Drinking Liberally Nashua Chapter Blog

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (Tuesday, 9/6)!

Hi Everybody! Hope you had a beautiful Labor Day weekend! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 9/6) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Come hang out with your like-minded chums and talk about whatever has been on your mind!

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Another Labor Day came and went. This year, there has been some pretty good news on the labor front. Not only is unemployment down from last year, but labor has won several significant victories. Woo Hoo!

We know Labor Day starts the home stretch of a presidential campaign - when the general population starts to really pay attention. Hillary Clinton heads into it holding on to her lead, ahead of Donald Trump by 3.9% points. Here in the Granite State, she holds a whopping 11% point lead. Will there be an "October surprise" to upset her frontrunner status?

Donald Trump, attempting to reach out to African Americans, appeared at a black church. Well, at least a church black people attend when Trump isn't there for a photo op. Addressing a largely empty room, the GOP nominee reminded the small gathering that Lincoln was a Republican. Can such ham-handed attempts at outreach by this demonstrably racist candidate push his support among non-whites above 0%?

So much to talk about, and we'll do it tonight! Join us!

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"Look at my African-American over here!" - Trump

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (Tuesday, 8/2)

Hi Everybody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 8/2) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Grab a cocktail and some vittles with all your libby friends!

Since last time...

The conventions are over! The bloody primary is past! It's general election time - 97 days and counting!

Hillary Clinton has a significant lead over Donald Trump. Maybe it's partially due to the GOP's sloppy, interminable funeral dirge convention? On the RNC, Gallup found for the first time ever, that a convention has made viewers LESS likely to vote for the party candidate! The DNC, by contrast, was uplifting and hopeful, with knockout speeches by many, including the First Lady, President Obama, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Reverend William Barber. Even conservatives admit that the DNC was far better than their own, saying it amounted to a "disaster" for the GOP.

The only thing better will be the debates...which Trump is proactively whining are "rigged."

The war of words between Don the Con and the parents of fallen Army Capt. Humayun Khan continues, and many prominent Republicans and crucial constituencies disapprove.

The Donald faces an uphill climb from here, but anything can (and has) happen in this bizzaro election season. What's next? Let's talk about it tonight! Join us!

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"I didn't produce the show — I just showed up for the final speech on Thursday." -- Trump, on the poor RNC ratings.

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (7/5)!

Hi Everybody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 7/5) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Come blow off steam with all your libby friends!

Since last time...sooooooo much has happened. Let's try to get a handle on it tonight!

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight (Tuesday, 6/7)

Hi Everybody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 6/7) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Come blow off steam with all your libby friends!

Since last time...

Hillary Clinton made history by securing enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination for POTUS. Will she now be able to galvanize the party? Will the "Bernie or Bust" contingency be reasoned with? Bernie is planning to fight on. Should he?

Let's talk about it tonight!

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"He says he doesn't have to listen to our generals or ambassadors because he has -- quote -- 'a very good brain.' He also said, 'I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.' You know what? I don't believe him." -- Hillary Clinton, on Donald Trump's startling assertions.

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight! (Tuesday, 5/3)

Hi Gang! It's the first Tuesday of the month again, which means Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 5/3) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!!!!

Since last time...

President Obama attended his last White House Correspondent's Dinner, and was funnier than a president has a right to be. If you missed it, check it out. Host Larry Wilmore got lots of people talking after he dropped an N-bomb when congratulating the Commander In Chief. Was it too far?

Ted Cruz directly engaged a horde of brainless, drooling lunatics group of Trump supporters. The loyal Trumpeters failed to be persuaded by the senator's trademark smarm charm.

Speaking of charm, Cruz upped that of his campaign exponentially when he brought the delightful Carly Fiorina on board as his running mate! Not only can Carly captivate an audience by telling bald faced lies about Planned Parenthood with utter conviction, but she can warm hearts by crooning like a saintly mother. If all else fails, she can go for the laughs with her artful pratfalls. Did Cruz improve his chance at the nomination by adding her to the ticket? Was she, as Sarah Palin was in 2008, simply a cynical, ham-handed effort to win the votes of women? Did the Cruz campaign calculate that they could more easily attack Hillary Clinton without charges of sexism if Carly led the charge?

So much craziness to discuss, and we'll do it tonight! Join us!

You might have heard that someone jumped the White House fence last week. But, I have to give Secret Service credit. They found Michelle, brought her back. She's safe, back at home now. It's only nine more months, babe. -- President Obama, at the 2016 White House Correspondent's Dinner.

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight! (4/5/16)

Just a reminder - it's the first Tuesday of the month, which means Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 4/5) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!!!!

Since last time...

Klassy TV star Donald Trump really stepped in it when he said recently that women should be punished for having abortions. People on both sides of the abortion issue were aghast. Is this the beginning of the end for this most unconventional candidate? If so, who will ultimately get the nomination? Will there be a brokered convention?

The Democratic Primary has gotten heated, with accusations of dishonesty flying back and forth between the Sanders and Clinton campaigns. Can this rift be healed so that we're all ready to pummel the GOP together in November?

Lets talk about it all as the results of the Wisconsin primary roll in (I know I can count on the fact that my friends' passionate support of Sanders or Clinton won't lead to bloodshed). Join us!

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. -- Gore Vidal

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight! (3/1/16)

Hi Everybody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 3/1) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li!

Since last time...Bernie clobbered Hillary in New Hampshire, Hillary flattened Bernie in South Carolina, and the infantile GOP continues to disgrace America before the world. Come raise a glass with your friends and share the latest twists in this bizarre primary!

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"If you abandon the political arena somebody is going to be there. Corporations aren't going to go home and join the PTA. They are going to run things." - Noam Chomsky

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight! (2/2/16)

Hi Everbody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 2/2) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Iowa was a nail biter! Our own vote is just days away! Come talk about it with your libby friends!

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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight! (1/5/16)

Happy New Year, Everbody! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 1/5) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Now that the holidays are done, come kick back and share what's on your mind!

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A liberal is a man or woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future. -- Leonard Bernstein

Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tomorrow (12/1)

Hi Everyone! December already?!? Yep, and this is a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tomorrow night (Tuesday, 12/1) at 7:30pm at our usual place - the wonderful Chen Yang Li! Take a break from shopping or whatevs, kick back, and share what's on your mind!

Since last time...

A transgendered, leftist activist opened fire in a Colorado Planned Parenthood facility, shooting twelve and killing three. At least that's a possibility, according to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Perhaps it's this kind of sharp, skeptical thinking that's appealed to the GOP base, and led to his rising poll numbers? Or was it his recent endorsement by a batsh!t crazy anti-choice activist who has called for the execution of doctors who provide abortion services?

The horrible terrorist attack in Paris by ISIS brought out the best and worst in people. Our own governor was the first Democrat to join with the Republicans in calling for a complete halt to taking in Syrian refugees fleeing terror. Was it prudent? Was it cruel? Was it simply politically expedient? How should the issue be handled?

The Keystone XL pipeline project is dead, and in Canada, it's started a transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. There was a time when the project was considered inevitable, but concerted activism shut it down for good. Does this mark the tipping point in the climate change fight?

So much to talk about, and we'll do it tomorrow night! Join us!

"We are not well served when in response to a terrorist attack we descend into fear and panic." -- President Obama

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