Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

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December 17, 2015

Drinking Liberally December 18th

Drinking Liberals,

Lets all thank the Executive Director of Equality Utah Troy Williams for coming out last week to speak to us. Join us tomorrow night in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 S State St, for our regularly scheduled meeting starting at 6pm.

On January 8th, Senator Gene Davis will be our guest to give us a breakdown of things we can expect to see in the upcoming legislative session.

Coming up in February we will be having the local Bernie Sanders folks out on February 12th, followed by the local Hillary Clinton folks on February 26th.

If you would like to bring any food donations tomorrow for the KidsEat! program please do. You can visit their Facebook page here and their homepage here for more info.

Keep in mind that next Friday is Christmas day and we will not be meeting.

See you all tomorrow night,
Laura, Christian
Jason, Jeremiah

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December 10, 2015

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

Let’s thank Lynda Smart Brown for coming out to talk to us about the KidsEat! program last week! If you’ve got food donations, bring them tomorrow. You can reference the email from last week for a list of good items. And don’t forget to check out the Facebook and homepage for KidsEat!

This Friday we’ll have Troy Williams, currently the Executive Director of Equality Utah, as our guest speaker. You may also know of Troy from his time as a producer at KRCL and the excellent public affairs show, RadioActive. Or you may remember when the Trib named him the “gay mayor of Salt Lake City”. Troy will give us a wrap of the last legislative session.

On January 8th, Senator Gene Davis will be out to give us a rundown on what to expect for the legislative session ahead.

Also, note that we won’t be meeting in two weeks on account of it being Christmas. But join us tomorrow night with Troy Williams!

Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Christian

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December 3, 2015

Drinking Liberally Meetup, December 4th

Hello everyone!

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday. We apologize for the last minute cancellation of our regular gathering last week. All of the hosts were out of town and we were not sure we could get someone there in time to host.

This week we are back on schedule. We will have our regular meetup tomorrow, December 4th at 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.). We are going to try a charitable effort this season. We are asking for donations for Linda Brown’s KidsEat! Foundation. She will join us tomorrow to talk about the organization but you can learn more here:

http://www.kidseatutah.org/home.html

In brief:

Mission: to provide backpacks of food for hungry, at-risk children that belong to the Greater Salt Lake Boys & Girls Clubs.

Needs: Instant Oatmeal Packets, Pop Tarts, Soup, Small Peanut Butter, Soups: Tomato, Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle,
Trail Mix, Graham , Ritz & Saltine Crackers, Tuna, Granola Bars, Mac & Cheese, Rice-A-Roni, Ravioli, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Pork and Beans, Chili, Fruit & Applesauce Cups, Pudding Cups, Canned Meats, and other healthy Non-Refrigerated Foods.

Avoid chips, cookies and Top Ramen, No Glass Please.

So check your pantries and please bring items to donate.

Upcoming

Next week, December 11, our guest speaker will be Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah.

We will NOT have a meetup with a host on Friday, December 26th. Past experience has taught us that the day before or after Christmas usually has no one show up.

On January 8th State Senator Gene Davis will come to talk to us about what to expect from the upcoming 2016 legislative session.

News

There has been another mass shootingin San Bernardino right on the heels of another attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.

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November 26, 2015

No Drinking Liberally meetup tomorrow

Hi all,

Just a quick note that we won’t be meeting this Friday, Nov 27th. We’ll be back next week though.

In two weeks, December 11th, we’ve got guest speaker Troy Williams, executive director of Equality Utah. Troy will give us a wrap of the last year and what we can expect in the 2016 legislative session.

And thanks to Jenny Wilson for joining us last week!

See you next week,
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Christian

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-8:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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Drinking Liberally’s national sponsor, Living Liberally, has published a brand-new book! Learn more about Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter – 2014, and get your copy now before it sells out. It’s a timely, provocative and HILARIOUS collection of essays from our crew of liberal comedians. It’s a great gift, an escape from political headaches, and an excellent way to support 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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November 19, 2015

Drinking Liberally Friday Novenmber 20th

Hi There Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday night for our guest speaker Jenny Wilson of the Salt Lake County Council, talking about how House of Cards + Parks & Rec = Salt Lake County. We will meet in our usual watering hole the back bar of Piper Down 1492 South State St at 6pm with Jenny Wilson speaking around 7.

So get there early to grab your seats for Jenny Wilson and be sure to stay afterwards to chit chat about all of the goings on. It has been a very, very big week of news on all fronts, global and local. So many that i could write several pages even trying to list just some. Everything from our state lawmakers continuing to push the block Planned Parenthood funding issue, to the heartbreaking attacks in Paris and the giant wave of news stories in it’s wake. I know my mind is spinning from them all and it will be nice to sit down and discuss even just a few while we relax sipping our favorite beverages.

In December be sure to join us on December 11th as we welcome Troy Williams, Executive Director of Equality Utah. Giving us a wrap up of the last year and what we can look forward to in 2016 and the upcoming legislative session.

See you tomorrow night,
Christian, Jeremiah,
Jason, Laura

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
6:00-8:30 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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National Message

Drinking Liberally’s national sponsor, Living Liberally, has published a brand-new book! Learn more about Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter – 2014, and get your copy now before it sells out. It’s a timely, provocative and HILARIOUS collection of essays from our crew of liberal comedians. It’s a great gift, an escape from political headaches, and an excellent way to support Living Liberally.

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November 13, 2015

Drinking Liberally Tonight

Last week we had a packed house of liberals out to hear the candidates for House District 40, and it was clear that they were all great candidates. Big thanks to Christopher Stout, Amy Fowler, Lynn Hemingway, and Michael Shea for joining us. And congratulations to Lynn for winning the election on Wednesday.

And thanks also to Ben Winslow of Fox13 for coming out to get our opinions on what Utahns drink and how much. If you talked to him, you already know it’s clear why he wins City Weekly Best Of Utah awards year after year, and two this year (Best TV News Reporter and Best Local on Twitter). It sounds like the piece will air next Wednesday, Nov 18th, so tune in!

This week is just a regular week, but as always we won’t be lacking for things to talk about.

NEXT Friday, November 20th, we’ll have Jenny Wilson of the Salt Lake County Council, talking about how House of Cards + Parks & Rec = Salt Lake County. Sounds interesting!

We’ve also got some other great guests lined up for the coming months. See you tonight!

Jeremiah, Laura,
Christian, Jason

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-8:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
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National Message

Drinking Liberally’s national sponsor, Living Liberally, has published a brand-new book! Learn more about Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter – 2014, and get your copy now before it sells out. It’s a timely, provocative and HILARIOUS collection of essays from our crew of liberal comedians. It’s a great gift, an escape from political headaches, and an excellent way to support Living Liberally.

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

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November 5, 2015

Drinking Liberally, November 6th Meetup

Hello Liberal Drinkers!

Hopefully everyone has recovered from the election on Tuesday.

We will be having our regular gathering in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South, State Street) from 6:00-9:00PM tomorrow, Friday, November 6th.

This week will be busy! Ben Winslow of Fox13 will join us at 6:00 for a story about the latest liquor stats from the DABC. We will likely be the backgound for the story and he will ask a couple of people about their opinions on the issue.

We will then have a candidate forum for the HD40 special election to replace Justin Miller. We have Chris Stout, Lynn Hemingway, Amy Fowler, and Michael Shea all join us! The special election is next week, I believe, so this is literally a two-three week campaign for all of them.

County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson has asked to speak on November 20. So plan for that.

In The News

If the numbers hold, it looks like Jackie Biskupski will replace Ralph Becker as Mayor of Salt Lake City.

George HW Bushdid some trash talkingabout Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld in his new book.

It is starting to look more and more likely supporters of the Islamic Statebombed the Russian airliner that crashed in the Sinai desert.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Please get there on time so the Fox13 news people have a crowd to interact with.

Jason, Christian
Laura, Jeremiah

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S. State Street).

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October 29, 2015

Drinking Liberally Party!

Big thanks to Rebecca Schoenkopf of the Wonkette for joining us last week with her husband, and for buying the first round for everyone! As you would expect if you read Wonkette, she was a lot of fun.

This week we’re having a Halloween party! We’ll also be celebrating the fact that Drinking Liberally in Salt Lake City is 10 years old! So it’s a double party! Ok, that’s too many exclamation marks.

The party will start around 6:30 at Jeremiah’s house, which is 214 W 600 N. The house is on the north side of the road and the third house down from 2nd West. It shouldn’t be too hard to find but look for a pink Planned Parenthood sign in the window. It’s pretty much just street parking where you can find it, but there are a few spots just north of 2nd West on the north side as well.

Costumes are not required, but anyone wearing a costume will be eligible for prizes from our drawing, and there will be prizes for funniest and scariest politically-themed costumes. We’ll have some finger foods, some boozy punches, and a few other drinks, but otherwise consider it BYOB. And if you’d like to bring food to share, please do!

Both Jackie Biskupski and Mayor Becker have chipped in for our party, so big thanks to their campaigns for their sponsorship!

NEXT Friday, November 6th, we’ve got House District 40 candidates Christopher Stout, Lynn Hemingway, Amy Fowler, and Michael Shea joining us at Piper Down! And separately, before and after the guests, Ben Winslow of Fox13 will be there to share some interesting info he received from the DABC and get some impressions from our members for a story he’s working on.

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October 22, 2015

Wonkette at DL tomorrow!

Hello liberals!

Great news! This Friday the 23rd, the managing editor and publisher of WONKETTE, Rebecca Schoenkopf, and maybe a few others from the magazine, will be joining us as guests at Drinking Liberally. So come on and let them smear their Big Love on you. Thanks to Michael and others for pulling this together.

There’s all sorts of things to chat about too. Utah lawmakers considering voted to cut funding for embassy security. I think this quote by Hillary sums it up well: “It’s a very personally painful accusation. It has been rejected and disproven by nonpartisan, dispassionate investigators, but nevertheless, having it continued to be bandied around is deeply distressing to me,” Clinton said. “You know, I would imagine that I’ve thought far more about what happened than all of you put together. I’ve lost more sleep than all of you put together.”

NEXT Friday, Oct 30th, we’ll be having a halloween party at Jeremiah’s house. We’ll be giving prizes to the funniest and scariest politically-themed costumes. Costumes aren’t required, however. We’ll have some finger foods and some boozy punches, but otherwise it’s BYOB. And if you’d like to bring food to share, please do! It’s been years since we last had a proper Halloween party, but there were some GREAT costumes last time. So here are the details: Friday October 30th from 6:30-9:30 or so @ 214 W 600 N. The house is set back a little, but look for the big pink Planned Parenthood support poster in the window. Parking is just on the street; there’s a little bit of parking just east of 200 W on the north side of 600 N. Feel free to reply to this email with any questions.

And finally, on Friday, November 6th, we’re inviting the candidates for the recently vacated House District 40 seat. Amy Fowler, Lynn Hemingway, Christopher Stout, and Michael Shea have all been invited. So plan on joining us for that too!

See you tomorrow,
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Christian

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-8:30 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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October 16, 2015

Drinking Liberally Tonight 10/16

Hey There Drinking Liberals,

I apologize for not getting this out yesterday but better late then never.

I’d like to thank SLC Council 4 candidates Derek Kitchen and Nate Salazar and all those that attended for joining us last week.

Please join us tonight for our regular meetup starting at 6 in the back bar at Piper Down, 1492 S. State St. I know i am eager to talk about the debates, no not the circus side show that the GOP calls a debate. I mean the Democratic one from this week where actual issues got discussed and mutual respect among the candidates was given. It was also the highest watched/rated Democratic debate ever. Clinton and Sanders had the biggest showings (don’t worry Webb was quick to call that out every time he spoke). Sanders won in all of the polls, focus groups, and in social media, Clinton won from the actual media. Hmmmm something doesn’t add up there. O’Malley came out strong and definitely made a name for himself, while Chafee seemed like the cowardly lion who couldn’t find his courage. Do or don’t agree with me? Then come down tonight and have a drink or two with me and lets talk about it.

See you all tonight,
Christian, Jason
Laura, Jeremiah

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
6:00-8:30 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

Drinking Liberally’s national sponsor, Living Liberally, has published a brand-new book! Learn more about Laughing Liberally: Letters to the American Voter – 2014, and get your copy now before it sells out. It’s a timely, provocative and HILARIOUS collection of essays from our crew of liberal comedians. It’s a great gift, an escape from political headaches, and an excellent way to support Living Liberally.

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