Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

Promoting democracy in Utah one pint at a time.

January 22, 2015

Drinking Liberally + laughs

Laughing Liberals,

Join us this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down as we welcome Quick Wits, who will be doing some political improv. These guys are willing to perform for us for just drinks/tips, so bring a few bucks and show them some Drinking Liberally love, won’t you?

We’ll also have time to talk about the State of the Union speech, Boehner’s invitation to have Netanyahu address congress just a couple weeks before Israeli elections, former House Speaker Becky Lockhart’s sudden passing, or whatever else we feel like chatting about.

So we’ll see you tomorrow night!
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Christian

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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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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January 15, 2015

Drinking Liberally This Friday 01/16 At Piper Down

Greetings Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday for another round of Drinking Liberally in the back bar at Piper Down 1492 s. State St. from 6:30 to 9:30 for our regular Friday night meetup.

Make sure to mark your calenders for next weeks (the 23rd) night with the Quick Wits comedy improv group coming out to do some interactive political improv. It is sure to be a lot of fun so don’t miss it.

Until then, we have a lot to talk about this week so don’t miss out. I hope to see you all there.

See you tomorrow,
Christian, Jason
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

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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Living Liberally | 151 West 46th Street, 8th Fl | New York, NY 10036 | United States

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January 8, 2015

Drinking Liberally

Greetings Drinking Liberals,

Join us this Friday for another round of Drinking Liberally. It sounds like President Obama is set to announce two free years of community college for students, which is big news!

The attack of the satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo in Paris is also big news, but for another reason, unfortunately. The French government are calling it a terrorist act, but luckily neither the French nor other satirists are giving in to being terrorized.

NOT big news, though it should be, is the bombing of an NAACP office in Colorado Springs.

So we’ll have plenty to talk about tomorrow. And then in two weeks (the 23rd) we’ll laugh, as we’ll have the Quick Wits comedy improv group coming out to do some interactive political improv. So put that on your calendar and join us!

See you tomorrow starting at 6:30!
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Christian

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

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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January 2, 2015

Drinking Liberally, Tonight!

Join us this evening, Friday January 2nd, for the first regular Drinking Liberally meetup of the year! As usual we will be in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 South, State St) from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Coming up we will get back to having a few guest speakers. January 23rd we will be doing interactive political improv with Quick Wits. We will have more details soon.

In retrospect, 2014 was a very contentious year locally, nationally and globally. Police use of deadly force captured headlines from Missouri to New York to Utah, sparking protests and counter-protests. Gay marriage rapidly spread across the country. The U.S. economy is booming while the oil market is in free fall. people engaged in public displays of protest to a much greater extent than we have seen in decades and war and conflict greatly expanded. Here are a few highlights, or low lights depending on your perspective:

Year in Review

The year began with the Winter Olympic in Sochi Russia amid controversy surrounding the country’s intensely repressive anti-gay laws and the ridiculously shoddy construction of the Olympic facilities.

February saw a Western-friendly coup in Ukraine quickly followed by the Russian annexation of Crimea. Eventually a civil war erupted in Eastern Ukraine with the West supporting the new Ukrainian government and Russia supporting the separatists. The conflict got wider attention in July when a Malaysian passenger airliner was mistakenly shot down. The civil war is still ongoing, though it has settled into a stalemate.

March saw the UN’s International Court of Justice declare Japan’s Antarctic whaling illegal. Locally, the Count My Vote initiative was tweaked and passed as SB54, potentially fundamentally changing how candidates for political office are selected. The Utah GOP is currently suing to block it.

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December 26, 2014

Last Drinking Liberally of the year

Join us tonight for the last Drinking Liberally meeting of 2014. Some things we’ll be celebrating:
* The end of another calendar year
* Making it through the holidays without going crazy
* Boxing Day

Things we won’t be celebrating:
* The 2016 Presidential election campaigning already underway
* The Utah congressional delegation
* Congress in general
* Democrats caving, yet again, in the War On Christmas

But in all seriousness, some great things have happened this year and Utah is becoming a better place to live because of the progress made by liberals like you. This year at Drinking Liberally we’ve welcomed a lot of new liberals (hooray!), and together with our regulars we’ve continued to be the weekly outlet for liberals hatching plans, celebrating victories, and commiserating in defeats here in our little red state. Let’s do it again next year!

See you tonight at 6:30,
Jeremiah, Laura, and 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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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.

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

December 18, 2014

Drinking Liberally, December 19th

Join us tomorrow, December 19th, for our regularly scheduled meetup. As usual we will be in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 South, State St.) from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Coming up soon we will get back to having a few guest speakers. Keep January 23rd in mind, we will be doing interactive political improv with Quick Wits.

In the news

The Utah State Prison relocation is becoming a fiasco. While all the developers and their buddies in the Utah legislature were busy salivating over the value of the land under the current prison, they neglected to consider that no one wants a new prison in their neighborhood.

After more than 50 years of sanctions, the United States and Cuba are going to normalize diplomatic relations. What does this mean? Not to be too cynical but I think this means the Democrats are conceding the Cuban American vote in Florida to the GOP and now, unburdened by that special interest group, are shedding ridiculous Cold War policies.

In the most bizarre set of circumstances, North Korea seems to have threatened to go to war with Sony Studios over the terrible looking Seth Rogan/James Franco comedy “The Interview” North Korea may be behind the massive hack of the movie company’s computer system too. Sony has backed down and shelved the movie.

and finally…

Most Americans are okay with torture. Go Freedom!!! While very disturbing, I am afraid to find out if the people who support this gross violation of Human Rights are aware that 25% of the people we detained during the “Global War on Terror” were innocent, falsely accused or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Dick Cheney doesn’t mind.

We look forward to talking about this and other things tomorrow at Piper Down. We hope to see you there!

by @ 6:24 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

December 11, 2014

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

It’s time again for Drinking Liberally! Join us this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6:30 (until about 9:30) as we discuss the events of the moment. Like America’s use of torture, and Dick Cheney’s defense of it.

And I’m sure we’ll have some happier things to talk about too. See you tomorrow!
Jeremiah, Laura,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

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
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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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Living Liberally | 151 West 46th Street, 8th Fl | New York, NY 10036 | United States

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December 4, 2014

Drinking Liberally Dec. 5th

Join us tomorrow, Friday December 5th, for our regular DL gathering in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 South, State Street) from 6:30-9:30 PM.

This week we can talk about the 2015 Salt Lake City Mayor’s race. So far we have Ralph Becker running for a third term and City Councilman Luke Garrott in the race (both past DL guests) with former State Representative Jackie Biskupski and former Mayor Rocky Anderson both looking at getting in too. Throw in the eventual GOP candidate(s) and we may have a wild election season ahead of us.

We can also talk about the proposed locations for the new prison.

But, perhaps this week’s biggest discussion topic is the protests following the one-two gut punch of the grand juries failing to indict white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and Eric Gardner in New York. Jon Stewert may have said it best on The Daily Show:


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We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening!

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

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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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November 28, 2014

Drinking Liberally decompression

Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas shopping season has been kicked off by black Friday, already in full swing. Both are reasons you may need to decompress, and what better way to do it than with a drink with your friends at Drinking Liberally?

Join us tonight in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6:30!
Laura, Jeremiah,
Jason, Casey,
Christian, Kelly Jo

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

———————————————–
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.

Unsubscribe from future messages from Living Liberally.

Living Liberally | 151 West 46th Street, 8th Fl | New York, NY 10036 | United States

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November 21, 2014

Weekly DL Reminder

Join us tomorrow, Friday November 21st for our regular DL gathering in the back bar at Piper Down (1492 South, State Street)from 6:30-9:30 PM.

We can talk about the surprise loss of three House seats for the Utah Democrats after all the election results were counted. Now the GOP super-majority just got more super. Or would you say, more major?

Or we could talk about the President’s speech tonight promising an executive order on immigration reform. The President just spent 15 minutes saying “If Congress had done their job, I wouldn’t have to do this!” Then conservative heads around the country exploded as if Millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, “Amnesty!”. Expect to hear talk in the coming days of imperial Obama ruling by fiat and death panels and ebola and socialism!

Then there is John Swallow getting his own trial, separate from Shurtleff but now charged with another felony.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening!

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

———————————————–
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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