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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.

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