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May 26, 2016

Drinking Liberally this Friday

Join us this Friday for another round of Drinking Liberally! As always, we’ll be in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6.

Before we get into the news of the week, put July 22nd on your calendar. Because that’s the night we’ll be doing our annual outing to Saturday’s Voyeur! More details to come so stay tuned.

This week, the Taliban leader in Afghanistan was killed by a US drone. But then shortly after, the Taliban announced they’ve already got a new leader.

In Utah-ish news: after Jason Chaffetz emberrassed the Secret Service, the Secret Service set out to embarrass Chaffetz by leaking information about his failed attempt to become a Secret Service agent years ago. Well now, 41 Secret Service staff have been disciplined in the media leak.

Speaking of embarrasing, Utah is one of the 11 states suing the Obama administration over “federal overreach” regarding Obama’s transgender bathroom directive. Some politicians have said it’s more about the federal overreach than it is about the bathroom issue, but we all know that if Obama had mandated that states install corporations into their legislature, these same states would NOT be protesting.

In potentially good news, the Huntsman family says their purchase of the Salt Lake Tribune to close by Wednesday, which would put our paer back into local hands. They’ve said they plan to keep Terry Orme as editor, and even say they want honest journalism. So let’s hope!

Anyway, see you tomorrow!
Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Christian

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May 19, 2016

Drinking Liberally Friday May 20th

Dear Drinking Liberals,

Please join us tomorrow night at our usual watering hole Piper Down 1492 S State St starting at 6pm in the back bar.

Plenty to go over this week, like the conservatives continuing push of bigoted legislation, the house passed a National Defense Authorization Act bill that includes authorization of government contractors to fire any employee for being LGBT. A house panel voted against releasing to the public taxpayer funded reports. The republicans can’t decide if they support or don’t support Trump, they keep changing their minds. John Kasich has come out this week and stated that he would not accept a VP spot with Trump nor endorse him at this time. Speaking of Trumps VP, he has tapped the same lawyer from the McCain campaign to vet his VP pick. This is the same guy who vetted Sarah Palin and though she would make a good VP. Mitt Romney has ended his attempt to recruit a third party candidate to compete against Trump.

The Democrats are in the home stretch with 933 delegates up for grabs in the next few weeks. Regardless of the outcome, I know that I’m pretty excited to see how it plays out as I have never been witness to this type of presidential primary race.

So get down to Piper Down tomorrow and have a drink or two of whatever your favorite beverage is and lets talk politics!

See You Friday Night,
Christian, Laura
Jeremiah, Jason

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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May 13, 2016

Drinking Liberally tonight!

A late reminder, so unlike this presidential election, we’ll keep this short and sweet. Join us tonight for Drinking Liberally! As always, we’ll be in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6:00.

See you tonight!
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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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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May 5, 2016

Drinking Liberally, May 6th

Hello everyone!

A big thank you to all the candidates that joined us last week who are running for various offices in Millcreek!

Hopefully everyone is not too tired from celebrating Wednesday’s Star Wars holiday (May the Fourth be with you!) and Cinco De Mayo, to join us tomorrow, Friday May 6th, for our regularly scheduled Drinking Liberally meet up. As usual, we will be in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street) from 6:00-9:00 PM.

In The News

It looks like, barring any last minute crazy convention shenanigans, Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for President. And the GOP establishment is experiencing a severe case of buyers remorse. The next several months (or years) of American politics are going to make Game of Thrones look reasonable by comparison!

Former Utah Senator, Bob Bennett, has passed away. Despite being about as conservative as Republicans come during his time, he is now remembered as a “moderate” by today’s standards.

Perhaps of special interest to long-time DL member Ray, tens of thousands have been forced to evacuate as Alberta, Canada is on fire.

and…

Israel has rejected a proposed record $40 Billion aid package from the United States. It seems they want more.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Piper tomorrow evening. Let’s have a couple of drinks and take bets on potential Vice President candidates!

Jason, Christian
Laura, Jeremiah

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

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.

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April 28, 2016

Drinking Liberally with Millcreek candidates

It was just last year that voters decided to make Millcreek township Salt Lake County’s 17th city. That makes Millcreek the 10th largest city, and a number of you probably live there. So come meet the Millcreek candidates! Running for mayor, we’ll have Becky Moss and JoAnne Wong, and representatives from the Scott Howell and Jeff Sivestrini campaigns. And for city council, we’ll have Seraya Armirthalingam. As always we’ll be meeting from 6-9, with the candidates speaking from about 7:15 until 8:30. Although Jeff Sivestrini’s representative has a prior commitment so will be speaking at 6:30.

Before and after the speakers we’ll have time to talk about the news of the week. Like how former inmates in Virginia are getting the right to vote – about 200,000 of them. Speaking of inmates, serial child molester (the judge’s words) Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. This despite people like the former house majority leader, Tom DeLay, writing a letter to the judge saying Hastert is a man of “strong faith” and “great integrity”. Because we all know DeLay knows about great integrity.

Or we can talk about the presidential election, if you’re not already bored of it. Cruz and Kasich made a deal to try to keep Trump from winning, though after the latest round of primaries, I don’t know how effective they’ll be. Then there’s the news of Cruz picking Carly Fiorina to be his VP should he win the ticket. Hmm.

In better news, the city of Cleveland has agreed to pay the family of Tamir Rice $6 million for the incident in which an officer shot and killed the 12 year old Tamir. However, no officers have been indicted, and Cleveland didn’t admit any wrongdoing. In fact, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association is hoping that the Rice family use part of their money on youth firearm education!

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April 21, 2016

Drinking Liberally this Friday

Well, Utah has made international news again. This time it’s for – as NY Mag’s The Cut puts it, “Single-Handedly End[ing] Pornography Usage With Resolution Declaring Porn Bad” The resolution, as you might remember, was submitted by Sen. Todd Weiler, who feels like we’ve got a public health crisis on our hands. And in the sexually repressed pockets of our state, that may very well be true. But doesn’t it seem like we’ve got even bigger health crises in our state, like prescription drug abuse, or our air quality? I mean if you want to talk about protecting the children, as Sen. Weiler does, what could have more of a direct impact on our children than cleaning up the harmful air they breathe? I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

However silly/harmful our legislature is sometimes, it’s worth pointing out when they’ve done well. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was in town this week and had Sen. Jim Debakis and Equality Utah Executive Director Troy Williams on her show, and they talked about the Utah Compromise. Or as Troy Williams puts it, the Utah Collaboration. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/4/19/as_anti_lgbt_laws_sweep_us

In other local news, the Huntsman family has stepped up to purchase the Salt Lake Tribune. We have yet to see what this will mean for the Trib, but it seems much better for the paper than being owned by a New York hedge fund.

If that’s not enough to talk about this Friday, there’s also the tragic news about the latest migrant ship capsizing, with as many as 500 people drowning. Or Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week. Or closer to home again, we could talk about the three people charged in the Flint water crises – and how the governor is yet to even be questioned. Or in good news, Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20.

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April 14, 2016

Drinking Liberally Friday April 15th

Howdy Liberals,

Join us this Friday the 15th for our regular meetup in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 S State St starting at 6pm.

Plenty to talk about after the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate (taking place as I type this) leading up to the New York Primary next Tuesday. The primaries are continuing to heat up on both sides. The Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Arizona Democratic Party are planning to sue the state of Arizona over the primary voting fiasco and disenfranchised voters there. The Republicans are still refusing to hold hearings on Obama’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Even though Ken Starr, of the 90’s Clinton probe fame (and Reagan appointee) has said that they should. Locally there is the Democratic state convention next week and the Utah state GOP stating they will not comply with a State Supreme Court decision on who gets to decide how a candidate enters a race for office. So come down and have a drink of your favorite beverage and discuss the current state of affairs.

Coming up on April 29th we have Candidate Night:
Voters chose last year to make the Millcreek township, Salt Lake County’s 17th city!
The new 10th-largest city will be electing its first Mayor and City Council. Come meet those liberal candidates!

See you tomorrow night,
Christian, Laura
Jason, 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).

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Reading Liberally SLC
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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.

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April 7, 2016

Drinking Liberally this Friday

First, thanks to the candidates Kim Bowman and Catherine Kanter for joining us last week. We had a good turnout, and hopefully you better know who you’ll support for the for that at large county council seat.

This week will be a regular gathering, in which we talk about all the issues of the day. Like Paypal canceling its plan to open a big operation center in Charlotte because the North Carolina legislature built LGBT discrimination into law. Or like the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold one person, one vote!

Of course there’s the other big news of the week: ASSLaw. Ok, not that. I’m talking about the Panama Papers. This leak has to have many rich and powerful people sweating. It’ll be very interesting to see how this continues to unfold.

See you tomorrow!
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,
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.

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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March 31, 2016

Drinking Liberally, April 1, w/SL County Council Candidates!

Hello everyone!

We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend! We will be having our meetup tomorrow evening, Friday April 1, in the back room at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Due to last minute personal issues one of our guest speakers scheduled for last week had to postpone. Therefore we will be having them join us this week! We’ll have candidates Catherine Kanter http://kanterforcouncil.com/ and Kim Bowman http://electkimbowman.com/ who are running for At Large SL County Council seat come and talk to us.

News

The news this week has been mostly tragic oversees with multiple terrorist bombings in places like Baghdad, Lahore, Ankara and continued coverage of the Brussels attack. In the Presidential race, Trump continues to attack women and the rhetoric all around is getting more and more heated. Locally, the Utah Democratic Party is dealing with some angry opinions concerning their superdelegates and who they intend to vote for at convention.

So, join us tomorrow and listen to our guests and come with a few questions or concerns you may have about County government. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Jason, Christian
Laura, Jeremiah

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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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.

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March 24, 2016

Drinking Liberally with candidates!

Well, did you all cast your vote in the presidential primaries and stick around for the caucus? Wasn’t it great to see so many people out exercising their right to vote?? And what about the results – were you surprised by the way your fellow Utahns voted? We can discuss all this and more (Cuba, Belgium, etc) this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down!

But get there early tomorrow for this discussion, because we’ll have candidates Catherine Kanter http://kanterforcouncil.com/ and Kim Bowman http://electkimbowman.com/ who are running for At Large SL County Council seat. As you know, local elections are just as important, if not more important, than federal elections. So join us!

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).

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.

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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