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Drinking Liberally Boulder City 11/16/18 Milo's 5:30PM

Dear Boulder City Liberals, Progressives, Resisters, and Friends!

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:30PM in the backroom at Milo's, check with wonderful wait person-Amy. Come celebrate midterm election victories and Jean Biacsi's birthday! Spread the word, everyone welcome, even those who don't agree. We need to listen, tell our stories, and with civility share our opinions.

Nevada's Legislature will be bluer and more female. The election made Nevada the first in the country with a female-majority Assembly! Let's discuss outcome of State and City Ballot Questions.

From Justin Kreb's Living Liberally blog 11/8/18:
"The Blue Wave took back the House,
sending diverse progressives into power,
rebuking Trump & demoting the GOP.

While some big races came up short
& the GOP flipped a few Senate seats red,
women candidates, candidates of color
& bold ideas won local, state & federal races.

Desperate Trump attacked CNN,
then attacked the GOP candidates,
attacked Sessions & now attacks Mueller.

We still need to fix our broken voting system.
Confront structural racism & white supremacy.
Beat back Trump's constant attacks.
Win the Senate. And the White House.

But today, we're one step closer
even as we take off our voting sneakers
& put on our protest boots
to head out to defend democracy once again."

Upcoming Events:
11/14/18: Workshop BC Capital Improvement Plan 2:30-4:30pm at BC Senior Center
11/14/18: Friends of BC Library meeting 7PM at Library
11/15/18: BC Library Board Meeting 7PM at Library
11/22/18: Happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/18: Blood Drive 12-4PM BC Library
11/28/18: Aquatic Center Town Hall Meeting 1:30PM at BC Senior Center
11/30/18: Christmas Tree Lighting 6pm Frank Crowe Park
12/1/18: Christmas Parade in BC around 4:30 PM. Parade of Lights, Lake Mead 6:30 PM
12/8/18: AAUW Home Tour 1-4pm. Tickets available at Boulder Dam Hotel $15. Scholarship fundraiser.

Hope to see you Friday!
Valerie McNay
702-845-0907 (texts preferred)

Drinking Liberally Boulder City 10/19/18 Milo's 5:30PM

Dear Boulder City Liberals, Progressives, Resisters, and Friends!

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:30PM so we can take advantage of Milo's TAPAS, only served until 6PM. More time to take advantage of half price drinks for Professionally Intelligent Gentlemen (PIG night) until 7PM. We like to meet in the backroom at Milo's 538 Boulder City Parkway. Check with Amy, our wonderful wait person! Come drown sorrows, sound off, raise spirits by socializing with like minded lefties. Spread the word, everyone welcome, even those who do not agree. We need to listen, tell our stories, and share our opinions.

Possible topics of conversation:

*Bring your General Election Ballot and we can discuss Candidates and Ballot Questions. Early voting begins day after our get together on 10/20!

*Steven Hawkings' book (died in March) launched in London entitled "Brief Answers To Big Questions". Hawkings warns that education and science are "in danger now more than ever before". He cites the election of Trump and Britain's vote to leave European Union as part of "global revolt against experts and that includes scientists."

* There was Pruitt (gone), there still is DeVos. Both fought against the Departments they were put in charge of (EPA & ED). Now Trump has tapped an official from Maine who fought growth of Medicaid to oversee it.

Upcoming Events:
10/18-10/21/18: Canvassing and phone banking. Contact Judy for details 702-528-1082
10/20/18: Joe Biden will headline a rally in LV at Culinary Union, 1630 S. Commerce St
10/20/18: Free Henderson Symphony Orchestra performance at Lake Las Vegas 8pm
10/21/18: Free Bluegrass Concert Boulder City Library Amphitheater 2-4pm
10/22/18: President Obama will be at a rally in LV at 1pm at Cox Pavilion at UNLV.
10/29-10/31/18: Early Voting in Boulder City at City Hall
11/2/18: End of early voting.
11/3-11/6/18: More canvassing & phone banking. Contact Judy for details 702-528-1082
Late 11/6/18 or Early 11/7/18: Celebrate successful Blue Wave!

Hope to see you Friday!
Keep encouraging everyone you know to get out and Vote!
Valerie McNay
702-845-0907 (texts preferred)

Drinking Liberally Boulder City 9/21/18 Milo's 5:30PM

Dear Boulder City Liberals, Progressives, Resisters, and Friends!

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:30PM so we can take advantage of Milo's TAPAS, only served until 6PM. More time to take advantage of half price drinks for Professionally Intelligent Gentlemen (PIG night) until 7PM. We like to meet in the backroom at Milo's 538 Boulder City Parkway. Check with Amy, our wonderful wait person! Come drown sorrows, sound off, raise spirits by socializing with like minded lefties. Spread the word, everyone welcome, even those who do not agree. We need to listen, tell our stories, and share our opinions.

Possible topics of conversation:

*Literature: "Fear" by Bob Woodward, "Unhinged" by Omarosa Manigault Newman, "Fire & Fury" by Michael Wolff. * Film: Fahrenheit 11/9 by Michael Moore

*Disasters: Hurricane Florence in NC, Gas explosions in MA. FEMA $ to ICE for Zero Tolerance separation of children and parents at the border.

* Anniversary of October 1, 2017 Las Vegas Shooting? #VegasStrong: Hope & Healing

Upcoming Events:
9/19/18: BC Community Alliance Ballot Questions Forum 6pm American Legion
9/20/18: Trump in Las Vegas
9/20/18: Event with Sisolak & Fumo 2333 Sahara 5:30pm
9/22/18: Fall Equinox & National Public Lands Day
9/24/18: Harvest Moon, Lisa LaPlante "Bold Boulder" Facebook, Sisolak fundraiser 6-8pm home of Mike Dreitzer
9/25/18: When Women Run for Office with Senator Spearman & Senator Farley CSN North Campus 3200 Cheyanne 6-7:30pm.
9/29/18: Wurstfest, fundraiser for all night graduation party for BC HS Seniors
10/10/18: Library Open House

I will be representing BC at the RPEN (Retired Public Employees of Nevada) State Conference in Sparks (9/18-9/21) and then Bike Ride Across Nevada HWY 50 from 9/23-9/29, so will unfortunately miss out on this month's Drinking Liberally, will be there in spirit!
Valerie McNay

Drinking Liberally Boulder City 8/17/18 Milos 5:30pm

Dear Boulder City Liberals, Progressives, Resisters, and Friends!

NOTE TIME CHANGE: 5:30PM so we can take advantage of Milo's TAPAS, only served until 6PM. More time to take advantage of half price drinks for Professionally Intelligent Gentlemen (PIG night) until 7PM. We like to meet in the backroom at Milo's 538 Boulder City Parkway. Check with Amy, our wonderful wait person! Come drown sorrows, sound off, raise spirits by socializing with like minded lefties. Spread the word, everyone welcome, even those who do not agree. We need to listen, tell our stories, and share our opinions.

Possible topics of conversation:

Opening of I-11 held with numerous federal, state, local officials and with reduced traffic congestion for a few days, but I-11 closures last two days with accident (with fatalities & injuries) and "incident" on bridge.

Opening of CCSD schools with 322,000+ students and student arrested with loaded gun on the first day. Here's what parents & educators are being told to do to address school shootings:
*want students to learn bleeding-control techniques
*schools are buying "active-shooter" insurance for legal costs & other expenses
*back-to-school shopping list: bulletproof backpacks, whiteboards, clipboards, tablet cases
How about if our legislators would pass legislation that makes it harder for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill to get their hands on guns?

Comments from Justin Kreb's Living Liberally Blog:
As wildfires rage in California, the GOP rages against environmental laws,
Trump targets rules that reduce pollution, and the right-wing denies climate change.
Senate Republicans push right-wing judges, nobody is held accountable for family separation, and the White House is still attacking health care.

When faced with a fire, Trump's instinct is to add fuel to the ferocious flame.
But if we're feeling furious & fired up, the main fire we can focus on is firing the GOP this November. In the meantime, cool off with cold drinks & chill company at our local progressive social club.

Upcoming events:
8/18: Sierra Club Happy Hour 3-5pm 3828 Meadows Lane, LV 89107
8/18: NV NOW monthly meeting Sahara West Library, Congresswoman Dina Titus & Planned Parenthood Advocate 2-3:30PM
8/20: "Those Dam Women" presentation by Dennis McBride, BC Library 6pm sponsored by BC History & Arts Foundation
8/22: BC Community Alliance Meeting, BC Library 6pm
8/25: National Parks Service Birthday
8/26: Women's Equality Day

Hope to see you Friday and that Monsoon mischief will ease,
Valerie McNay 702-845-0907 (texts preferred)

Drinking Liberally Boulder City 7/20/18 Milo's 6:30PM

Dear Boulder City Liberals, Progressives, Resisters, and Friends!

Come let off steam, drown sorrows, sound off, shore up, raise spirits by joining our local drinking liberally social club! We like to meet in the back room at Milo's 538 Boulder City Parkway (formerly Nevada Way). Check with Amy, our wonderful wait person!

Good news: Scott Pruitt is gone!
Good news: Road to Change Town Hall last night with March For Our Lives students from Las Vegas and Parkland. Panels included legislative policy, survivors, calls to action & moving forward to prevent gun violence.
Good news: Justice Department indicts 12 Russian intelligence agents for interfering in our democracy.
Good news: Russian National charged and jailed for conspiracy as an unregistered agent of the Russian Government.
Bad news: Trump refers to European Union as "foe" of the United States.
Bad news: Trump bad mouths NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty founded to guarantee freedom and security among 29 member nations.
Bad news: Deplorable summit in Helsinki!
After siding with Putin yesterday, today Trump flips and says he accepts US intelligence finding that Russia interfered in 2016 election.
Do you think Trump flip-flopped as a result of posts like the following from his own party in response to Trump's denial of Russian interference while standing next to Putin in Finland?
"shameful", "tragic mistake", "treasonous", "the Benedict Arnold of our times"

...to be continued Friday at Milo's! Hope to see you there and spread the word, everyone welcome even those who do not agree...we need to listen, tell our stories, share our opinions.
Valerie McNay 702-845-0907(texts preferred)

Upcoming Events:
Las Vegas ACES Women's National Basketball Team schedule for July 7/19 and 7/22
7/21: LMNRA Alan Bible Visitor Center Lake Mead's Submerged B-29 10am-Noon or 2-4pm RSVP 702-293-8691
7/22: Nevada NOW monthly meeting Sahara West Library 2-3:30PM Planned Parenthood Speaker
7/23: Noon Yoga by Kathleen Wall at Elaine K Smith Ctr. Donations for Emergency Aid
7/24: Vegas PBS feature Hoover Dam with Michael Green 8PM

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