Drinking Liberally Nashua Chapter Blog

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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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