Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

Promoting democracy in Utah one pint at a time.

July 17, 2014

Drinking Liberally With Liberal Drinkers Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for a very special but totally regular weekly meetup of Salt Lake City’s very own chapter of Drinking Liberally. We will be in our normal gathering place in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State St.) from 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM.

This was a very eventful week with numerous topics to discuss. Former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested on 23 separate counts, mostly felonies dealing with their corruption in office. I mean alleged corruption in office.

According to Mark Shurtleff, it is all due to Sim Gill being a big meanie.

Meanwhile our current AG, Sean Reyes, is doing his damnedest to make Utah front and center in the current fight against LGBT equality.

In world news, the Israeli ground assault of Gaza started today. There are currently 240 dead Palestinians, one dead Israeli and a lot of wounded. Regardless of which side you support, the losers are going to be the civilian populations of both Israel and Palestine.

In happier news, on Friday, July 25th we will have our next Guest Speaker:

Charles Stormont – Democratic candidate for Utah Attorney General will join us. I am sure he will have plenty to say about the Shurtleff/Swallow scandal so come with your best questions ready!

Also, on Friday August 29th, we will have our annual DL Saturday’s Voyeur Party & Show:
Green Room Pre-Party – 6:30
Show – 7:30

Preferred seating and discounted tickets: (801) 363-7522

We hope to see everyone at Piper tomorrow!

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492
S. State Street).

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July 10, 2014

Drinking Liberally Friday

Another Friday, another chance to meet up with all your liberal friends at Drinking Liberally! Join us tomorrow at the Piper Down from 6:30 – 9:30. As always, there’s plenty in the news to chat about, but today Robert Gehrke and the Salt Lake Tribune uncovered and reported some text conversations between former AG Mark Shurtleff and his former top deputy, Kirk Torgensen. It’s a pretty interesting read.

Save the date for our annual outing to see Saturday’s Voyeur! It will be Friday, August 29th. Our Preshow party will be in the green room at 6:30 PM. Show starts at 7:30 PM.

Everything went up this year, but they are not only giving us the standard group $5 discount, but letting us base it on last year’s prices so tickets are $35!
Call and place your reservations by July 15th for the discount. Remember to mention Drinking Liberally in order to get the discount! (801) 363-7522

See you tomorrow night!

Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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National Message

Put your power bill to work for good. Switch to Ethical Electric to choose 100% clean, local wind power and help support progressive causes, including Living Liberally.

Join the National Drinking Liberally Facebook page to be part of our national progressive conversation online.

Thank you for being part of the Living Liberally family — home of Drinking Liberally, Laughing Liberally, Screening Liberally, Eating Liberally, Talking Liberally, Reading Liberally, Praying Liberally, Shooting Liberally, Blogging Liberally, Working Liberally, Playing Liberally, Thinking Liberally, Learning Liberally, Leading Liberally and more. Stay involved and keep Living Liberally.

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July 3, 2014

DL Meetup: The Holiday Edition

Hello Festive Liberal Drinkers!

Despite the holiday (erroneously celebrated on the 4th since the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 2nd) we will still have our regular table(s) in the back room at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) starting at 6:30 PM. though I must confess, if no one shows up I probably won’t stick around all the way until 9:30 PM.

We have plenty to discuss this week. Supreme Court decisions are coming pretty fast. There were a few wins like SCOTUS deciding that a warrant is necessary to search a suspect’s cell phone and a few losses like the decision to side with Hobby Lobby against their female employees’ reproductive health rights. There is also ISIS invading Iraq, escalating violence in Gaza and World Cup mania everywhere. I bet if we sent Tim Howard to Baghdad along with our “military advisers”, he could easily defend the place!

So, swing by either before, during or after your holiday plans and have a drink or two while we have a semi-serious discussion about why we love this country so much. Right before we blow up small portions of it and blanket the sky with heavy layers of gunsmoke that will linger for days.

We also have details on our annual Saturday’s Voyeur event.

It will be Friday, August 29th. Our Preshow party will be in the green room at 6:30 PM. Show starts at 7:30 PM.

Pricing:

Everything went up this year, but they are not only giving us the standard group $5 discount, but letting us base it on last year’s prices!

Theater seating $35 ($45 reg price)

Table tops $40 ($50)

Skytables $45 ($55)

Next year we’ll be paying the new rates.

Call and place your reservations by July 15th for the discount. Remember to mention Drinking Liberally in order to get the discount! (801) 363-7522

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June 26, 2014

Drinking and chatting Liberally

Wow, what a week! There’s so much to talk about at Drinking Liberally this week. Pat Bagley, Jim Debakis, and Joan O’Brien made their way to Washington D.C. to get the attention of congressional lawmakers and the Justice Department in hopes of convincing them that the Joint Operating Agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News is illegal.

Mormon feminist Kate Kelly was ultimately excommunicated for apostasy, because she dared ask if maybe women shouldn’t be allowed to have the priesthood too. But you know, speaking up isn’t really a woman’s place.

The Utah DABC decided they would let Snowbird have beer at Oktoberfest. Back below the inversion, the Clean Air Panel dies because the state doesn’t want to fund it.

OH, but Utah has plenty of money to spend when it comes to taking Kitchen v. Herbert all the way to the Supreme Court, despite the 10th Circuit Court affirming their belief this week that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional (spoiler alert: it is).

And if you want to get a feel for local politics on the other side of the country, Ed Tracey – our Keene, New Hampshire Drinking Liberally host – should be stopping by this Friday. He’s also a regular contributor to Daily Kos, as DL regular Jenn reminded me.

Speaking of Jenn, she’s collecting donations to the Utah Food Bank for her birthday, and you can donate here https://www.utahfoodbank.org/virtual-food?Team=3703

——Save the date———

Our annual outing to see Saturday’s Voyeur will be Fri Aug 28. We have the green room reserved, so if you were planning on going but didn’t know when to go, now you know. We’ll have information for discount tickets shortly, so watch your email.

Whew! I think that’s all. So join us this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6:30!

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June 12, 2014

Drinking Liberally Friday

It’s just about Friday, which means it’s time for another round! (of Drinking Liberally)! Join us in the back room of the Piper Down from 6:30-9:30. We’ll be sharing the room with the Progressive Caucus of the Democratic Party, who will be holding a poker tournament fundraiser. Drinking Liberally members are welcome to join; suggested donation is $25 and you’ll get chips when you buy drinks. But if you’re not into that you can join our regular seating and chat about the topics of the day. Like Eric Cantor losing to a Tea Party candidate in the primary. Where have we seen that tactic before?

Or we can talk about the latest mass shooting, and our national reticence to tackle the problem. Or locally, there are two prominent voices in the LDS church who are trying to shake up the system, who are reportedly being excommunicated from said church.

Also it’s worth pointing out that the documentary made about local rabble-rouser Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70, is now on Netflix. It’s really good, and if you missed Tim speaking at Drinking Liberally or anywhere else, prepare to gain a lot more respect for him when you watch it.

——Save the date———

Our annual outing to see Saturday’s Voyeur will be Fri Aug 28. We have the green room reserved, so if you were planning on going but didn’t know when to go, now you know. We’ll have information for discount tickets shortly, so watch your email.

Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC, Reading Liberally SLC
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June 5, 2014

DL Time CORRECTION

Due to the Pride fundraiser being held at Piper Down our regularly scheduled gathering tomorrow will be cut short. We will still meet at 6:30 PM but we will have to vacate the back room at 8:00 PM.

-J

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National Message

Put your power bill to work for good. Switch to Ethical Electric to choose 100% clean, local wind power and help support progressive causes, including Living Liberally.

Join the National Drinking Liberally Facebook page to be part of our national progressive conversation online.

Thank you for being part of the Living Liberally family — home of Drinking Liberally, Laughing Liberally, Screening Liberally, Eating Liberally, Talking Liberally, Reading Liberally, Praying Liberally, Shooting Liberally, Blogging Liberally, Working Liberally, Playing Liberally, Thinking Liberally, Learning Liberally, Leading Liberally and more. Stay involved and keep Living Liberally.

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DL Day on D-Day

Join us tomorrow evening, Friday, June 6th, for our regularly scheduled gathering in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) we will be there from 6:30-9:30 PM.

We do not have any guest speakers this week but there is plenty to discuss. Its the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy which was the largest amphibious operation in human history and the first step in liberating Western Europe from Nazi occupation. Or as kids today know it, that movie where Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel rescued Matt Damon during the Civil War or something.

Continuing the military theme, this week the only American POW from the 13 year long war in Afghanistan was released in a prisoner exchange and a segment of the American public is inexplicably angry about it. I am trying to figure out what the Fox News crowd is attempting to say about Sgt. Bergdahl’s release. They seem to be against the prisoner exchange but are more outraged that Congress wasn’t consulted about it first. Now the guy’s home town is receiving threats for wanting to celebrate his release. Because… patriotism or something. Personally, I don’t see how leaving an American soldier as a POW in the hands of the Taliban is an acceptable option.

And locally, Jeremy Johnson says he laundered campaign contributions through Sen. Lee’s campaign at John Swallow’s request. Let’s see if anything comes of this one!

We hope to see you all tomorrow!

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492
S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
Reading
Liberally SLC

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May 29, 2014

Drinking Liberally Friday

Join us this Friday as we gather in the back room of the Piper Down to chat about all the news of the day, like how Oktoberfest at Snowbird might be denied a permit for beer!?! Or the Wasatch County high school that photoshopped modesty on select (female) students for their yearbook photos. Or how Orrin Hatch told Doug Wright that he believes that gay marriage will inevitably become legal in the U.S.

So there’s plenty to talk about. We hope to see you Friday, and maybe again on Saturday for the rally to Save the Salt Lake Tribune, and then again at Pat Bagley’s Saints and Sinners mural unveiling Saturday night!

Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC, Reading Liberally SLC
Facebook
Twitter Flickr

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National Message

Put your power bill to work for good. Switch to Ethical Electric to choose 100% clean, local wind power and help support progressive causes, including Living Liberally.

Join the National Drinking Liberally Facebook page to be part of our national progressive conversation online.

Thank you for being part of the Living Liberally family — home of Drinking Liberally, Laughing Liberally, Screening Liberally, Eating Liberally, Talking Liberally, Reading Liberally, Praying Liberally, Shooting Liberally, Blogging Liberally, Working Liberally, Playing Liberally, Thinking Liberally, Learning Liberally, Leading Liberally and more. Stay involved and keep Living Liberally.

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May 22, 2014

Drinking Liberally this Friday

Hello liberals,

First off, thanks to our guest speakers Joan O’Brien and Patty Henetz of the Utah Newspaper Project who came out to talk to us about the SL Tribune/Deseret News Joint Operating Agreement a couple weeks ago. And thanks to Paul Rolly for judging the limerick contest. There were some great, sometimes NSFW limericks!

Pat Bagley has expressed an idea that I think is great. Some papers position themselves as the leading voice of a particular industry/subject of national interest. The Wall Street Journal is the financial paper. The Washington Post is the beltway politics paper. The New York Times has culture, and the Deseret News has the LDS faith. So how could The Salt Lake Tribune position itself? As the outdoor recreation and environmental paper. Not only would a focused effort in that direction lead to wider distribution, it would make it a more attractive asset for a potential buyer who cares about the fourth estate.

So, have you signed the Save The Tribune petition yet? If everyone on our list signed the petition we could handily put it over the 15,000 signature mark.

Okay, now that you’ve read through this fulmination, it’s probably time to go to Drinking Liberally and fulminate some more. Join us this Friday from 6:30 – 9:30 in the back room of the Piper Down. Hell, we can even talk about Governor Herbert.

Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC, Reading Liberally SLC
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May 15, 2014

DL Meetup Tomorrow

It is that time of the week again! Join us tomorrow evening, Friday, May 16th, for our regularly scheduled gathering in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) we will be there from 6:30-9:30 PM.

We do not have any guest speakers this week but there is plenty to discuss, from fires rampaging across California to Eastern Ukraine trying to secede to scandal at the VA.

We hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
6:30-9:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492
S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
Reading
Liberally SLC

Facebook
Twitter
Flickr

———————————————–
National Message

Put your power bill to work for good. Switch to Ethical Electric to choose 100% clean, local wind power and help support progressive causes, including Living Liberally.

Join the National Drinking Liberally Facebook page to be part of our national progressive conversation online.

Thank you for being part of the Living Liberally family — home of Drinking Liberally, Laughing Liberally, Screening Liberally, Eating Liberally, Talking Liberally, Reading Liberally, Praying Liberally, Shooting Liberally, Blogging Liberally, Working Liberally, Playing Liberally, Thinking Liberally, Learning Liberally, Leading Liberally and more. Stay involved and keep Living Liberally.

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Living Liberally | 151 West 46th Street, 8th Fl | New York, NY 10036 | United States

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