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September 21, 2017

Drinking Liberally during difficult times

Like a bad horror movie franchise that gets worse and worse with each installment, the Republicans are proposing a new healthcare bill to repeal and replace the ACA. This bill is so loathed it even has many insurance companies in opposition, but it might not be enough to kill it. Even if you don’t think you’ll be affected by this bill, you probably have someone close to you who will, and not with great outcomes. So now’s the time to call Senators Hatch and Lee.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending shrinking Bears Ears, and the state of Utah wants it to be shrunk by 90%! its current size. I’ve said it before – Utah, with its embarrassment of riches when it comes to outdoor beauty and Native American archaeological sites, is openly hostile to tourism. http://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2017/09/17/utah-quietly-tells-fed…

In other Utah news, Wellsville will “revise” it’s annual reenactment of Mormon settlers slaughtering Native Americans, so that’s some progress. http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/09/19/gehrke-outcome-of-wellsville-sham-…

And in BIG Utah news, BYU will sell caffeinated soft drinks for the first time since the 1950’s. Gee, Wally, that’s really swell!

Let’s get together to discuss ways we can help those affected by the recent hurricanes and earthquakes, and remind each other that we’re all in this (crazy time) together.

Jeremiah

+ Laura, Jason, and Christian

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September 14, 2017

Drinking Liberally September 15th

Hi there Drinking Liberals,

First things first, we’d all like to thank Dr. Kathie Allen running for Congress for coming out last week and speaking with us all and all that came to attend.

This week we will be having our regular meetup in the back bar of Piper Down 1492 s. State St. starting at 6pm. There is always more than enough in the news lately to talk about. So come down and let’s talk about what’s going on while we sip a drink or two of our favorite beverage.

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

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September 7, 2017

Dr. Kathie Allen this Friday

Tomorrow night (Friday the 8th) we’ve got guest speaker Dr. Kathie Allen, the Democratic challenger for the congressional district 3 seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. If you’ve seen her in the news or on social media but haven’t heard her in person, now is your chance. http://utahdemocrats.org/our-dems/kathie-allen/

We’ll be in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6pm, with Dr. Allen speaking closer to 7-7:15. Be there early for reasonable parking (it’s all street parking, in case you haven’t been to Piper Down before) and to secure a seat.

There’s plenty in the news to talk about, including nurse Wubbels who was manhandled and arrested by a SLC police officer, the video of which made national and international news. Speaking of national news, we’ve got Facebook revealing that they sold ads to a Russian troll farm during the presidential campaign, with the ads mostly amplifying divisive issues. Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr maintains there was no collusion with the Russians, that he merely met with the lawyer of a foreign, adversarial government to discuss Hillary’s “fitness” for office.

Trump announced his administration would be ending DACA for no good apparent reason. At least 16 attorneys general have filed suits around this. Nancy Pelosi(!) apparently got him to tweet some reassurance to Dreamers this morning. In other slightly weird news, Trump and Schumer have agreed to work together to repeal the debt ceiling.

And then there’s Harvey and Irma (and no, I’m not talking about the cute couple in Spokane married 75 years), along with the fires darkening our skies. It’s an increasingly chaotic world, and we need camaraderie now more than ever, so grab a friend or neighbor and join us this Friday!

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under Group News, Local Happenings, Local Issues, National Issues, Upcoming Events

September 1, 2017

Guest speaker Dr Kathie Allen – Friday, Sept 8th

Join us as we welcome guest speaker Dr Kathie Allen, Democratic candidate for Utah’s 3rd congressional district! Read about where she stands on the issues here https://www.drkathieforcongress.com/issues/

When: Friday, Sept 8th from 6-9pm

Where: The back room of the Piper Down, 1492 S State St. (Street parking only – don’t park at the restaurant next door)

 

by @ 4:41 pm. Filed under Local Happenings, Local Issues, National Issues, Upcoming Events

July 6, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

Happy July, friends! What better way to celebrate getting halfway through the year than a toast to Jason Chaffetz’s vacant seat! Join Laura this Friday from 6 to 9 in the back room of the Piper Down.

A new report says 200,000 Utahns could lose their health care if Obamacare is repealed http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865684188/Groups-say-ACA-repeal-witho… And Mike Lee will be holding an electronic town hall meeting about health care reform on July 12th, so if you’re a constituent, let your voice be heard! http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865684268/Sen-Mike-Lee-to-hold-electr…

And don’t forget to buy your Saturday’s Voyeur tickets for July 21st! Tickets are discounted to $40 if you tell them you’re with Drinking Liberally, and we’ve got seats reserved on all of row C, and there might still be seats at tables RRR and BB. It’s selling out fast, so get your tickets fast! We’ll have the green room to pre-party ahead of the show too. Salt Lake Acting’s phone number is 801-363-7522

See you tomorrow!

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Check out “Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America,” an uplifting new book by Drinking Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs that shares stories of liberals living in conservative communities across the country. A fun read for liberals in red states, blue states, and in between.

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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June 30, 2017

Drinking Liberally tonight

Two quick reminders: 1. we’re having our regular meeting tonight in the back room of the Piper Down. And 2. Don’t forget to buy your Saturday’s Voyeur tickets! Tickets are discounted to $40 if you tell them you’re with Drinking Liberally, and we’ve got seats reserved on all of row C, and there might still be seats at tables RRR and BB. It’s selling out fast, so get your tickets fast! We’ll have the green room to pre-party ahead of the show too.

See you tonight,
Jeremiah

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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Reading Liberally SLC
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National Message

Check out “Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America,” an uplifting new book by Drinking Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs that shares stories of liberals living in conservative communities across the country. A fun read for liberals in red states, blue states, and in between.

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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June 22, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

It’s time to buy your Saturday’s Voyeur tickets! Come join us on Friday, July 21st for our annual outing to the hilarious musical satire. Tickets are discounted to $40 if you tell them you’re with Drinking Liberally, and we’ve got seats reserved on all of row C, plus 2 seats each at tables RRR and BB. It’s selling out fast, so call them at 801-363-7522 to get your tickets right away.


Senate republicans released their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, and it ain’t pretty. There are 4 senators who might sink the bill, including our own Mike Lee, though it sounds like their reasoning is because it doesn’t gut enough healthcare from citizens.

Locally, democrats chose a new party chair, Daisy Thomas, at convention last Saturday. They also nominated Kathie Allen as the Democratic candidate for Jason Chaffetz’s seat. Kathie is likely to face former state Rep Chris Herrod, who ran Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign last year. It seems like he has a bit of a maturity problem, but that hasn’t stopped Utahn’s from voting for someone before, at least not when they have an “R” next to their name.

Your hosts Laura and Jeremiah will see you tomorrow at Piper Down!

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National Message

Check out “Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America,” an uplifting new book by Drinking Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs that shares stories of liberals living in conservative communities across the country. A fun read for liberals in red states, blue states, and in between.

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

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June 15, 2017

Drinking Liberally June 16th

Howdy Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday night for our regular meetup in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 S. State St. starting at 6pm.

Soooooo much to talk about, there’s the shooting at the baseball practice of the republicans for the annual republican vs democrats Congressional baseball game. Where instead of having civilized discussions about guns it only seems to be igniting a further divide between the left and the right on the topic. Chaffetz ahead of his premature exit from his term at the end of the month is now out as head of the congressional oversight committee. The special counsel is investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the big headlines this week. So come down and have a drink or two of your favorite beverage and lets talk about the current goings on.

Be sure to mark your calendars for July 21st when we will have our annual Drinking Liberally outing! More details to come really soon.

See you Friday night,
Christian, Laura
Jason, Jeremiah

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
Reading Liberally SLC
Facebook
Twitter
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National Message

Check out “Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America,” an uplifting new book by Drinking Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs that shares stories of liberals living in conservative communities across the country. A fun read for liberals in red states, blue states, and in between.

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

by @ 8:15 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

June 8, 2017

Drinking Liberally Friday

The big topic of conversation this Friday at Drinking Liberally will no doubt be the Comey hearing. It didn’t sound good for Trump, but was somehow considered a “win” by Rep Chaffetz. Meanwhile in the villian’s lair – I mean the House – the majority voted to strip away many of the financial regulations put in place by Dodd-Frank that could keep us from another taxpayer funded bailout.

Mitt Romney is holding his annual E2 summit this weekend, and that means some big name politicians will be in town, like John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden. wait… nope, that’s correct, former VP Joe Biden.

Along with road construction season locally, it must be shenanigan season. The Trib points out that House Speaker Greg Hughes listing an umbrella company on his financial disclosure form, which makes it harder to identify potential conflicts of interest. There’s the race for Utah Democratic party chairperson. Then there’s the case of the Salt Lake County Recorder, which is just bananas. He seems to have come down with a bad case of Trumpcoherence, which is to say little coherence. He rarely goes into the office, and in fact he says he doesn’t really know who his chief deputy is. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681392/The-trouble-with-Gary-Ott.h… So you might get a little discouraged and think “Utahns will vote for whomever has an R by their name”, just know that Utahns would vote for a Democratic president as long as they’re fictional http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681358/In-new-fictional-presidenti…

So plenty to talk about, as always. Join Laura and Jeremiah this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down!

P.S. Put July 21st on your calendar to join us for our annual Drinking Liberally outing! More details to come.

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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May 25, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

We’re back this week! Join us this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6. However, we won’t be meeting June 2nd (next Friday). Piper Down is having their Pride Party that Friday.

Tomorrow we can talk about all the candidates vying for Chaffetz’s seat. I’m still wondering the real reason he’s vacating his seat. We’ll have to see what comes out of Strawberry C. In other local news, a new party has formed to be the party for centrist Utahns, called Utah United Party. The Drinking Liberally hosts have no intentions of starting a Drinking in the Middle of the Road chapter.

One last thing. Save the Date for Saturday’s Voyeur on July 21st! More details to come.

So come join Jeremiah and Laura tomorrow night!

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
Reading Liberally SLC
Facebook
Twitter

———————————————–
National Message

Check out “Blue in a Red State: The Survival Guide to Life in the Real America,” an uplifting new book by Drinking Liberally co-founder Justin Krebs that shares stories of liberals living in conservative communities across the country. A fun read for liberals in red states, blue states, and in between.

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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