Drinking Liberally Nashua Chapter Blog

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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Nashua Drinking Liberally Meets Tonight!

Hi Everyone! Just a friendly reminder that Nashua Drinking Liberally meets tonight (Tuesday, 11/3) 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,

Republicans have decided unions aren't so bad - they seem to have formed their very own to take on the "liberal" media. Furious at what they claim was unfair treatment by CNBC at the last debate, the 15 GOP presidential candidates have joined together and drawn up a long list of demands to be met before agreeing to the next debate. Will Limbaugh refer to them as "union thugs?" Will any network accommodate them?

Jeb! has been having a tough time of things. Channeling his brother, he said "I know that I got to get better at doing the debate." referring to his dismal performances at the last three. Languishing in 6th place among the GOP hopefuls, some are predicting the demise of his campaign. In an attempt at rebranding, Jeb! has changed his slogan to "Jeb Can Fix It." Can he?

Hillary Clinton sat for 11 hours before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. There were no new revelations, but it was a windfall for Clinton's campaign. Have the Republicans finally gotten their last drop of gas out of Benghazi-gate?

So much to talk about! Let's do it tonight!

"To ask whether the mainstream media has a conservative or liberal bias is like asking whether al-Qaida uses too much oil in their hummus. It's - I think they might use too much oil in their hummus - but it's the wrong question." -- Al Franken

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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