Drinking Liberally — Seattle


It’s election night…in Wisconsin, where there are a couple of “bellwether” elections that are taken to be a referendum on Gov. Walker’s (R-WI) War on Workers™ (and overall teabaggy ways). Polls close at 7:00 pm here on the Left Coast. I guess there are local things to discuss, too, like…budget proposals out of Olympia.

So please join us tonight for an evening of electoral politics under the influence at the Seattle chapter of Drinking Liberally. We meet at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Starting time is 8:00 pm, but feel free to join some of us earlier for election returns over dinner.

Not in Seattle? There is a good chance you live near one of the 221 other chapters of Drinking Liberally.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Anyone who lives on credit as much as Donald Trump does shouldn’t be telling other people how to balance their budget. — Mrs. Rabbit

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    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    April 6 (tomorrow) Fukushima forecast shows Northwest US under threat (CLOSEUP)

    EPA finds DRINKING water with radioactive iodine-131 in Idaho and Washington — Samples collected last week

    Latest forecast has all of California under radiation threat April 6, 7 — Shows levels as high as in Japan

    Vancouver seaweed almost 400% above international limit for iodine-131 in food… by March 28 — Levels increasing

    Radioactive Iodine-131 in rainwater sample near San Francisco 18,100% above federal drinking water standard

    Lots more, here.

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    Emperor Max IV spews:


    dont believe the hype…its all overblown.

    Im sorry, but the French and US blew up more test nukes in the pacific that we can count on two hands – inlcuding H-bombs….

    seems to me we are all still here and kickin…

    but go ahead, proceed with TEH PANYK!

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    HappyHeathen spews:

    The TeaKluxKlan (Koch enterprises) just spent a lot of money to buy a judge…..and…..they lost. Good for Wisconsin!

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    HappyHeathen spews:


    I checked with 86% reporting and she was ahead. Now with 97% reporting he is ahead by 600 votes!

    Too close to call excuse me for jumping the gun!

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    Im sorry, but the French and US blew up more test nukes in the pacific that we can count on two hands – inlcuding H-bombs….

    Then you were spawned. What a wonderful world we live in.

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    Michael spews:

    One of my uncles work on some of those nukes we blew off in the pacific. He later developed cancer and the best form of treatment for his cancer was radiation treatment. No one thought to ask him if he was all ready radioactive… He survived that little mishap, but sadly, didn’t survive the cancer.

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    Emperor Max IV spews:


    and it was a good thing I was spawned too: your old lady needs to fantasize about someone while your rolling around on top of her for 2 minutes of uncoordinated disappointment.

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    Emperor Max IV spews:


    Michael, that really sucks. Unfortunately our knowledge of the stuff was really limited back then.

    I guess my point was that with with the numerous nuclear tests done in the pacific, as well the two bombs on Japan, the radiation effect here in the states was negligible.

    this is all about the media playing it up for ratings…and the simple minded lemmings just lap it up and get all TEH CRAZEE with TEH PANYK.

    I wonder if zitz is wrapping his house in tin foil yet…

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    Politicians in D.C. are always talking about “the wisdom of the American people”.

    The people have spoken about “fiscal responsibility”. They say in numerous polls:

    1) Politicians, keep your grubby socialist hands off my medicare/medicaid and social security. That’s 60 percent of Federal spending.

    2) Don’t touch that defense spending. We need to kick ass on darker skinned people with funny last names who get all angry at us. That’s another 20 percent.

    3) Don’t raise taxes. Not even on rich people who gained the most from the right wing policies of the last 35 years. I might “be next”.

    4) And about the all rest there’s unanimous agreement on one thing. Cut aid to all these “shit ass” nations. Like Israel and Egypt, the biggest recipients of foreign aid last I looked? Well that’s ONE PERCENT of federal spending.

    And right now we’re borrowing 40 cents of every federal spending dollar?

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    Steve spews:

    It’s not about the money for Bristol Palin. “If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment.”

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    12 – We live in a Republic. Representatives are supposed to save us from ourselves and do the right thing.

    Instead they cut each other’s throats to preserve a miserable status quo.

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    and it was a good thing I was spawned too: I give dumbassedness and knee jerk bigotry a bad name. Better living through nuclear fallout!

    Heh.. I like the way that looks!

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    @14 do you remember when the tea party protested against w. bush and the bourgeois tarp? those were the days. now people are looking to goldman sacs to bailout the government.

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    The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
    –Leo Tolstoy, 1897

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    Xar spews:

    @13: I kind of feel sorry for that child . . . he’s going to grow up with a mother who spent her early career going around talking about the evils of having a child as a teenager.

    Plus, the whole Grandma-being-an-ignorant-and-crazy-person thing won’t be easy.

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    In his youth, Eisman had been a strident Republican. He joined right-wing organizations, voted for Reagan twice, and even loved Robert Bork. It wasn’t until he got to Wall Street, oddly, that his politics drifted left. He attributed his first baby steps back to the middle of the political spectrum to the end of the cold war. “I wasn’t as right-wing because there wasn’t as much to be right-wing about.” By the time Household’s CEO, Bill Aldinger, collected his $100 million, Eisman was on his way to becoming the financial market’s first socialist. “When you’re a conservative Republican, you never think people are making money by ripping other people off,” he said. His mind was now fully open to the possibility. “I now realized there was an entire industry, called consumer finance, that basically existed to rip people off.”


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    Michael spews:


    Just sharing a story, not trying to make a point with that one.

    Chernobyl blew off all sorts of crap and we haven’t seen big spikes in cancers over northern europe. So far it looks like we’re in the clear on this one.

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