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Pipelines and Lifelines

Republicans and ConservaDems nearly passed
the disastrous Keystone tar-sands pipeline.
A pipeline of progressive opposition stopped it for now,
but ultimately the Prez's veto is our only lifeline.

Tonight, Obama will tackle immigration reform,
executive actions where Congress has been inert.
It could be a pipeline to pump energy into our economy,
but this lifeline for millions will ignite backlash as well.

And Elizabeth Warren took a Senate leadership role,
where she'll be a pipeline of progressive ideas,
and a lifeline for regular Americans who feel left out
by a Congress more concerned with corporate cronies.

Following the midterms, while some Dems chose flight,
the President and progressives have shown some fight.
Hopefully, it continues: a pipeline of Presidential progress,
and our nation's lifeline under this conservative Congress.

Come out for a lifeline of liberal libations
and a pipeline of progressive palaver
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 deck of the backyard.
Tonight's host: Thomas Kim
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org
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Looking ahead:

Wed, Nov 26th - Drinking Liberally
our special pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday
instead of Thursday night.

Fri, Nov 28th - Laughing Liberally
a free show of political comedy
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 E 7th @ 7:30pm

Fri, Dec 19th - The Living Liberally Holiday Party
DCTV - 87 Lafayette
https://www.facebook.com/events/1000165766676955/

Fight or Flight to Face the Right?

After the midterm elections, many wondered
whether losses would neutralize the President.
But this week he wasn't neutral on Net Neutrality,
calling for the FCC to protect a free and open internet.

The GOP victories changed the climate in DC,
but may have changed Obama for the bolder —
as he announced a climate change pact with China.

And recent losses may cause some Dems
to conduct mass deportations of core principles —
but the Prez is migrating to a stronger pose
indicating executive action on immigration reform.

From the Keystone pipeline to budget battles,
some Democrats are thinking of taking flight.
But maybe they — and we — are in for a surprise,
if President Obama decides to take up the fight.

Join the fight, tease the Right and enjoy a night
of left-leaning libations and like-minded laughter
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
Tonight - and every Thursday
7:30pm-9:30pm and beyond
Rudy's - 9th Ave btw 44th & 45th
Look for DL banner and buttons
in the covered upper deck of the backyard.
Tonight's hosts: Keith Stewart & BC Ashmall-Liversidge
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org
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And tomorrow night:
THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Friday, Nov 14 - 7:30pm
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
FREE admission. Food and bar available.
Featuring: JOHN FUGELSANG, KATIE HALPER,
DEAN OBEIDALLAH, NEGIN FARSAD,
JEFF KREISLER,, ANDY FARNSWORTH, MYQ KAPLAN
and host SCOTT BLAKEMAN
More details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1485017445111643/

Election -- or Ejection?

Election — or Ejection?

Voters made it clear: for higher minimum wages,
pro-choice, anti-gun and pro pot legalization --
and they also gave the Republicans a landslide.

Voters want a more effective government --
and empowered a party that has spent years
obstructing, distracting, misleading
and preventing an effective government.

And Dems ran on what they'd do if elected,
but hadn't done when they were elected,
while running away from everything
their party and Prez had been able to achieve.

Whether the politics of rejection, voter dejection,
fantastical projection or a moment of reflection,
Tuesday may have been a tidal wave election
-- or more like a total ejection.

Let's hope everyone has a working parachute
because it'll be a bumpy ride on the way to land.

You can fume at home or find comfort together.
And there's no point drinking alone,
when you can find camaraderie and compassion
at your local, progressive social club.

After all, this is what Drinking Liberally is for.
We don't come and go with the elections.
We're here year-round, to form and strengthen
your sense of progressive community.

We did it in 2004, when Bush won.
We did it in 2010 after the Tea Party.
We're still here. See you at the bar.

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 covered upper deck of the backyard.
Tonight's hosts: Justin Gerald and Keith Stewart
Questions: nyc@drinkingliberally.org

Last Reminder: Democracy Today, Camaraderie Tonight

Happy Election Day!

Polls are open until 9pm.
Find your polling station:
http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/home.shtml

The party kicks off at 8pm.
Pacific Standard - 82 4th Ave
between Bergen and St Marks
https://www.facebook.com/events/450326108439442/

...and some members of Brooklyn DL
will pre-game starting at 7pm
at the 4th Avenue Pub right next door.

The more, the merrier!

If you want to stay in Manhattan,
join our friends at DL21C
at Tonic - 7th Ave and 48th St

Tomorrow: Vote Liberally, Party Liberally

Liberals -

Remember that tomorrow is Election Day.

In New York State, polls are open 6am-9pm.

Not sure where to vote? Go here:
http://vote.nyc.ny.us/html/home/home.shtml

Then tomorrow night, join Drinking Liberally
to watch returns from around the country.

THE DRINKING LIBERALLY ELECTION NIGHT PARTY
Tuesday, November 4th - 8pm onward
Pacific Standard - 82 4th Ave
between Bergen and St Marks, Brooklyn.
https://www.facebook.com/events/450326108439442/

And if you want to stay in Manhattan,
join fellow Drinking Liberally members at:
THE DL21C MIDTERM ELECTION PARTY
Tonic- 727 7th Ave btw 48th & 49th, 2nd Fl
7pm: Doors open / First Returns
9pm: NY Polls Close
More details: dl21c.org
Venue: www.tonicbarnyc.com
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Save the date - Friday November 14th
THE LAUGHING LIBERALLY LAB
Post-election comedy
Jimmy's No 43 - 43 East 7th St
Featuring John Fugelsang, Dean Obeidallah,
Katie Halper, Negin Farsard, Jeff Kreisler,
Myq Kaplan, Andy Farnsworth & Scott Blakeman
with our friends: The New Leaders Council
https://www.facebook.com/events/1485017445111643/
.

Save the date - Friday, Dec 19th
The Living Liberally Holiday Party
DCTV - 87 Lafayette
DEtails coming soon
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And get your copy today of:
LAUGHING LIBERALLY: LETTERS TO THE AMERICAN VOTER - 2104
www.laughingliberallythebook.com

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