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Submitted by Amie Hollis on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:23pm.
Hello there, Liberal Drinkers! Come join us this evening, after 6:30pm at the Flying Saucer, for another round of Drinking Liberally!
It's been a tough week, friends. Two events this week have highlighted some of the worst parts of our national psyche and culture.
Last Saturday, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri gunned down Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year old just days away from starting college. In the middle of the afternoon, just walking down a street in his neighborhood with a friend. That friend has come forward with his account of what happened that afternoon. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/michael-browns-friend-he-was-shot-animal-officer-n179501. Yet another victim of our madness.
On Monday, Robin Williams committed suicide, yet another victim of depression.
In both cases, many Americans blame the dead. The abject rotting of the soul that leads a person to speak of murdered teenagers and victims of an insidious disease like that just baffles and horrifies me. Our son is 18. Our daughter is safely settled into her college for the year. Our family struggles with life-threatening illnesses: cancer, and depression. There is no acceptable reason why our family should be met with kindness, and the Brown and Williams families should be vilified.
At times like these I take great comfort in our community of liberals. We don't have all the answers. Heaven knows we don't all share the same opinions. But I feel confident that, in a week like this one, we're on the right side.
It'll be good to see you tonight.
Submitted by Amie Hollis on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:15pm.
Hello, Liberal Drinkers! Go vote, then join us, after 6:40pm at the Flying Saucer for another round of Drinking Liberally!
Will the Tea Party challengers crush the old-school Republicans? Will private interests and charter proponents take over the school board? Can't wait to find out!
See you tonight,
Submitted by Amie Hollis on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:13pm.
Greetings, Liberal Drinkers! Come join us this evening, after 6:30pm at the Flying Saucer for another round of Drinking Liberally!
Many apologies for the late email, but we'll definitely be at the Saucer tonight, so come on out!
See you tonight!
Submitted by Amie Hollis on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:28pm.
Hey there, Liberal Drinkers! Come join us this evening, after 6:30pm at the Flying Saucer, for another round of Drinking Liberally!
Have you voted yet? Don't wait! Early voting continues through next week, so find a convenient time and pencil it in! Early voting locations and hours are posted at Nashville.gov (http://goo.gl/griV76)
Today, passenger planes being shot out of the sky, and we're executing people slowly and painfully, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine is rapidly descending into the deepest of horrors. It's hard to make sense of the world. It makes us all the more grateful for the good people in our lives. This evening we'll enjoy the company of dear friends Lauren & Matthew, before they embark on their adventures in Houston! The purpose of our network was originally politics, and that remains the case today -educate yourself! Vote locally!- but another, even more basic purpose has developed over time: fellowship, and community. Matt and Lauren have been a huge part of that during their time here in Nashville, and we wish them all the best on their journey! And you know, there are a lot of DL chapters in Texas...
See you tonight!
Submitted by Amie Hollis on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:15pm.
Hiya, Liberal Drinkers! Come join us this evening, after 6:30 at the Flying Saucer, for another round of Drinking Liberally!
It's hard to believe, but there's an election coming up fast! August 7th is the big day for a number of state and county races. But you can vote early starting tomorrow, July 18th! For a sample ballot, visit http://www.nashville.gov/Election-Commission/Voters/Voting-Information/Sample-Ballots.aspx. Be sure to check it out, and make a plan now to go vote! Turnout is everything in these off-years, so every voice carries a lot of weight. Make sure yours is heard!
See you tonight!
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