Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

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September 7, 2017

Dr. Kathie Allen this Friday

Tomorrow night (Friday the 8th) we’ve got guest speaker Dr. Kathie Allen, the Democratic challenger for the congressional district 3 seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz. If you’ve seen her in the news or on social media but haven’t heard her in person, now is your chance. http://utahdemocrats.org/our-dems/kathie-allen/

We’ll be in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6pm, with Dr. Allen speaking closer to 7-7:15. Be there early for reasonable parking (it’s all street parking, in case you haven’t been to Piper Down before) and to secure a seat.

There’s plenty in the news to talk about, including nurse Wubbels who was manhandled and arrested by a SLC police officer, the video of which made national and international news. Speaking of national news, we’ve got Facebook revealing that they sold ads to a Russian troll farm during the presidential campaign, with the ads mostly amplifying divisive issues. Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr maintains there was no collusion with the Russians, that he merely met with the lawyer of a foreign, adversarial government to discuss Hillary’s “fitness” for office.

Trump announced his administration would be ending DACA for no good apparent reason. At least 16 attorneys general have filed suits around this. Nancy Pelosi(!) apparently got him to tweet some reassurance to Dreamers this morning. In other slightly weird news, Trump and Schumer have agreed to work together to repeal the debt ceiling.

And then there’s Harvey and Irma (and no, I’m not talking about the cute couple in Spokane married 75 years), along with the fires darkening our skies. It’s an increasingly chaotic world, and we need camaraderie now more than ever, so grab a friend or neighbor and join us this Friday!

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under Group News, Local Happenings, Local Issues, National Issues, Upcoming Events

December 9, 2011

Click & sign action for today:

Petition to Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment : Bernie Sanders – U.S. Senator for Vermont

http://sanders.senate.gov/petition/?uid=f1c2660f-54b9-4193-86a4-ec2c39342c6c

The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:

by @ 11:12 pm. Filed under Group News

September 16, 2010

Living Liberally National Conference in SLC! September 24-26

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under Group News

September 6, 2010

Arianna Huffington book tour, here?

Crowdsource The Third World America Book Tour: Get Arianna To Come Speak To Your Group!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/ariannas-book-tour-add-yo_n_705082.html
“To coincide with the release of her new book, Third World America, Arianna will be traveling across the country talking about the steps we can all take — as individuals, as families, and as a country — to rebuild the middle class, restore the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living and a better life for our children, and prevent America from ever becoming a Third World nation.”
Could we host her? I’d love to hear her speaking anywhere in Utah.

by @ 2:44 pm. Filed under Group News

July 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Peter Corroon!

by @ 2:50 pm. Filed under Group News

June 25, 2010

Reading at Sam Weller’s Bookstore

Hey guys, we’re hosting a reading at Sam Weller’s (254 S Main St) on Wed., July 7th, at 6:00 PM. Free to all.

Here’s the scoop on the book and author.

Call us at 801-328-2586 for any questions.

Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars

Prayer in schools? Animal sacrifices in public? Ten Commandments on the courthouse lawn? Jay Wexler has seen it all . . .

What happens when a professor of church/state law decides to get out of his stuffy office and hit the road in search of the places and people responsible for some of the country’s most controversial Supreme Court cases about this hot-button issue?

In Holy Hullabaloos, Jay Wexler visits Amish farmers in Wisconsin who were fined for keeping their kids out of school; drinks at a bar in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose liquor license was challenged by a nearby Armenian church; and attends a public high school football game in east Texas where students once prayed before kickoff. He stops by Hialeah, Florida, where laws were passed to keep a Santeria church from performing animal sacrifices; visits a publicly funded Muslim school in downtown Cleveland; and checks out the site of a six-foot granite monument of the Ten Commandments erected on the Austin Capitol grounds near the Supreme Court.

With a mix of awe and skepticism as well as large doses of humor, Jay Wexler searches for what really happened in some of our gnarliest disputes about just how high to build the wall between Church and government.

Jay Wexler teaches at the Boston University School of Law. He studied religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School and law at Stanford, and worked as a clerk to U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He has published numerous academic articles, essays, and reviews, as well as nearly three dozen short stories and humor pieces in outlets such as Spy and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Wexler lives in Boston.

by @ 11:56 pm. Filed under Group News

May 29, 2010

Matheson & Utah vs. Republican Nukeheads

Recently, Jim Matheson put up a website, Keep Utah Safe From Nukes:
“As Republican Senate candidates Lee and Bridgewater cavalierly endorse resumed nuclear testing, let’s be clear: Nuclear testing has left Utah a legacy of lies, betrayal, illness and death. It is both unsafe and unnecessary. Utah has been safe from nuclear testing since 1992, and we’re committed to keeping our air, water, land and families safe. In an age of reduced nuclear arsenals, no Utahn should suffer or die to re-prove the universally accepted fact that nuclear weapons are devastatingly powerful.”
Hard to believe Mathesone said that, let alone stuck it on the Internet over his name. Nice to see him supporting Utah, instead of the Republican Party. Let’s give him some positive reinforcement, before his spine wilts again:
http://keeputahsafefromnukes.org/

by @ 8:01 pm. Filed under Group News

May 27, 2010

Drinking Liberally at Saturday’s Voyeur

Saturday's Voyeur invite

by @ 1:41 pm. Filed under Group News, Other Meet-ups, Upcoming Events

December 8, 2009

2009 Salt Lake City Santa Pub Crawl Contact Info

Looking for 2009 SLC Santa Pub Crawl Info

Website: http://sites.google.com/site/slcsantapubcrawl/.

Email: ([email protected]) SLCSantaPubCrawl (at) gmail (dot) com

Twitter: Follow us on twitter, too!

by @ 10:37 pm. Filed under Group News

2009 Santa Pub Crawl is Friday, Dec. 18:Begin at O’Shucks 7:00 pm

The 2009 Traditional ( Official) Santa Pub Crawl is Friday, December 18.  Traditionally, the Pub Crawl is the last Friday before Christmas.

We will “assemble” at O’Shucks at 7:00 pm. At 7:30 pm the Pub Crawl begins. We head north for Temple Square ( It would not be a Pub Crawl without a visit to the hallowed site of Temple Square!)

1.) O’Shucks

2.) Temple Square

3.) The Beerhive Pub ( 128 South Main)

4.) Murphy’s ( 140 South Main)

5.) Bambara ( 15 West 200 South)

6.) Red Door ( 57 West 200 South)

7.) The Hotel ( 155 West 200 South)

8.) Poplar Street Pub ( 242 South 200 West)

9.) Red Rock ( 254 South 200 West)

10.) Lumpy’s ( 150 West Pierpont)

11.) Sand Bar ( 122 West Pierpont)

12.) Junior’s Tavern ( 30 East 300 South)

13.) Downtown Hookah Lounge ( 268 South Main)

14.) Keys on Main ( 242 South Main) SING A LONG WITH Hundreds of Santas

by @ 10:36 pm. Filed under Group News

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