by Darryl, 11/20/2012, 3:36 PM

Please join us tonight for a pint and some more post-election gloating thanksgiving at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally.

We meet every Tuesday at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Starting time is 8:00pm. Some people show up earlier for Dinner.

Can’t make it to Seattle tonight? Check out one of the other DL meetings over the next week. Tonight the Tri-Cities chapter also meets. The Longview and South Seattle chapters meet on Wednesday.

With 229 chapters of Living Liberally, including fourteen in Washington state, four in Oregon, and three more in Idaho, chances are excellent there’s a chapter that meets near you.

8 Responses to “Drinking Liberally — Seattle”

1. MikeBoyScout spews:

BENGHAZI! Another example of Obama Mind Control?

McCain: ‘Surprised’ By Report That DNI Removed Terrorism References In Rice’s Benghazi Talking Points

The statement:

I am somewhat surprised and frustrated to read reports that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was responsible for removing references to Al-Qaeda from the unclassified talking points about the Benghazi attack that Ambassador Susan Rice and other officials used in the early days after September 11, 2012. I participated in hours of hearings in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week regarding the events in Benghazi, where senior intelligence officials were asked this very question, and all of them – including the Director of National Intelligence himself – told us that they did not know who made the changes. Now we have to read the answers to our questions in the media. There are many other questions that remain unanswered. But this latest episode is another reason why many of us are so frustrated with, and suspicious of, the actions of this Administration when it comes to the Benghazi attack.

What other tricks of hypnotic Obama Mind Control will surprise Grandpa Walnuts?

Stay tuned as Uncle Puddles puts the pieces together … or not.

2. Michael spews:

Any word on if Eric “I Love Control Fraud In The Finical Services Sector” Holder is sticking around for a second term.

3. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

We have a lot to be thankful for on Thursday..

Right wing idiocy was trounced last Nov 6!

4. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

Goldy is still churning out good copy:

http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/11/20/if-only-government-was-run-more-like-a-business

On the disaster that is Meg Whitman..

HP is quickly going down the tubes under the “leadership” of this “job creator”..

CA dodged a bullet there.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

@3, @4 – Yes, we so have much to be grateful for this holiday season:

Mitt Romney’s transition team is disbanding
Mrs. McKenna will keep her old drapes
Clint Didier is a gentleman farmer
Allen West is a pensioner
Todd Akin is a minister

Yes, things could be much worse!

6. YLB gloats "Paul Ryan is Shocked.. Shocked.." spews:

And did anyone notice that the Dems have a supermajority in the CA legislature?

Historic opportunity..

1) Remove the the supermajority rules on taxation..

2) Unwind the disaster that was Prop 13.

There’s a lot of good writing on what happened in CA from Robert Cruickshank (who did a guest post here at HA) and friends at Calitics:

http://www.calitics.com/diary/14684/the-tax-revolt-is-over

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

I love taking money from financial geniuses! ha ha ha

“So-called … CTAs, are running into their fourth successive year of disappointing returns. The average CTA, which uses complex computer algorithms to spot and ride market trends, has lost more than 7 per cent in the past two years alone, according to Hedge Fund Research.”

http://www.amazon.com/Sustaining-Afghan-Refugees-Pakistan-Situation/dp/B0014BWUIE/ref=sr_1_18?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353487179&sr=1-18&keywords=afghan+refugees+in+pakistan

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49912706

8. Roger Rabbit spews:

But if I don’t take it, the government should:

This chart should be ingrained in the mind of anybody who cares about fiscal policy. The main things to note:

• Federal taxes are the lowest in 60 years, which gives you a pretty good idea of why America’s long-term debt ratios are a big problem. If the taxes reverted to somewhere near their historical mean, the problem would be solved at a stroke.
• Income taxes, in particular, both personal and corporate, are low and falling. That trend is not sustainable.
• Employment taxes, by contrast—the regressive bit of the fiscal structure—are bearing a large and increasing share of the brunt. Any time that somebody starts complaining about how the poor don’t pay income tax, point them to this chart. Income taxes are just one part of the pie, and everybody with a job pays employment taxes.
• There aren’t any wealth taxes, but the closest thing we’ve got—estate and gift taxes—have shrunk to zero, after contributing a non-negligible amount to the public fisc in earlier decades.

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/12/06/chart-of-the-day-u-s-taxes/

Roger Rabbit Commentary: The next time some Republican tries to tell you spending is the problem, tell him the earth isn’t 6,000 years old and you can’t support a government without revenue. Of course, the angry rich white guys don’t want no government nohow. They don’t want Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, financial regulation or any other kind of regulation, pollution enforcement, or anything else. They’ve got theirs, so all they need is no interference with getting more — at our expense. But the majority of Americans didn’t vote for that on Nov. 6 so there’s no reason why the angry rich white guys should get their way.