Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

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December 1, 2016

Drinking Liberally Meetup, Friday December 2

Hello everyone!

We hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving. Please join us tomorrow evening for our regularly scheduled gathering in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street) from 6:00-9:00 PM.

One thing we may wish to talk about is Trump’s growing list of Cabinet picks. I know the word has become overused as late but doesn’t it fit the definition of “basket of deplorables” perfectly? I mean statistically, doesn’t he have to eventually accidentally pick someone decent and qualified?

Or we can talk about how Trump “saved” 1000 Carrier air conditioning jobs in Indianapolis. Isn’t 1000 jobs less than half the manufacturing jobs Carrier was moving to Mexico? Didn’t the GOP heavily criticize the Obama administration for using incentives to try and influence industry? How much do you want to bet the $7 Million is only the tip of the iceberg and Trump offered a whole lot more that will be slowly revealed in time? He also provided a blueprint for every other midsize company in America on how to secure tax breaks above and beyond the already corporate friendly environment. They just have to threaten to outsource and the Trump administration will give them everything they could ask for.

In local news, Lamb’s grill may close down entirely due to the DABC and the asinine rules the Utah legislature imposes on businesses that sell legal alcoholic beverages to consenting adults. Small government, right?

Also, Fidel Castro died. Depending on the source, he was either an anti-imperialist hero or a worse dictator than Hitler and Stalin combined. I suspect the truth is somewhere in between but that discussion probably won’t be feasible for another couple of decades.

Anyway, we hope you will join us tomorrow evening!

Jason, Christian
Jeremiah, Laura

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November 25, 2016

Drinking Liberally tonight!

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! And hopefully you managed to stay out of angry fights with your racist uncle. Speaking of, some of you who’ve spent time with family here in the state might be needing some interaction with the community of liberals you’re no doubt more thankful for now. Well you’re in luck, because we’ll be meeting tonight in our usual spot at the Piper Down starting at 6pm. Laura will be bringing some postcards to send to our president-elect. So come join us!

It might be jumping the gun a bit, but I’m already thinking of my resolutions for the new year. Like writing my legislators more, and getting comfortable calling them. A lot. For instance, I’ll be calling and writing Jason Chaffetz to urge him to open an investigation into the unprecedented conflicts of interest the president-elect will be going into the presidency with. DailyKos has a good template letter. Chaffetz certainly knows a thing or two about opening investigations, and he’s claimed he’d go after corruption in either party, so we’ll see how serious he is about this.

See you all tonight!
Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Christian

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November 17, 2016

Drinking Liberally Friday November 18th

Hello,

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

I wish i had something witty and funny to put in this paragraph but i’m still recovering from the election result hangover. The news isn’t helping with the reports of who lord Cheeto is selecting for his cabinet and transition team. Including selecting a white nationalist, claims of creating a muslim registry and honestly so many disheartening things i just can’t list them all right now. We are in for a bumpy ride the next few years that is for sure.

So come down and have a drink or two of whatever your favorite beverage is and unwind while we discuss the weeks events. Especially if your situation is anything like mine and you have to bite your tongue all week.

See you this Friday night,
Christian, Laura,
Jason, 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.

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 10, 2016

Drinking Liberally now more than ever

Well, the most qualified woman in the world lost to the least qualified man in the world. It seems like 2+ decades of attacks on Hillary finally paid off for the right, thanks in no small part (at least recently) to our own Jason Chaffetz. We now have a president-elect Trump thanks to 26% of eligible voters. Michigan appears to have gone to Trump because 110,133 people didn’t vote for anyone for President. Wisconsin went to Trump by just 27,000 votes, thanks in part to the fact that 300,000 people were turned away due to strict voter ID laws (remember, the Voting Rights Act was gutted two years ago).

So what does this mean? It means we’ve got some challenges ahead of us, politically and socially. Based on some reports on social media, it means we’ve got to look out for our fellow citizens (and non-citizens) who are likely targets of hate crimes and report that hate. If you’ve got the means, support the institutions that provide for the common good, like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the NAACP and their Legal Defense Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center, and so many more.

And it also means we need Drinking Liberally now more than ever. Besides being a place to commiserate over our defeats, it’s a place to find new energy. To meet other people concerned about the same things you are, and plant the seeds of change.

Join us tomorrow and we can talk more about these federal elections – which get all the attention, but also the state and local elections which often even more important.

Last but not least, thanks to Professor Tim Chambless for coming out to speak to us last week!

See you Friday,
Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Christian

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November 3, 2016

Drinking Liberally Meetup Friday, November 4th

Join us in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street) from 6:00-9:00 PM, tomorrow, Friday November 4th, where we will have Dr. Tim Chambless of the Political Science Department at the University of Utah join us.

Let’s have real conversations about the things that really matter!

Do the debates actually impact voting?
Is Mitt Romney still relevant?
Does Doug Owens have a chance to beat Mia Love?
What will politics look like on Nov 9th?
Anything but Trump. (well maybe a little bit)

So bring your questions and join the discussion!

Mine is going to be, “Trump and Clinton are in a virtual dead heat, less than a week before the election. What the Hell is wrong with people in this country?” Followed by, “Same question only substitute the word ‘Parties’ for ‘people’ in the sentence.”

In the News

This time next week we will have a new President-elect and we will either be celebrating or perhaps, packing our bags. It may be close…I hear Slovenia is nice!

The current President seems to be punting on taking any firm stand in support of the native water protectors at the DAPL.

Our own Rebecca Chavez-Houckreceived an endorsement from one other than President Obama!

Oh yeah, in case you forgot, we are still actively fighting in at least six countries right now. Two American soldiers and at least 26 civilians died in Afghanistan this week.

On that downer, we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! Come early and secure you seat. Every time we have Dr. Chambliss it is an interesting and informative discussion.

Jason, Christian
Jeremiah, Laura

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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October 27, 2016

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

Mark your calendar for next Friday, November 4th, as we’ll have Dr. Tim Chambless of the Political Science Department at the University of Utah:

Let’s have real conversations about the things that really matter!

So bring your questions and join the discussion next week with one of DL’s most popular guest speakers.


Let’s see, what do we have to talk about this week? More media consolidation if AT&T buys Time Warner. The protests in Poland over the efforts of the conservative leaders there to tighten their already restrictive abortion laws. France moving more than 6,000 people (aid groups say it’s more like 8,300 with 1,200 of them being unaccompanied minors) from a makeshift refugee camp called “the jungle”. There was the assault on police cadets in Pakistan that left at least 70 dead and 100 wounded, with ISIS taking credit.

Closer to home, the Bundy brothers were acquitted of federal conspiracy and weapons charges. BYU has offered Honor Code amnesty for anyone reporting sexual assault. This and other changes are due in part to some great reporting that The Salt Lake Tribune has been doing around the uphill battle women on campus have had when reporting sexual assault. Rep Chaffetz, after pulling his endorsement for Trump, has now backtracked and said he’ll still vote for him. Oh, and the LDS church has created https://mormonandgay.lds.org/, with tips for parents of gay and lesbian children, supportive videos and statements from church leaders preaching an approach of love and inclusion. Hooray for steps forward, however small!

See you Friday!
Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Christian

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October 20, 2016

Drinking Liberally Friday October 21st

Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday for our regular meetup in our usual spot in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 South State starting at 6pm.

Join me Friday while we unwind from the week and have a few of our favorite beverages and discuss the weeks events. We have a lot to talk about with Wednesday nights 3rd and final presidential debate now behind us and all of the campaigns in the final stretches as we are only 2 and a half weeks away from election night.

Also mark your calendars for November 4th, as we’ll have Dr. Tim Chambless of the Political Science Department at the University of Utah:

Let’s have real conversations about the things that really matter!

Do the debates actually impact voting?
Is Mitt Romney still relevant?
Does Doug Owens have a chance to beat Mia Love?
What will politics look like on Nov 9th?
Anything but Trump. (well maybe a little bit)

So in 2 weeks bring your questions and join the discussion with one of DL’s most popular guest speakers.

See You This Friday Night,
Christian, Jeremiah
Laura, 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
Flickr

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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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October 13, 2016

Drinking Liberally this Friday

First things first: due in part to the busy schedules of our local candidates leading up to the election, we’ve decided to not have our planned candidate night. BUT, mark your calendar for November 4th, as we’ll have Dr. Tim Chambless of the Political Science Department at the University of Utah:

Let’s have real conversations about the things that really matter!

So in 3 weeks bring your questions and join the discussion with one of DL’s most popular guest speakers.


This week we can talk about the news of the week. Like Clinton’s proposal to change the refundability threshold for the child tax credit, therefore helping the very poorest families. Or the presidential polling numbers coming out of Utah showing an even split between Clinton and Trump, with a strong surge by our homegrown candidate, Evan McMullin. Or we can talk local candidates, how we think they’re doing. It’s not long now until the election.

See you Friday!
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.

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October 6, 2016

Drinking Liberally, October, 7th Meetup

Hello everyone!

Join us tomorrow, October 7th, from 6:00-9:00 PM, in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 South State Street) for our regular meetup that may or may not include several drinks. I find a direct correlation between my amount of alcohol consumption and the amount of weekly exposure to Donald Trump related media. What about you?

IN THE NEWS

This week the big news is hurricane Matthew hurricane Matthew predicted to hit about half the eastern seaboard before looping around to hit Florida second time. Gov. Lurch… I mean Rick Scott, wants everyone to know that it has nothing to do with global warming.

Then there is a complete meltdown between U.S. and Russian relations, especially in Syria. Unfortunately there is at least a quarter Million people trapped in Aleppo right now that are kinda relying on some kind of negotiated peace plan in order to live. For more on the topic of Aleppo, check out the documentary titled‘The White Helmets’ ‘The White Helmets’ about a group nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace prize.

Locally the big news is the SLCPD Operation Diversion in the Rio Grande neighborhood. The status quo there is untenable but far-reaching sweeps also have a tendency towards infringing on Civil Liberties. So, let’s keep a close eye on the situation and hope they are being careful!

UPCOMING

Mark your calendar now for Candidate Night on October 28th. Invitations are out; so far Charlene Albarran, 2nd Congressional District has accepted. More to come! We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Jason, Christian,
Jeremiah, Laura

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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September 29, 2016

Drinking Liberally to close out your September

Hi liberals!

Join us tomorrow in the back room of the Piper Down for our regular Drinking Liberally meetup! Plenty has happened in the last week that we could talk about, but who are we kidding? We’ll probably mostly talk about the first presidential debate. And the first (and only?) gubernatorial debate. But there was also a government shutdown that nearly happened AGAIN. Also, Obama vetoed a bill that would allow families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, but congress overrode that veto. And now congress is saying the bill is flawed and needs some fixing. Oy.

Mark your calendar now for Candidate Night on October 28th. Invitations are out; so far Charlene Albarran, 2nd Congressional District has accepted. More to come!

Jason, Christian,
Jeremiah, 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
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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