Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

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July 30, 2015

Saturday’s Voyeur & DL Meetup

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow we have our annual group outing to attend Saturday’s Voyeur. For everyone who has bought their tickets, DL will have a group party in the green room before the show, beginning at 6:30 PM. Laura will bring some snacks, drinks and party favors but please treat this as a pot luck. Feel free to bring your own contributions to the food, liquor and party supply. The more, the merrier!

We will still have a host at our regular time and location 6:00 PM at Piper Down for those not attending Saturday’s Voyeur, in case you dislike change to the routine or if you are looking for an excuse to do something. Please drop by! A few weeks ago almost no one showed up and it got pretty boring for me and the wait staff.

In the News

Locally, in Big Cottonwood Canyon a developer neglected to get the proper permits before hiring a sub-contractor to cut down 40 trees. They walked the sub-contractor through the site, pointing out the 40 trees they wanted removed (but had neglected to get a permit for) then the contractor erroneously cut down more than double the number of trees they were contracted and paid for. When was the last time you ever heard of a contractor doing twice as much work as they bid on?

In national news, Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing, was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of an unarmed black motorist last month.

In world news, Turkey has begun airstrikes against ISIS (our enemy) and Kurdish forces (our allies) in Northern Iraq and Syria. For anyone still trying to understand the conflicts in the Middle East, this is more convoluted than the Battle of Five Armies in the Hobbit. For the sake of brevity, ask me about the issue at one of our meetups and I will try my best to outline who is fighting whom, where and why.

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July 24, 2015

Drinking Liberally on Pie and Beer Day

We’d like to thank Jackie Biskupski for coming out to talk with us last week! I (Jeremiah) wasn’t able to be there, but it looks like it was a packed house and I’m sure it was interesting.

I wasn’t there because I was in Phoenix for the Netroots Nation conference (where I ran into SLC DL’er Jenn!). Netroots is always interesting, but this year seemed especially so. On Friday morning we had an rousing keynote by Elizabeth Warren. Almost immediately afterward hundreds of us marched in protest of racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Joe had a helicopter hovering over us, likely for intimidation. There were counter protestors yelling racist things about immigrants, but our organizers were used to this and kept us walking right past them without incident.

But the real excitement came on Saturday during the Democratic Presidential candidate town hall. Martin O’Malley was on stage before Bernie Sanders, and not long into O’Malley’s Q&A, a line of demonstrators started marching toward the stage and chanting. I was on the opposite side of the room from the demonstrators, so it was unclear at first what it was about, but soon it became very clear: Black Lives Matter. It was a pretty powerful demonstration, and it was clear that both candidates were caught off guard – which is surprising if you’ve been following the media lately, especially the Sandra Bland case recently.

Anyway, join us tonight for our Pie and Beer Day edition where we celebrate Utah’s long history with beer. Piper Down of course has beer, and they also have a Shepherd’s Pie. It’s really just our regular meetup though.

Next Friday we’ll be doing our annual group trip to see Saturday’s Voyeur. If you’ve got your tickets, join us in the greenroom an hour before the show at 6:30.

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July 16, 2015

Drinking Liberally with SLC Mayoral Candidate Jackie Biskupski Tomorrow Night

Hey There Liberal Drinkers,

Join us tomorrow (Friday) night when we will have Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate Jackie Biskupski as our Drinking Liberally guest speaker. Seats will fill up fast so get there early, we will be in our usual spot in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 S. State St. starting at 6:00 pm with Jackie speaking a little bit later.

The following week on the 24th please join us for Pie & Beer Day. I’m not sure if there will actually be any pie but we know Piper Down has plenty of beer so that’s good enough for me, plus we’ll be there so it’ll be awesome!

Then the following week we will be doing our annual group trip to see Saturdays Voyeur. If you have your tickets, join us in the green room an hour before the show at 6:30. It will be a ton of fun!

See you tomorrow night!
Christian, Jeremiah
Jason, Laura

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July 9, 2015

Drinking Liberally with the Mayor!

Join us this tomorrow when we’ll have Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker out as our guest speaker. Our room in the back of Piper Down will likely get pretty packed, so it’d be wise to get there early. We’ll be there starting at 6, with the mayor speaking a little bit later.

The rest of the month is pretty busy for us too, with Jackie Biskupski joining us next week (July 17th) as another candidate for SLC mayor.

The next week, July 24th, we’re not doing anything special but it *will* be Pie & Beer day, the day when the whole state celebrates the journey of our forefather and foremother, Pie and Beer, across the rough American west. Pretty sure that’s how the story goes. Anyway, why not spend the holiday with us?

And then on the last Friday of July, we’ll be doing our annual group trip to see Saturday’s Voyeur. If you’ve got your tickets, join us in the green room an hour before the show at 6:30. It’ll be great.

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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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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July 2, 2015

Drinking Liberally, July 3rd

Hello everyone!

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, July 3rd.

Upcoming DL Schedule

Last week we had to postpone our visit from the second Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate, Jackie Biskupski, due to the historic SCOTUS ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 States! Jackie Biskupski has been rescheduled for July 17th.

We will have Mayor Becker, who is running for reelection as the Salt Lake City Mayor, join us on July 10th.

We will have a regular meeting with no guests on July 24th despite the holiday.

Then July 31st will be our annual group trip to see Saturday’s Voyeur. Our block of tickets are half gone already so if you want the discount, you must purchase them soon.

In The News

The first Salt Lake City Mayoral candidate debate was on Wednesday.

Whether you are a comedian or a Democrat, Presidential candidate Donald Trump isthe gift that keeps on giving.

BP has agreed to pay$18.7 Billion for their oil spill that destroyed the fishing and tourist industries for much of the Gulf of Mexico.

The future of the Euro Zone may hinge on the European response to what happens in Greece following a popular vote choosing to ignore concerning their default on their debt relief plan.

Finally, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team is facing off against Japan in the World Cup Finals on Sunday!!!

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening! Stay cool and stay hydrated.

Jason, Christian
Laura, Jeremiah

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from
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S. State Street).

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June 26, 2015

Drinking Liberally RESCHEDULED with Jackie Biskupski

Hi all,

Due to the historic Supreme Court decision this morning making same-sex marriage the law of the land!!!, Jackie Biskupski has asked if we could reschedule her appearance tonight, and we don’t blame her.

We’ll still be holding our Drinking Liberally meeting, it just won’t be with a guest speaker. We’ll keep you posted on details once we’ve rescheduled with Jackie.

Your hosts,
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Christian

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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.

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 25, 2015

Drinking Liberally with Jackie Biskupski!

Join us this week as we have guest speaker Jackie Biskupski, who is running for Salt Lake City Mayor. Grab your politically-interested friends and come hear her ideas on how to make Salt Lake better.

And then don’t miss the Mayor himself, Ralph Becker, when he joins us on July 10th!

Another thing you don’t want to miss is Saturday’s Voyeur with Drinking Liberally! In case you’ve never been, Saturday’s Voyeur is cabaret style musical satire about life, politics and religion in Utah. It’s not for the easily offended. This year our night is Friday, July 31st. Our official reservation holding period has come and gone, but if you can still get tickets for that night, join us in the green room for our pre-party starting at 6:30.

Before Jackie speaks, we’ll have plenty to talk about. There’s the horrendous shooting in South Carolina, which has spurned a long-overdue discussion about the confederate flag and other symbols of American oppression. And there’s the Senate’s passage of Fast Track, which Wall Street no doubt approves of. But of course there are also good things to talk about, like the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the tax subsidies that help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

So join us this Friday night in the back room of the Piper Down, starting at 6pm!
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
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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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June 18, 2015

Drinking Liberally This Friday 06/19 At Piper Down

Howdy Liberal Drinkers,

Join us this Friday night for our regularly scheduled meetup in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 S. State St.) from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. We have a ton to talk about, from Donald Trump joining the never ending list of Republican candidates while everyone, including those in his own party laugh. Jeb, don’t call me Bush it’s just Jeb has joined with other American conservative politicians that think The Pope (who is the head of the worlds largest religion and just happens to also have a masters degree in chemistry) doesn’t know what he is talking about and should stay quiet on climate change. Then there is the horrible racially motivated shooting in a Charelston, SC church last night, that still has me in shock. So come down and join the conversation for a drink or two or three…

Upcoming events:

Remaining SLC Mayoral Candidate nights

June 26: Jackie Biskupski

July 10: Ralph Becker

July 31 – Saturday’s Voyeur Our annual outing to Saturdays Voyuer.

Join us tomorrow night,
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.

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

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June 11, 2015

Drinking Liberally Friday

Thanks for everyone who came out and participated in our good discussion with Councilman and mayoral candidate Luke Garrott. And of course thanks to Luke for coming out to chat with us. Don’t miss:

Jackie Biskupski on June 26th, and
Mayor Ralph Becker on July 10th

Another thing you don’t want to miss is Saturday’s Voyeur with Drinking Liberally! In case you’ve never been, Saturday’s Voyeur is cabaret style musical satire about life, politics and religion in Utah. It’s not for the easily offended. This year our night is Friday, July 31st, and we’ll be having a pre-party in the greenroom starting at 6:30. But you have to get your tickets by June 24th (less than two weeks from today) to get the Drinking Liberally discount. So what are you waiting for???

This week we’ll be back to our regular antics in the back room of the Piper Down. Once again, there’s plenty to talk about, including the bad cop in McKinney, TX and the systemic racism that’s getting harder and harder for America to deny; Rupert Murdoch stepping down; and our own SLC Chief Burbank resigning. Or we can just scheme plans to disrupt Mitt Romney’s intimate gathering of the rich and powerful that starts today in Park City.

Welp, see you tomorrow!
Jeremiah, Laura,
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

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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June 4, 2015

Drinking Liberally, June 5th

Hello everyone!

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, June 5th. This week we will be joined by our first Salt Lake City Mayoral Candidate, Luke Garrott.

Luke is an associate professor at the University of Utah where he teaches in the political science department. Luke is serving in his second term representing District Four in the Salt Lake City Council where he is also the current City Council Chair. “Committed to fair and accountable government, urban living that is high quality, sustainable and affordable, and a city owned by its citizens”.

www.facebook.com/LukeforMayorSLC

Upcoming Dates

June 26: Jackie Biskupski

July 10: Ralph Becker

July 31 – Saturday’s Voyeur Our annual outing to Saturdays Voyuer.

In the News

After failing to reauthorize key-components of the Patriot Act last Sunday, on Tuesday the Senate scrambled and passed theslightly less Orwellian Freedom Act that curtails some of the intelligence services’ ability to blanketly collect metadata and requires a warant from the FISA court. It is a start…

Utah is last in per-pupil spending again but we should feel fine and have faith, according to Brad Smith, our Superintendent of schools.

Rep. Ken Ivory may be in a bit of trouble over money and his anti-federal land efforts.

and finally, theUtah Pride Festival is this weekend.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

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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