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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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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).

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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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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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March 17, 2016

Drinking Liberally March 18th

Hello Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday night for our regular meetup in the back bar of Piper Down 1492 s state st, starting at 6pm.

With the presidential primary heating up to a level i have never witnessed in my lifetime, we have so much to discuss. With the hotly contested races we actually have candidates focusing some efforts on our state with the upcoming caucuses next Tuesday the 22nd. Obama just announced his nominee to the Supreme Court and despite being a moderate whom several key republicans including our very own Senator Hatch have stated that he is a very qualified man, they have all agreed that they will not even meet with him.

So whether you are wanting a post St Patty’s Day drink and good discussion, or coming from the Bernie Sanders town hall meeting at Heritage Park and want some people to talk to about it, or maybe even the John Kasich one at the U of U, hey we won’t judge (or will we?) :) or maybe just because it’s Friday and we are good people who love to talk current events and politics. Whatever your reason for joining us, just do, it’ll be fun.

Next week on the 25th we will have some guest speakers, the candidates for At Large SL County Council seat. Catherine Kanter http://kanterforcouncil.com/ and Kim Bowman http://electkimbowman.com/

See you Friday 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).

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.

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March 10, 2016

Drinking Liberally after the session

Well we’re just hours away from Sine Die in this year’s legislature. A lot has happened, as you might imagine. Republicans now control every Utah legislative committee, because policy-making groupthink is the best!

The medical marijuana bills are dead. Senator Madsen, the sponsor of one of the bills, even said he planned to move to South America where he’d have more freedom. The surviving bill ultimately died because it would’ve cost $800,000, despite the fact that it would’ve helped thousands of Utahns suffering with chronic pain. But the legislature were fine with a $53 MILLION “investment” of taxpayer dollars to fund a coal port in California. Of course there was a little hand-greasing going on there.

The primaries are coming up on the 22nd (one day after the Republican debate in SLC), and the Trib has a handy little guide on how to vote in Utah. Republicans are expecting 200k voters, Democrats are expecting 50k voters. Another interesting note, there are thirty-seven delegates up for grabs on the Democratic side, which will be split proportionately as long as both candidates earn at least 15 percent of the vote.

In semi-national news, Mike Lee has endorsed Ted Cruz, which makes sense because they’re the duo behind the government shutdown of 2013.

Coming up in two weeks, on March 25: We’ll have candidates Catherine Kanter http://kanterforcouncil.com/ and Kim Bowman http://electkimbowman.com/ for At Large SL County Council seat.

So join us tomorrow where we’ll have PLENTY to talk about after this year’s legislative session. In the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6!

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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Reading Liberally SLC
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March 3, 2016

Drinking Liberally, March 4th

Hello Everyone!

Thank You to Lisa Allcott, Jenny Wilson and Rachel Cowell for speaking to us about the Hillary Campaign last week. This month on March 25th, we will have CandidatesCatherine Kanter andKim Bowman for At Large Salt Lake County Council seat join us.

In the upcoming weeks we will also be scheduling other candidates for different races so keep an eye out for future announcements either here or on the Facebook page.

This week we will be having our regular meetup in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 South State Street) from 6:00 -9:00 PM.

In The News

This week in Salt Lake City we made international news with a controversial police shooting, a riot and an organized protest.

Mittens took off the gloves and said some very not-nice things about Donald Trump.

And last night the GOP held round eleven of their continuing circus side show/pissing contest they loosely refer to as “debates”. Someone was call;ed a liar. Someone else called him a liar, liar back. Someone else blamed the democrats for making them lie. And so on.

I am sure we have a lot to discuss. We hope to see everyone there 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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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 @ 11:34 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

February 25, 2016

Drinking Liberally with the Hillary Clinton campaign

This week we’re welcoming the local Hillary Clinton campaign to Drinking Liberally! They’ll be there around 7, and hopefully they come with yard signs and bumper stickers for anyone interested. Super Tuesday is right around the corner, so they may have information on how you can help her campaign if you’re a supporter.

Hillary won in the latest caucus in Nevada, but so did Trump on the Republican side. And Trump has David Duke’s support, so that’s the crowd Hillary will be up against if those Nevada wins both translate to the general election. Of course there’s another Republican debate tonight, so Trump still has a chance to say something so stupid that he drops… just kidding. The stupider things he says, the more support he has. Conversely, Jeb Bush ran a pretty reasonable-by-current-Republican-standards campaign, and now he’s out.

This Grand Obstructionist Party has made a pledge that they will not even consider any Supreme Court justice nominee to replace justice Scalia. The Utah Senator from Pennsylvania, Orrin Hatch, even got pulled aside by President Obama to discuss confirming a new justice in a timely manner, but Hatch is committed to his obstructionism.

Locally the legislature is in session, and… where to begin? First some good news: a bill to legalize medical marijuana has passed the senate, and now faces discussion in the house. Sen. Jim Debakis wants to turn Columbus Day into Indigenous People’s Day. Eagle Forum head Gayle Ruzicka opposes this, saying “Christopher Columbus is a hero to a lot of people, I think we have a right to feel that way about Christopher Columbus.”

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