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A quick e-mail...

Hey All:

Its Jacqui. Not much to really say at the moment. Just got out of the 2/4 finals (half way done! and then I am free). So I leave you with this: http://politicalwire.com/2014/12/16/surprise-c-span-caller-interupts-deb...

Mama Woodhouse got a little tired of her two boys fighting on national tv and she did something about it. Priceless..

I will see you all tonight.. I need a beer.

To Business! Join Drinking Liberally Center City tonight at our regular weekly get-together, starting at 6 p.m. in the back bar of 2nd Story Brewing, 117 Chestnut St. (between Front and 2nd Streets). Come for the Beer specials and stay for the conversation.

Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which builds progressive community through social networks and events. Founded in 2003, Living Liberally has 229 chapters across the country. The Center City Philadelphia chapter of DL was started during the 2004 election and has met every Tuesday night since.

This week's events:

Center City Organizer:
David Chatfield.
Jacqui Cohen.
Alex Buczek.

Hooey

That's essentially he Right's response to the The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the use of torture.

Hooey.

Much like my ex-girlfriend, when someone has nothing to say in an argument because they are uninformed, or just plane wrong, but refuse to admit it, they attack the source. In my exes case the consequences of admitting ignorance was a lot of yelling and a bruised ego. In the case of ex-Vice-Hooey DICK Cheney, who coined the word I will continue to place randomly into this rant, the consequences have been dire.

When Bashar Bin Whooey al-Assad uses the same verbiage to justify killing civilians as our former Commander In Hooey and his Hooey-nauts used to justify their unending Global Payday for the Military Industrial Complex, they may have taken their zealotry for warfare a tad too far.

This zealotry has also been felt at home in recent weeks. The fear-mongering that convinced a Nation to allow GW to drive his short-bus ram-shot over Central Asia and the Middle East caused communities from NYC to Bum-Whooey Indiana to militarize.

In fear of what?

They say it's in fear of ISIS, whom I'm sure gives a whooey about your PTA meeting in Whooey-ville OH.

What they really fear the people. You and I. That's what it was all about. They want to avoid getting their paychecks cut off. They needed to scare people into letting them keep the money flowing because the only way that happens is with our permission.

But I've seen proof that when the People are pushed (or more often lately shot) by a Militarized Police Force, we push back.

We set a precedent for bombing and torturing. Let's now set a precedent for peaceful resistance to a system that's as broken as ever.

Let's let the elite and powerful know that we stand together, victims and allies alike, and let them they are full of shit.

Expect 'hooey' there? Fuck that, that's Cheney's word.

Sincerely the other Dave

To Business! Join Drinking Liberally Center City tonight at our regular weekly get-together, starting at 6 p.m. in the back area of 2nd Story Brewing, 117 Chestnut St(between Front and 2nd Streets). Come for the Beer & food specials and stay for the conversation.

Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which builds progressive community through social networks and events. Founded in 2003, Living Liberally has 229 chapters across the country. The Center City Philadelphia chapter of DL was started during the 2004 election and has met every Tuesday night since.

This week's events:

Center City Organizer:
David Chatfield.
Jacqui Cohen.
Alex Buczek.

#BlackLivesMatter Protest Tomorrow (Sunday)

Hello all, special email coming to you this Saturday Evening to let you know about an event tomorrow:

POWER Die-In: Sunday, Dec. 7 Following Eagles Game
Tomorrow at 7:00pm
Happening near the the Link at Broad and Pattison.

Hosted by:
POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower and Rebuild) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hope you can make it.

Sincerely the other Dave

Not Just Another Tuesday

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Local news first: starting tonight we will be meeting at the 2nd floor bar of 2nd Story Brewing located at 117 Chestnut Street. The specials tonight will Evolve IPA, Fritzie's Lager, Five Mile Ale and 117 Pale Ale pints for $4 and a Chopped Chicken Sandwich (with fries or salad) and a Beer for $12. The food and beer are great, as is the atmosphere. Come join us!

If you haven't heard about the amazing work that Ferguson Municipal Public Library is doing, check this out, http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/public-library-an-oasis-for-a-t.... This Giving Tuesday, please consider them as a place to donate. Another option is to purchase a book (or books) from our parent org, Living Liberally. National will give $5 for every order, $3 for each additional book, and any amount you choose to donate above the sale price. Here's a link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/laughingliberallyholidaysale

To Business! Join Drinking Liberally Center City tonight at our regular weekly get-together, starting at 6 p.m. in the upstairs bar at 2nd Story Brewing, 117 Chestnut St. (between Front and Second Sts, one block south of Market). Come for the beer & food specials and stay for the conversation.

Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which builds progressive community through social networks and events. Founded in 2003, Living Liberally has 229 chapters across the country. The Center City Philadelphia chapter of DL was started during the 2004 election and has met every Tuesday night since.

This week's events:

Tuesday 12/2: Drinking Liberally Center City meets every Tuesday 6- 9 p.m. second floor bar 2nd Story Brewing, 117 Chestnut Street. Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Sunday 12/7: Mt. Airy Drinking Coffee Liberally meets every Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Malelani Cafe Mt. Airy, 6734 Germantown Ave..

Join Our Facebook Groups: Join the Center City Drinking Liberally group, the Mt. Airy Drinking Coffee Liberally group and the Philly Shooting Liberally group. It's a good way to get to know the people you see at our events.

Follow Us On Twitter: @LiberalPhilly
Center City Organizers:
David Chatfield.
Jacqui Cohen.
Alexandra Buczek.

Saying Goodbye to JPs and Hello to the Immigrant take over of America

Oh wait, that already happened when the European's showed up.

So first off, I'm still digesting the fact that another cop got away with murder. So I'll just share this ditty that I think sums it up well. We can talk tonight further.

Secondly, tonight is our last meeting at Jose Pistola's. From our First bartender Jose, to the kindly owners Joe and Casey, and our most recent ale-slinger Becca, JPs has been a wonderful and supportive host. We had some packed election events, football games, and great conversations. So join me tonight to say goodbye, and say thanks-a-million to Jose's.

Starting next Tuesday, we will be meeting at the 2nd story bar of 2nd Story Brewing (formerly our old home Triumph Brewery). On Special next week, Evolve IPA, Fritzie's Lager, Five Mile Ale and 117 Pale Ale pints for $4, and Chopped Chicken Sandwich (with fries or salad) and a Beer for $12.

On to the Immigration themed rant courtesy of the one-and-only Alex:

Riding the bus this morning I saw a young girl with her dad and nanny. The child did not want to sit as she was repeated told to do. Eventually the adults gave up and let her stand, even if that put her in danger of falling. What I thought her lesson of the day was: it's ok, you are white, little girl. You are going to be ok even if you break the laws. Actually, daddy probably has been rewarded for bending laws his whole life. (yes, for him it is "bending" laws, for others it is "breaking" laws.) "Don't ask for permission and apologize later" -this is what we are taught to do succeed in male-dominated business.

However we know this only applies to certain people. Whether it is a person coming to America in order to take any job to support himself and his family or a young man ostensibly engaged by police for jaywalking, if the person's skin color is not white, he is breaking not bending the rules and will be dealt with aggressively.

Obama's executive action last week was one small step in changing this dynamic, or at least it highlighted the hypocrisies involved. One can only hope for, demand and work toward, Ferguson leading toward dialogue and policy reform.

Sincerely, the other Dave and one-and-only Alex.

To Business! Join Drinking Liberally Center City tonight at our regular weekly get-together, starting at 6 p.m. in the upstairs bar at Jose Pistola's, 263 S. 15th St. (between Locust & Spruce). Come for the Beer specials and stay for the conversation.

Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which builds progressive community through social networks and events. Founded in 2003, Living Liberally has 229 chapters across the country. The Center City Philadelphia chapter of DL was started during the 2004 election and has met every Tuesday night since.

This week's events:

Center City Organizer:
David Chatfield.
Jacqui Cohen.
Alex Buczek.

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