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Tonight: The Drinking Liberally Holiday Party

Liberals -

Come one, come all.

Join us tonight for a free evening of holiday fun.
Low-key, liberal-leaning, light-hearted.

And all are welcome.

Bring something to share: a six-pack or bottle, snack or story, dessert or a friend. We'll have plenty of drinks to get the night started. No charge, no catch.

TONIGHT - Friday, Dec 19
7:30pm - 10pm and beyond
DCTV Firehouse - 87 Lafayette
between Walker and White, Lower Manhattan

More details or RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/

Bush and Cheney - The Answer to Nobody's Prayer

As the President normalizes relations with Cuba,
Governor Cuomo bans fracking in New York
and the Senate actually confirms nominees,
Dick Cheney returns to defend torture.

As Elizabeth Warren rallied progressives in DC
to fight a bad spending bill and treasury nominee,
amplifying speculation about her future,
Bush returns — this time Jeb — to run for President.

From the school massacre in Pakistan
to the protests of wrongful deaths here in America,
we know the world is full of problems.
But nobody thinks Bush/Cheney is the solution.

That's about as absurd as an international crisis
erupting over a Seth Rogan / James Franco comedy…

Don't be ambushed by Bush or chained to Cheney —
join like-minded lefties to share ideas and a drink
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30-9:30pm and beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL banner and buttons
in the heated upper deck of the backyard.
Tonight's host: BC Ashmall-Liversidge
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org
.

And join us tomorrow night for
THE DRINKING LIBERALLY HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, Dec 19th - 7:30pm
DCTV - 87 Lafayette, btw Walker and White
Bring a sharable drink, snack or friend.
We'll have drinks to get us started
but the more the merrier.
No cost. No catch.
RSVP here (or just show up!) -
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/

This Friday: The Living Liberally Holiday Party

Join us for liberal company and holiday cheer
at the THE DRINKING LIBERALLY HOLIDAY PARTY
Friday, Dec 19th - 7:30pm
DCTV - 87 Lafayette St btw Walker and White
RSVP and details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/

No charge. No tickets. No catch.

We'll have drinks and snacks --
we encourage you to bring something sharable:
a six-pack, bottle, treat, or just a friend.

See you Friday.

PLUS:

DRINKING LIBERALLY
The regular weekly gathering
Thursday, Dec 18th - 7:30pm
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th

and

THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Wednesday December 24th
AND Friday, December 26th
7:30 shows. Free.
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St

and

The Working Families Holiday Happy Hour
Thurs, Dec 18th - 4:30-8pm
Fontana's - 105 Eldridge Street
Members of Drinking Liberally
are invited to join!

Cruel and Too Usual

Horrific and outrageous details come to light
about America's use of torture in interrogations,
yet so many of us aren't surprised by this news,
and too many others still defend the actions.

Protests declaring that "Black Lives Matter"
continue nationwide with uncommon force —
but the deaths that motivated this uprising
are far too common across the country.

In DC, Congressional leaders push a deal
to cut education and environmental protection,
expand the Pentagon and let banks run wild
— bad ideas, but business as usual.

The Constitution protects against
cruel and unusual punishment.
Unfortunately, from torture to wrongful deaths,
much of the cruelty we see is far too usual.

Learn and listen, or lament and lambast,
do it with like-minded lefties and liberal libations
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL banner and buttons
in the heated upper deck of the backyard.
Tonight's host: Stephanie Hunt
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org
.
Next week: Friday, December 19th @ 7:30pm
THE LIVING LIBERALLY HOLIDAY PARTY
DCTV - 87 Lafayette St
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/

"No Indictment" Is An Indictment

In Ferguson, a grand jury didn't indict
the officer who killed Michael Brown,
despite the frequent adage that a prosecutor
could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.

In New York, a grand jury didn't indict
the officer who killed Eric Garner,
despite a video showing the choke-hold
that brought down the unarmed man.

As outrage erupts across the nation,
demanding recognition that black lives matter,
an unarmed youth is shot and killed in Cleveland,
another in a housing stairwell in New York.

Right-wing pundits continue to point the blame
the witnesses, protestors and victims themselves.
And Dems rush a solution of body cameras
— even though Garner's death was on tape.

There's nothing grand about grand juries,
and the two "No Indictment" decisions
are an indictment — of our justice system
and of our society and its crushing problems.

If you can't take it in, or don't want to hold it in,
let it out tonight with like-minded company
as you speak up, step up and let loose
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30-9:30pm and beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL banner and buttons
in the heated backyard upper deck.
Tonight's host: Justin Gerald
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org.
.

Tomorrow: Friday, December 5th
The Laughing Liberally Lab
A free night of left-leaning comedy
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
With: Scott Blakeman, John Fugelsang,
Julianna Forlano, Katie Halper and Ken Schultz.
RSVP and details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/639170886195357/
.

Friday, December 19th
THE DRINKING LIBERALLY HOLIDAY PARTY
DCTV - 87 Lafayette St
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/
.

And next Monday, December 8th @ 7:40
Our friends at DFNYC are hosting a screening
of the film about Edward Snowden
CITIZEN FOUR - and post-film Q&A
IFC Theater, West 4th St
Email info@dfnyc.org to attend and get discount tix

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