In our first seven action-packed episodes, we spent a spirited evening at The Last Chance Democracy Café discussing economic inequality and the damage it’s doing to our democracy. (Hey, it was a lot more fun than it sounds.) Many more such evenings are to come. But first, a small detour to visit the worst train wreck in the café’s brief history.
The Last Chance Democracy Café:
by Steven C. Day
No doubt about it: “Lie George” wasn’t one of my better ideas.
I got it from the old college drinking game, “Hi Bob.” Except in Lie George, instead of watching reruns of The Bob Newhart Show, the players watch George W. Bush give a speech. Then every time he tells a lie, someone yells “Lie George” and everyone takes a drink. It sounded like great fun.
We began playing for the first (and as it turned out the last) time during Bush’s State of the Union speech on Jan. 28, 2003.
Forty-five minutes later, someone called 911.