Drinking Liberally

DLBottle Yes you can. Please join us for an evening of politics under the influence at the Seattle chapter of Drinking Liberally. Start time is 8:00 pm at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Some folks show up earlier for dining.

If you’re not in Seattle, no worries…stop by the Drinking Liberally web site for dates and times of a chapter within skeetching distance of you.

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  1. 2

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Jack Cafferty finally get’s one right today about Nancy Stretched (Face) Pelosi…

    “What exactly did she mean? Are the millions of dollars for contraception supposed to stop people from having babies? [That’s] starting to sound a little like Chairman Mao.”

    Maybe Mao is her hero. She once groveled at Bashir Assad’s feet telling him lies about Israel foreign policy. Well she did have a scarf on.

  2. 3

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Hey Moonbat!s, you all brag you have the congressional power. Your cheerleading hero StillBentOverWithBlackChicagoDildo/Byebyegoober/LeftStillStupid/LeftTurd tells us this every day with nary a STFU from you lefties. So here is what Puddy suggests:

    Ram through the “stimulus” package without us conservatives. So if it works then you get all the credit. You can get your 2010 erection ads out and shout from the hilltops. But, if it fails, Obama is worried about 2010 erections and the loss of Congressional Donkey.

  3. 4

    spews:

    I love it how all these “progressives” go to a bar that’s in an upscale white neighborhood.

    I might even make my first “post within the comment section” ™ an investigative piece on this issue.

  4. 6

    spews:

    @5

    Aren’t you curious about this issue? If there’s diversity at this bar, both in terms of clientele and said bar’s staff?

  5. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 One thing I know for sure is that Republicans don’t believe in feeding, educating, or providing health care for babies after they arrive in this world.

    And if Republicans are against contraception, then it would seem they’re in favor of more abortions, because that’s what will happen to a good many unplanned and unwanted children who aren’t prevented by conception from coming into being.

    But it appears that what Republicans mainly want is to force other people to have children they don’t want and can’t support. Is this a Catholic thing? Is this a case of Republican Catholics opposed to contraception trying to shove their religion down the throats of non-Catholics? Is the next step burning people as heretics for not being Catholics?

  6. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 “Ram through the “stimulus” package without us conservatives.”

    Best idea you’ve ever had. In fact, it’s the only good idea you’ve ever had. But why stop with the stimulus package? I think we should ram our whole agenda through without you guys — tax reform, bankruptcy reform, regulatory reform, labor reform, banking reform, you-name-it-reform … basically, we should reverse everything Republicans did from Reagan to Bush.

  7. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 Yes, there’s diversity at this bar. A Republican undercover agent showed up once. We fed him to the piranhas in the aquarium behind the bar.

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit is not en route to DL. Roger Rabbit is sitting on his fat ass at the computer helping save America from wingnut traitors. I’m more valuable to my country here than in Montlake.

  9. 11

    Right Stuff spews:

    “And if Republicans are against contraception, then it would seem they’re in favor of more abortions, because that’s what will happen to a good many unplanned and unwanted children who aren’t prevented by conception from coming into being.”

    This is classic…
    Thanks for the laugh…..

    I’m going to hazard a guess that most republicans aren’t against contraceptives, just government provided….

    And to then blame abortions on republicans……

    CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!

  10. 12

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    I’ve never before agreed with that Oreo Puffybutt (sued anyone because they called your wife names lately you little bitch?)

    But today is a first. I actually agree with the cum-drunk fool. PRESIDENT OBAMA should tell the right wing GOP to suck a dick. We don’t need them to pass the package. Let’s just do it the right way. Fuck bi-partisanship. They were never interested in what we thought when they had the power and they fucked up the whole world.

    We should do this without them and when it works, they’ll be relegated to an ever MORE worthless life like Puffybutt – selling their ass behind the Port Orchard bowling alley.

  11. 14

    spews:

    @12 I couldn’t agree more. Why let the scum bags that caused this mess screw up us fixing their mess. Instead of giving tax cuts the Republicons want, spend the 250 billion on windmills, solar panels, electric cars, and transmission lines.

    In 2 or 3 years we can tell the Saudis and Massey Coal goodbye forever, while creating a million jobs plus.

    But that would be waaaaaay to smart. Another 250 billion next year, and the year after that. Two problems solved at once.

  12. 16

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Again yesterday Obama criticized Wall Street and blamed lack of government regulations for the economic crisis. Yet is chief of staph Rahmbo took $1.5 million from the investment industry for his reerection campaign.

    Rahmbo also took $682,900 from lawyers (poopyheads like Pelletizer) and $376,100 from the entertainment freakshow.

    Isn’t it amazing now the conservatives are out of power the libtard MSM is finally doing their job?

  13. 17

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Wow NoFactsWorthlessPositions agrees with Puddy too.

    Did Hell freeze over?

    spend the 250 billion on windmills

    Yeah, place them on Martha’s Vineyard and watch Old Teddy have brain freeze! Or why not The Hamptons? Or Malibu? Oh I know, on Babawawa Streisand’s compound.

    Why not some windmills on Steven Spielberg‘s property?

    Since you Moonbat!s want them, place them on Donkey controlled lands.

  14. 18

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    See Puddy will decry my side for stupidity too.

    Nicholas Cosmo had a $400 million ponzi scheme.

    Gave $3500 to RNC.

    Pales in comparison to the $50 Billion ponzi scheme Bernie Madoff had and his Donkey contributions already ID’d by Puddy on this local blog…

  15. 19

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Citigroup, lover of the Donkey, friend of Clinton, Obama. Richard Rubin ex-Treasury Secretary of Clinton, Director and Senior Counselor of Citigroup, Chairman of Citigroup received over $17,000,000 in compensation from Citigroup and a further $33,000,000 in stock options as of 2008.

    Citigroup used TARP funds to buy a $50 Million jet. Obama smelled the fart and one of his minions called to complain. Got $45 billion taxpayer credit line…

    Where is the hue and cry from the HA Donkey…? oops he’s Donkey so he gets a pass.

    January 2009, Robert Rubin was named by Marketwatch as one of the “10 most unethical people in business” – Priceless!

  16. 20

    correctnotright spews:

    Puddy says:

    Again yesterday Obama criticized Wall Street and blamed lack of government regulations for the economic crisis.

    Yup – and he was RIGHT again yesterday.

    And yes, Emanuel did work for Wall Street – so he got a lot of contributions, and he was an active fundraiser for Democrats – so what?

    He also has been very tough on illegal activity by investment firms and tough on that wimp Chris cox , SEC chair, that let all this happen on his watch. Even McCain wanted to fire Cox – but republicans loved him and Bush nominated him to replace McDonald (with the support of McConnell and others), Because McDonald was too tough on Wall Street.

  17. 21

    correctnotright spews:

    @19: And the republican opposed the transparency and oversight when Bush gave away the bank….

  18. 22

    Harry Poon spews:

    PudWax™ ….. you are blithering senselessly. And that name-calling, hate-mongering, and labeling you are doing — it’s the same tactic as the KKK used against Blacks.

    You cheapen yourself descending to it.

  19. 23

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    The whole economic mess has its roots in the Community Re-Investment Act.

    Watch the drinking and driving tonight, folks.

  20. 24

    spews:

    Yellowpup @ 1

    “Was just wondering if Podcasting Liberally is on permanent or temporary hiatus?”

    The Podcast is on temporary hiatus. It should be back next week.

  21. 27

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Headless Lucy@22:

    You never answered my question?

    Why do you and Al Qaeda use the same names to denigrate blacks?

  22. 28

    Puddybud, Hey it's the New Year... spews:

    Correctnotright,

    Yep, you excuse Donkey shady dealing all the time here on ASSesHorse

    Yep he received contributions from hedge funds, private equity firms and the securities/investment industry. Many of these firms now have their hand out for “guvmint cheese”. Why is that?

    Yep Rahmbo was on the Freddie Mac board during the most corrupt time of sub-prime loans. And you excuse it.

    Curious comment from someone who calls himself “correct”

  23. 29

    WeBentOverTheGOP spews:

    Puffybutt is a typical self-loathing black man who lives life as an Oreo because he can’t come to grips with his race. It’s the same as his sex life. According to his wife, he dresses like a woman because he can’t justify his desire to have her fuck him in the ass with a strap on.

    So – again – he’s just irrelevant – like all republicans. On Nov 4 – America said so.

  24. 30

    WeBentOverTheGOP spews:

    Today we again BITCH SLAP the GOP and PRESIDENT OBAMA proves he will TELL the right wing how it works. Holder will be confirmed today. AND THERE’S NOTHING THE IMPOTENT RIGHT CAN DO ABOUT IT.

    We’re turning these cunts out. They are going to do our bidding. And they will LIKE it!

  25. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 “And to then blame abortions on republicans …… CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!”

    You don’t expect me to blame abortions on Clinton, do you? I don’t work for you guys. If you want to blame abortions on Democrats, go see Kevin Carns. He’ll write wingnut bullshit if you pay him.

  26. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 Been there, done that. Twice, actually. Don’t fret, it’ll stop hurting after 6 months.

  27. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @16 How come you only complain about our whore politicians, and never about your whore politicians? Are you gonna tell us next that Republicans don’t take money from Wall Street, drug companies, oil companies, corporations, lobbyists, et al.? That the GOP and its candidates are funded by altruistic old ladies in $20 increments? Yeah, yeah … hypocrite.

  28. 34

    rhp6033 spews:

    P.I. is still muttering gibberish over the CRA, blaming a law passed in the 1970’s with a financial collapse that occured on Bush’s watch, some thirty years later. That lies been disproven so many times, I’m tired of posting the details, because P.I. and his ilk aren’t interested in the facts, they just want to throw out the same old talking points they heard on Limbaugh or Hannity again this morning.

  29. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    This seems like a good time to remind everyone of what kind of scum Republicans really are when it comes to raising political cash …

    “Fund-raising group milks vulnerable senior citizens

    “By David Postman and Jim Brunner
    “Seattle Times staff reporters

    “The College Republican National Committee has raised $6.3 million this year through an aggressive and misleading fund-raising campaign that collected money from senior citizens …. Many of the top donors were in their 80s and 90s. ….

    “Some of the elderly donors … wound up bouncing checks and emptying their bank accounts. ‘I don’t have any more money,’ said Cecilia Barbier, a 90-year-old retired church council worker in New York City. ‘… That was all my savings that they got.’ … Barbier … made more than 300 donations totaling nearly $100,000 this year, the group’s fund-raising records show. …

    “In Van Buren, Ark., Monda Jo Millsap, 68, said she emptied her savings account by writing checks to College Republicans, then got a bank loan of $5,000 and sent that, too, before totaling her donations at more than $59,000. …

    “[S]ome leaders of College Republicans have objected to the tone and targeting of the fund raising done by Response Dynamics, the Virginia company that handles the direct-mail campaign. … ‘We felt their fund-raising practices were deceptive, to say the least,’ said George Gunning, former treasurer of the College Republicans. Gunning said he and two other board members fought to cut ties with Response Dynamics but were blocked by other leaders led by Scott Stewart, the chairman of the College Republicans from 1999 to 2003. …

    “The board debated the fund-raising practices after the family of an elderly Indiana woman with Alzheimer’s disease demanded that her donations be returned. The woman’s family said it had sent a registered letter asking that she be taken off the mailing list, but the solicitations continued. Only after a newspaper reported on the story did the College Republicans refund $40,000 to the family, according to Jackie Boyle, one of the woman’s nieces. ‘I think this is a nationwide scam,’ Boyle said … ‘[T]hey need to be investigated.’

    “The Washington State Attorney General’s Office received at least six complaints about the College Republicans fund-raising letters …. The complaints cited … ‘senior exploitation.’ …

    “There are far more retired people giving to College Republicans than to any other IRS-regulated independent political committee, IRS records indicate. The Times was able to determine the ages of 49 of the top 50 individual donors to the College Republicans. The median age of the donors is 85, and 14 of them are 90 or older.

    “Donors interviewed this week frequently expressed disbelief when they were told how much they gave to the College Republicans. ‘That can’t be true,’ said Francis Lehar, a 91-year-old retired music publisher, when he was told records showed he gave the College Republicans nearly $23,000. … From January through September, the Massachusetts man wrote 90 checks to the group, records show. …

    “The letters are computer-generated … form letters, but the recipients often view them as personal correspondence. …

    “The College Republicans had another warning in September 2003, when the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group, issued a report on the explosive fund-raising growth by the College Republicans. The report noted that several elderly donors who were contacted did not appear to know to whom they had given money.

    “Response Dynamics, its affiliates and other companies related to the fund raising get most of the money raised by the College Republicans. About $9 million of the College Republicans’ reported spending this year appeared to go into fund-raising expenses, according to a Times analysis of reports filed with the IRS. About $313,000, roughly 3 percent, went for travel, convention expenses and ‘hospitality.’ About $210,000 went to … pay for campus organizers ….

    “Officials of Response Dynamics have publicly described their strategy. ‘Direct mail fund raising means asking for money and asking for it often,’ company President Ron Kanfer wrote in a 1991 article on the art of the pitch. ‘You must literally force them to send money.’

    “An August fund-raising letter showed that aggressive approach, telling donors there was a Democratic conspiracy to intercept the committee’s mail: ‘Given what I’ve learned, you and I must take every precaution necessary. Apparently the Democrats don’t have any concern about hurting you, your family or America. Their sole concern is revenge — vengeance — retribution.’ …

    “Most donors interviewed said they get up to 50 solicitations in the mail each day. That pile can include four or more from the College Republicans.

    “Elliot Baines is an 84-year-old Florida retiree who says he has a hard time just carrying the mail he gets each day now. ‘It’s almost too much for me to handle,’ he said. Baines was surprised to hear he had given more than $63,000 and that it had all gone to College Republicans. He said he was swayed to give … against his better instincts …. ‘I thought if I paid them off once it would send them away, but it just encourages them to send more,’ he said. ‘It is just a rat race in this house to pay off these people and hope that they quit. But they don’t. They keep sending.'”

    Geez — sounds like criminal extortion to me. These elderly people would be better off financially to buy protection from the Mafia and pay a little extra to have a couple of these College Republicans whacked.*

    * Just kidding! Ann Coulter ghoul humor.

    (quoted from Seattle Times under fair use)

  30. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @34 Gotta debunk their bullshit every time they repost it so no one except them believes it. Can’t afford to let these liars spew unchallenged.

  31. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @23 Roots that were assiduously watered and fertilized by the Reagan/Bush deregulation idiocy.

  32. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s be frank: This economic crisis has “Made In GOP” stamped on it. Unregulated capitalism destroys itself. Always has, always will. It’s like having no traffic laws or traffic cops: Everyone ends up dead.

  33. 40

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @28 So what? Our crooks don’t hold a candle to your crooks. Our thieving is small change compared to Republican thieving. You guys operate on a grand scale. This time, the GOP Kleptocrat Party tried to steal the whole fucking economy — but went too far and got your asses burned.

  34. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Washington Could Get $4 Billion In Federal Aid

    A story in the fishwrapper this morning says Washington may get as much as $4 billion in federal stimulus aid, with $1 billion of it earmarked for construction projects. Much of the rest may be earmarked for such expenditures as school construction and unemployment benefits.

    Meanwhile, the economy continues to deteriorate so rapidly that the state revenue shortfall, already at $6 billion, could blow right past the federal aid package.

    Thanks for nothing, stupid Republicans! Bush will go down in history as the most disastrous president for the economy since Hoover.