Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:42am.
AmeriCans but RepubliCan’ts
In the State of the Union, the President announced
that Americans can now look ahead with new hope.
But can Republicans move past defunding Obamacare,
blocking women’s rights and their pipeline obsession?
The Prez said together we can make a new economy
with paid sick leave, a higher minimum wage,
free higher education, and a fairer tax code.
Can the GOP get past tax breaks for the super-rich?
And on the 5th Anniversary of Citizens United,
millions of us said we can get big money out of politics.
Yet can the recipients of dark, unregulated money
say no right-wing billionaires and corporate donors?
We know we’re a great country —
and maybe now we have a president ready to fight.
Americans will show a can-do spirit,
but will The Party of No learn to say yes?
Or will Americans contend with Republican’ts?
“Yes, we can” enjoy company and conversation,
lifting liberal values and libations
at your local, progressive social club.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:02am.
In Washington, the GOP pursues a sick agenda:
pushing pipelines, attacking abortion rights,
undermining healthcare, fighting immigration reform
and championing corporate cronies and big banks.
Republican Presidential must be ill with brain fever:
Jeb talks of inequality and Mitt focuses on poverty,
though these 1%-ers ignored these issues as Governors,
and Mitt once said he wasn’t concerned for the very poor.
And the worlds suffers from the disease of hypocrisy:
we mourn the tragic Charlie Hebdo attacks,
yet France makes arrests over undesirable speech,
America condones drone deaths of innocents,
and our allies find reason after reason to arrest dissidents.
Good thing the President’s championing paid sick leave
— from DC to the GOP primary to major world powers,
seems like everyone is acting a little bit sick,
and we’d be better off if they all took a break.
If you need a break, break bread with friends,
as you lift a glass and lift up your ideas
at your local progressive social club.
Find - or start - a chapter near you.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 4:53pm.
Laughing Liberally presents an evening of standup comedy and conversation in support of Charlie Hebdo and freedom of comedic expression. 100% of the net proceeds will go to ensure the existence of Charlie Hebdo, and to the families of the victims.
Hosted by political comedian Scott Blakeman, the show will feature performances by John Fugelsang, the host of Tell Me Everything on Sirius XM Radio 121, Frank Conniff, TV's Frank from Mystery Science Theater 3000, Dean Obeidallah, co-director of The Muslims Are Coming and host of The Dean Obeidallah Show on Sirius XM 121, Katie Halper, co-founder of Laughing Liberally and co-host of Morning Jew, Julianna Forlano, host of The Julianna Forlano Show on WBAI, Leighann Lord, Ken Schultz, and special guest comedians and cartoonists to be announced.
Submitted by Justin Krebs on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:17am.
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.
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
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to attend and get discount tix