Drinking Liberally Nashua Chapter Blog

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight, 9/1!

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 9/1) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Take a break, raise a glass, and share what's on your mind!

Since last time...

Ninety five years ago, on August 26th, voting was no longer the right of men alone. Women's Day commemorates that victory, and the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Today, women vote in larger numbers than men, but are still badly underrepresented in government. In addition, women still are paid, on average, only 78% of what men are paid. Why is that? What could be done to address the problem?

In July, planet Earth had its hottest month ever recorded. Bandar Mahshahr, Iran hit a scorching 115 degrees - with a 90% dew point. President Obama is sounding the alarm, but some accuse him of hypocrisy, as he approved Shell's application to drill for oil off the coast of Alaska. Will we be able to slow the heating of our planet in time to avert disaster?

The death penalty lives, but a man who is very likely innocent won't after September 16th, unless Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin spares him. Richard Glossip is sentenced to die solely on the basis of testimony by the actual murderer, Justin Sneed, who was given a reduced sentence in exchange for that testimony. Glossip's lawyers have uncovered new evidence that may exonerate him, but first he has to survive. Susan Sarandon has lent her star power to the effort to save Glossip's life, and there is a MoveOn.org petition to the Governor to stay the execution. Can Richard Glossip be saved?

So much to talk about. And we'll do it tonight! Join us!

"I'm heartbroken for the state of our judicial system as much as I'm heartbroken for this man, because of the color of your skin or how much money you have, you can't get a decent shake. It shouldn't be that way. This is America — we're better than that!" – Susan Sarandon

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (8/4)!

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 8/4) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Come cool off with a beverage and share what's on your mind!

Since last time...

Donald Trump has eradicated any doubt that the GOP is rudderless. The cartoonish, bloviating reality TV star has shot to the very top of the polls, though over the last few weeks, his blatantly inflammatory rhetoric has cost him. What's his goal? He's threatened (fingers crossed) to run as an independent if he isn't "treated fairly"
by the Repubs. How will this shake out?

Another young, unarmed, African American is dead at the hands of a white police officer following a trivial traffic violation. Samuel DuBose was killed by a gunshot to the face. This time (surely due to the graphic bodycam video), the officer Ray Tensing, has been charged with murder. How much longer can white America continue to deny this problem? How could we as a nation go about reforming law enforcement to address police brutality?

So much to talk about. And we'll do it tonight! Join us!

An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.
-- Donald Trump

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (7/7)!

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 7/7) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Since last time...

The SCOTUS put an end to gay marriage. Now the only option for same sex couples who choose to wed is marriage.

Donald Trump jumped into the GOP presidential primary clown car. It's getting crowded in there!

So much to talk about. And we'll do it tonight! Join us!
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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to say that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 6/2) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Since last time...

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont officially launched his campaign for the White House. The liberal, fiery, self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist is seen by many as a "fringe" candidate, with no chance of winning the primary election against Hillary Clinton. But are they so sure?

Morally upright, family-value-valuing former GOP speaker of the house Denny Hastert is a pervert who kept his victim quiet with huge sums of money. At least, that's what he's being indicted for. Initially making $50k withdrawals of hush money, Hastert suspiciously dropped the suspicious sum to $10k to avoid causing suspicion. Somehow it did anyway. Financial regulators figured Denny was trying to evade federal reporting laws. The FBI questioned Hastert, who lied, claiming he was keeping the cash on his person because he distrusted banks. Will there be justice, or will Denny skate away because the judge in this case twice donated to Haster's campaign?

Various right wing pundits and politicians have blamed recent gun massacres, not on guns, but on the mental illness of the perpetrators. So there should be widespread approval of new rules designed to keep firearms out of the hands of psychologically unstable people and those with a history of domestic violence, right? The NRA doesn't think so. Will they get their way, as usual?

What's on your mind? Come share with us tonight!

"The rich people apparently are leaving America. They're giving up their citizenship. These great lovers of America who made their money in this country- when you ask them to pay their fair share of taxes- they're running abroad. We have 19 year-old kids who died in Iraq and Afghanistan defending this country. They went abroad. Not to escape taxes."
-- Bernie Sanders

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight!

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly note to say that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 5/5) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Spring sprang! Celebrate it tonight with your liberal friends!

"Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It's because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time."
~George Carlin

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (Tuesday 4/7)

Hi Everyone! Sorry about the last minute reminder, but just a quick note to say that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 4/7) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Join us tonight and share your thoughts and laughs!

Discrimination is not liberal. Arguing against discrimination is not intolerance. -- Richard Dawkins

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tomorrow (Tuesday) Night!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to say that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tomorrow night (Tuesday, 3/3) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Winter is sticking around, but don't let it get you down! Come hang with the liberal cool kids!

Since last time...

Walmart raised the pay for their lowest paid workers. It's great news. Did they suddenly develop a corporate conscience, or were there other reasons?

After a huge amount of pressure from activists and the public, the FCC changed direction and approved tough new rules to maintain Net Neutrality! This means huge telecom corporations can't manipulate the Internet by blocking content, or slowing data flow unless extra fees are paid. It's a meaningful ruling to keep the internet free. Naturally, "freedom-loving" Republicans are furious about it. What does the ruling mean to you?

It's settled; global warming is a hoax - and Jim Inhofe has the incontestable proof. The Oklahoma Senator stunned the scientific community when he threw a ball of compressed snow, which he obtained "from outside," to the floor of the senate. Are we on the political left, environmentalists, and all those whose world view is shaped by scientific truths, big enough to admit we've been wrong all along?

What's on your mind? Come share with us tonight!

"You're not under the impression that Rush wants a Republican to win, are you? If not for Clinton and Obama, Rush would still be the fat DJ no girl would date."
--Bartcop (RIP)

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (Tuesday, 2/3)!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (2/3) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Since last time...the Winter has really begun to suck! Don't let it keep you down - come in, warm up, and unwind with your libby friends!

Mittens dropped out of the running for 2016, Sarah Palin may finally have worn out her welcome with the GOP, and Bernie Sanders dropped by the Granite State for a great house party.

What's on your mind? Come share with us tonight, 7:30pm, at Chen Yang Li - 379 Amherst St!

"Being a liberal is the best thing on earth you can be. You are welcoming to everyone when you're a liberal. You do not have a small mind... I'm total, total, total liberal and proud of it. They should be damn lucky that they were liberals here. Liberals gave more to the population of the United States than any other group."
--Lauren Bacall

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Nashua Drinking Liberally State Of The Union Watch Party Tuesday Night!

Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to say that Nashua Drinking Liberally is having a special State Of The Union watch party on Tuesday (1/20), at 7:30pm (the address will start about 9) at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

No doubt President Obama will use the address to promote some wonderful ideas he has to benefit the working class, including free college, raising taxes on capital gains income, increasing tax credits for child care and education, and paid family leave. He's also expected to address net neutrality, cybersecurity, terrorism, and trade.

Will he address Republican obstructionism? Police brutality? Global climate change? Freedom of expression?

What are you hoping to hear? Let's hear it together on Tuesday, 1/20, 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Join us!

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear."
-- William E. Gladstone

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight, 12/6/15!

Hi Everyone, and Happy New Year! Just a quick reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuseday) 1/6, at 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Take a break and raise a glass with your libby friends!

Since last time...

The Republicans are set to push through all kinds of regressive legislation now that they've officially taken control of both houses of Congress. But did the majority of Americans vote for them?

Gasoline is practically free. At least that's how it seems. The long streak of falling gas prices has broken a record, and it's expected to continue. It'll certainly boost the economy, and working people who commute will get a much-needed break, but will it also encourage over consumption? Will affordable gas make the Keystone XL a tougher sell for the GOP? Should President Obama get the credit for these new low gas prices, as Mitt Romney believes? Ultimately, do low gas prices help or hurt our energy security and global environment?

President Obama will give the 2015 State Of The Union address two weeks from today. What would you like to hear?

So much to talk about, and we'll do it tonight, Tuesday, 1/6, 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Join us!

"Being liberal isn't just about activism twenty-four hours a day. Nor is it only about working hard and making a difference through your labor...being liberal should also be about having fun." -- Justin Krebs

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