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 José Pistola's upstairs bar, where there are drink specials from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. And the more we tip the bartender, the more frequently he hands out free dishes of chips and dips. I hope to see you there!
José Pistola's is at 263 South 15th Street (15th and Spruce) in Center City, near the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music. There's a parking garage across the street, but as filthy liberal hippies naturally we suggest public transit; both SEPTA and PATCO will get you there in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
This week's topic: Though "[t]here has never been an explosive found on a flight from one U.S. city to another" according to one TSA administrator (CNN), undertrained federal security staff from coast to coast have been feeling up children, accidentally spilling ostomy bags, and forcing show-and-tells of breast prostheses, all in the name of anti-terrorism security. Are you planning to travel by air for Thanksgiving? Will you participate in National Opt-Out Day's statement against the backscatter x-rays and TSA gropers? And is that a naked picture of my ex-husband on National Opt-Out Day's homepage?
"Come for the beer, stay for the check"