinking Liberally Vancouver Chapter Blog

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.
http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/apr/21/letter-democratic-governance-eroded/#

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

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/reality-hillary-clinton-liberals-need-face/

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.

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/mar/30/letter-right-work-lessens-quality-life/

Letters

Rodger and Lou had letters published recently in the Columbian

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/mar/23/letter-road-rage-materializing-traffic/#

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/mar/10/letter-sovereignty-protection-risk/

Keep those cards and letters coming.

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Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Join us this Tuesday evening for your choice of drinks and pleasant conversation, 7 pm at Woody's Tacos, 230 W Evergreen in the inside courtyard.

What do you think of the 47 Senators who think of themselves as junior statesmen? Maybe they should take a remedial course in high school civics. In the woodshed. What about the fracas over emails, deleted and not.

Wyoming just passed a bond measure to develop coal exports at the same time China is cutting back on importing coal. What should Wyoming do with that money?

Did you see Rodger's letter in the Columbian? Well written and to the point, the point, of course, getting big money out of politics.

See you on Tuesday.

Drinking Liberally Tonight

Was Kitzhaber driven from office by the Oregonian because of his tree-hugging policies? Was he blinded by love? Is Cynthia Hayes satan incarnate? Let's get to the bottom of this tonight at Woody's, 210 W Evergreen at 7. See you there.

BTW, who is your favorite Republican presidential candidate? Such a choice we'll be faced with - the bad and the ugly. None of them good.

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Kitzhaber resigns. Whaddaya think about that? Let's talk about it Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Woody's Tacos, 230 W Evergreen. In the courtyard.

See you there.