A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from December 31, 2014
“Democracy, whiskey, sexy”

The 2003 invasion of Iraq (by a coalition led by the United States) was reported in this article in the New York (NY) Times on April 3, 2003:

What, the man was asked, did he hope to see now that the Baath Party had been driven from power in his town? What would the Americans bring? “Democracy,” the man said, his voice rising to lift each word to greater prominence. “Whiskey. And sexy!”

The saying “Democracy! Whiskey! Sexy!” quickly became popularized. “Democracy” has been the least popular of the trio of words and has been replaced by words such as “technocracy” and “anarchy.” Just “whiskey sexy” was trademarked in 2014 and also became the title of a 2014 album by Davin McCoy.


Wikipedia: 2003 invasion of Iraq
The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 19 March to 1 May 2003 and signaled the start of the conflict that later came to be known as the Iraq War, which was dubbed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the United States (prior to 19 March, the mission in Iraq was called Operation Enduring Freedom, a carryover from the conflict in Afghanistan). The invasion consisted of 21 days of major combat operations, in which a combined force of troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Poland invaded Iraq and deposed the Ba’athist government of Saddam Hussein. The invasion phase consisted primarily of a conventionally fought war which concluded with the capture of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad by American forces.

New York (NY) Times
Exuberant Crowd’s Most Urgent Request: Water
By JIM DWYER
Published: April 3, 2003
NAJAF, Iraq, April 2 — In the giddy spirit of the day, nothing could quite top the wish list bellowed out by one man in the throng of people greeting American troops from the 101st Airborne Division who marched into town today.

What, the man was asked, did he hope to see now that the Baath Party had been driven from power in his town? What would the Americans bring?

“Democracy,” the man said, his voice rising to lift each word to greater prominence. “Whiskey. And sexy!”

Around him, the crowd roared its approval.

Petrified Truth
APRIL 03, 2003
“Democracy! Whiskey! Sexy!” I think Iraq has a new national motto.

Google Books
God is Back:
How the Global Revival of Faith is Changing the World

By John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
New York, NY: The Penguin Press
2009
Pg. 257:
Roy has pointed out, radical Islam does not just represent “hatred of the other.” It also represents “hatred of oneself and one’s desires.” Many of the Iraqis who chanted, “Women, whiskey, sexy,” when the American troops marched into Baghdad later tried to kill them in the name of Allah.

RWCG
TECHNOCRACY, WHISKEY, SEXY
November 22, 2011, 1:06 am
It’s been surreal to see the term ‘technocrat’ enter into the popular usage, being given the buzzword treatment as if it’s a new thing none of us are familiar with.

Dohiyi Mir
Friday, September 13, 2013
Anarchy! Whiskey! Sexy!
Loomis:

James Scott is a great writer and scholar. But I’m not surprised that he would also inspire conservatives. Anarchism does tremendous intellectual work for conservatism, especially at its libertarian end.

YouTube
Davin McCoy “Whiskey Sexy” Album Release Party - “Whiskey Sexy” 05.30.14
Jon Ruby
Published on Jul 15, 2014
Davin McCoy Album Release Party
May 30, 2014

(Trademark)
Word Mark WHISKEY SEXY
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IC 025. US 022 039. G & S: Clothing namely t-shirts, shirts, tops, sweaters, sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts; coats, jerseys, jackets; bottoms, pants, trousers, jeans, shorts, sweatpants, pajamas; dresses; skirts; blouses; underwear; swimwear; headwear; footwear, belts, ties, gloves, socks
IC 032. US 045 046 048. G & S: Energy drinks; Non-alcoholic cocktail mixes
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