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Spring into Action?

Beto jumps fully into the 2020 fray,
Warren keeps up a thrum of big ideas
& a dynamic and growing field of Democrats
drive turnout for early events
that will turn into a primary like no other.

Some House committees push forward fast
to uncover corruption & dig up the truth,
but some need to have a flame lit under them
like demanding Trump release his tax returns.

And despite all the rumors of an endgame,
the Mueller report moves ahead,
dutifully, deliberately & keeps DC guessing.

It's a new season of flowers blooming,
the weather warming & the world springing --
now let's see if progressive politicians
will welcome spring by springing into action.

Share what you hear, fear, love & loathe
as you have a drink with like-minded lefties
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 buttons and banner
in heated courtyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

Beg Your Pardon?

A bipartisan vote in the Senate
rebuked Trump's warmaking,
pushing to disrupt US-Saudi relations
& end our support for the war in Yemen.

Another bipartisan vote today
may rebuff Trump's fake national emergency,
seeking to end his illegal & unconstitutional
power grab to build his racist wall.

Trump's former campaign chair
just got sentenced to more years jail
putting pressure on Trump
to potentially pardon his pal.

And when Trump relented to ground Boeing,
it showed he does sometimes succumb
to popular outrage & public pressure.

He's getting rebuked & rebuffed,
cornered, confronted, pushed & pilloried --
but how much pressure will it take
until he begs your pardon?

Share what you wonder & join for a wander
as we raise a glass, our voices & our spirits
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 buttons and banner
in heated courtyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

A White House as Defensive as it is Offensive

Congress may vote to lift
Trump's fake national emergency
& force him to use his first veto
in defense of his attacks
on immigrants and democracy.

The House widens its investigation
into Trump's finances, corruption,
& foreign entanglements,
setting up a confrontation when his team
refuses, obstructs & stonewalls.

Mueller comes closer to final findings
but they'll go to new Attorney General Barr
who may try to bury or bar them.

The administration will have a full-time job
barring, battling & blocking ...
which is at least better than using their time
to pursue their own destructive agenda.

Trump's always offensive,
but it's nice to see him defensive too.

Share your thoughts, the night & a drink
with the cool company of political pals
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 buttons and banner
in heated courtyard upper deck.
Questions: [email protected]

Pros and Cons (and Cohen)

Michael Cohen's testimony revealed
more about Trump's crimes and corruption,
more about GOP cowardice and complicity,
& confident competent questioning
by a new Democratic majority.

The breakdown in talks with North Korea
ended high theatrics of two power-mad men
and stalled the cause of peace
even while in the White House
explores the world for new wars.

The Democratic House makes progress
with a gun bill, family separation hearings,
voting to end the fake national emergency.
But GOP senators say little & do even less.

Progressive professionals on one side.
Conservative con men up and down the other.
It's been week of pros and cons… and Cohen.
...With the Republicans showing themselves
to truly be the party of Don the Con.

Many reasons to talk & a few to toast
as you share dialogue and drinks
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 buttons and banner
in heated courtyard upper deck.
Tonight's host: Stephanie Hunt
Questions: [email protected]

99 Problems But This Wall Ain't One

Temperature & the seas are rising
but GOP denies climate science,
deride the ambitious Green New Deal
and tweet jokes about ferocious weather.

Trump continues to attack the Mueller probe
as a new AG moves toward ending it.
The hawks in the administration hunger
for action in Venezuela, war in Iran.

The wealthiest see their power increase
while the rest see tax returns go down.
Health care is being undermined
& lobbyists control dozens of agencies.

Yet Trump's illegal unconstitutional act
to declare a fake emergency
& seize funds from other agencies
tis o build a racist, wasteful border wall
as part of his anti-immigrant agenda.

We've got 99 emergencies
but the wall ain't one.

Take to the streets, the phones, the airwaves
& tonight, take time for a pint & your pals
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 buttons and banner
in heated courtyard upper deck.
Tonight's host: Stephanie Hunt
Questions: [email protected]

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