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Drinking Liberally Nashua Chapter Blog
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 1:06am.
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."
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 1:59am.
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."
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:17pm.
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
Submitted by David Victory on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:54pm.
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."
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:37am.
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."
Submitted by David Victory on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 11:31pm.
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."
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:50am.
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
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:36am.
Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuseday) 12/2, at 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Take a break and raise a glass with your libby friends!
Since last time...
Ferguson, MO exploded into riots after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager. What's at the core of the disproportionate number of killings of (frequently unarmed) young black men by police? President Obama has proposed equipping police officers with small video cameras to make situations between law enforcement and the public more transparent - for the safety of the citizens and the officers alike. Could it help? Other towns have proven that killings such as Brown's are not inevitable. Can we solve this huge problem?
The President can never do anything right in the eyes of the GOP. Neither, it appears, can his children. Sasha and Malia were shamed on social media by a Republican Congressional aide for their clothing and facial expressions during a televised event (annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon). Is there precedent for this? True, Limbaugh cruelly mocked Amy Carter, and Saturday Night Live shamefully ridiculed Chelsea Clinton, but is this something different? In the same vein as Joe Wilson's infamous "You Lie!" outburst, is this a particular type of disrespect reserved for the Obamas?
As the holiday shopping heats up. this intelligent, articulate, college-educated homeless woman wants you to know, Amazon sucks. These workers would likely agree with her. So where's a good liberal to shop to find holiday gifts they can buy with a clear conscience? What do you feel good about giving your friends & family? Let the rest of us know!
So much to talk about, and we'll do it tonight, Tuesday, 12/2, 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Join us!
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. -- Jon Stuart
Submitted by David Victory on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:28am.
Hi Everyone! Election Day is finally here. VOTE - then join us at Drinking Liberally tonight at Chen Yang Li to eat, drink, and watch the election results. We'll either be celebrating or consoling each other, but either way, we'll be together.
Join us tonight, 11/4/14, 7:30pm, 379 Amherst St. in Nashua!
Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. -- William E. Simon
Submitted by David Victory on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:50pm.
Hi Everyone! Just a quick reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuseday) 10/7, at 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! We're less than a month out from the 2014 mid-term election, and things are getting crazy here in the Granite State. Take a break from working and campaigning and raise a glass with your libby friends! And FYI - a credible rumor is going around that Governor Maggie Hassan will join us tonight!
Since last time...
Change happens when the people demand it. Seems like lots of people soon plan to demand change at the polls in Ferguson, Missouri. Since the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, more than 3,000 citizens have newly registered to vote. Naturally, the GOP finds the increased civic engagement "disgusting". If election day brings about a dramatic change in Ferguson, will we see a trend?
Ebola became a household word. An outbreak in West Africa of the deadly and highly contagious virus has been covered extensively by the corporate media. As usual when potentially frightening situations occur, Republicans don't want the public to panic. Is there cause for concern? Is the outbrake of a highly contagious disease something a cohesive, universal national healthcare system could address better than a patchwork of profit-driven insurance plans?
Germans decided that higher education is in their national interest. They decided students shouldn't be encumbered with huge amounts of non-dischargable debt upon graduation. They decided college will be free. Is such a shift possible in America? Could we decide education takes priority over endless war and tax breaks? How would it effect our economy? Why is it so difficult to get anything done about the student loan debt problem?
So much to talk about, and we'll do it tonight, Tuesday, 10/7, 7:30pm at Chen Yang Li! Join us!
"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans — unless they have too much education and vote Democratic. Which proves there can be too much of a good thing." -- Karl Rove (New Yorker, Feb. 19, 2001.)
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