12 May 2009

Driberally tonight

Drinking Liberally is a weekly social gathering where progressives talk politics and get to know one another. In Center City Philadelphia, we meet on Tuesday nights at Triumph Brewery's upstairs bar, where there are drink and food specials from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. I hope to see you there!

Triumph Brewery is at 117 Chestnut Street in Old City. It's conveniently SEPTA-accessible via the Market-Frankford El (2nd Street station), all the buses that turn around at or near Penn's Landing (5, 12, 17, 21, 33, 42, 48), and a few other buses that pass nearby (9, 25, 38, 40, 44, 47, 57, 61).

This week's topic, the Anne Bonny defense: in Laos, an English national may have escaped the death penalty for trafficking drugs because Laotian law, like 18th century English piracy law [1], prohibits executing pregnant women. Would you trade the death penalty for pregnancy, childbirth, and then life in Laotian prison?

Or, if that question is too cerebral for you, I submit: the "Head O' State" (NSFW), which, I confess, has left me completely speechless.

"Come for the beer, stay for the check"

[1] Sara Lorimer, BOOTY: GIRL PIRATES ON THE HIGH SEAS 53 (2002).

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