Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

Promoting democracy in Utah one pint at a time.

June 15, 2017

Drinking Liberally June 16th

Howdy Drinking Liberals,

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

Soooooo much to talk about, there’s the shooting at the baseball practice of the republicans for the annual republican vs democrats Congressional baseball game. Where instead of having civilized discussions about guns it only seems to be igniting a further divide between the left and the right on the topic. Chaffetz ahead of his premature exit from his term at the end of the month is now out as head of the congressional oversight committee. The special counsel is investigating Trump for potential obstruction of justice. This is just the tip of the iceberg of the big headlines this week. So come down and have a drink or two of your favorite beverage and lets talk about the current goings on.

Be sure to mark your calendars for July 21st when we will have our annual Drinking Liberally outing! More details to come really soon.

See you Friday night,
Christian, Laura
Jason, Jeremiah

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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.

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 every every Friday in the back room of the Piper Down (1492 S. State Street).

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May 25, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow

We’re back this week! Join us this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down starting at 6. However, we won’t be meeting June 2nd (next Friday). Piper Down is having their Pride Party that Friday.

Tomorrow we can talk about all the candidates vying for Chaffetz’s seat. I’m still wondering the real reason he’s vacating his seat. We’ll have to see what comes out of Strawberry C. In other local news, a new party has formed to be the party for centrist Utahns, called Utah United Party. The Drinking Liberally hosts have no intentions of starting a Drinking in the Middle of the Road chapter.

One last thing. Save the Date for Saturday’s Voyeur on July 21st! More details to come.

So come join Jeremiah and Laura tomorrow night!

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 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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May 11, 2017

Drinking Liberally this Friday

Another crazy week. Let’s start locally. 400+ new laws went into effect on Tuesday, including some of the new liquor legislation (no .05 yet though), and an asinine law that makes doctors mislead patients seeking an abortion. In better news around women’s health, federal judge Dee Benson has signed an order barring Utah from defunding Planned Parenthood. Interior Secretary Zinke spent 3 days in Utah to tour both Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase Escalante monuments. Oh, and senator Hatch essentially called Americans greedy for wanting healthcare.

Then there’s all the national and international stuff, like French election, U.S. arming the Syrian Kurds, and of course the big news nationally, Trump firing FBI director Comey the day before meeting with the Russian foreign minister. This is of course *after* Comey asked for additional resources for the investigation into Russia’s role in the Trump campaign.

So join Jeremiah and all your liberal friends this Friday in the back room of the Piper Down from 6 to 9.

Jeremiah, Laura,
Christian, Jason

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 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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May 4, 2017

Drinking Liberally Meetup Reminder, May 5

Hello everyone!

Please join us for our weekly gathering in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street) from 6:00-9:00 PM. This week we have a lot to talk (drink) about! I know I sure can use some decompression!

In The News

The big topic will probably be the House passing Trump’s repeal and replace of Obamacare. When the ACA was passed in March of 2010 the GOP complained about how after a year and a half of the political process it was still rushed and that they were voting en masse against it because it had not been properly vetted yet. I don’t think they get to ever use that excuse again. Their vote today includes provisions worked out through back room deals and secret meetings, and will not include any financial analysis by the CBO. So, zero vetting. I wonder how many of those representatives are going to be shocked to discover that their coronary deficiency will count as a pre-existing condition?

This week we also got James Comey testifying before Congress. Again. This time around he says Russia is our biggest threat and his media blitz eleven days before the election, that revealed details of the FBI investigation into Clinton but never mentioned the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign, is now Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Huma Abedeen and Anthony Wiener’s fault. I bet the next time he testifies he will rope in Elizabeth Warren, Michael Moore and the cast of SNL too.

There is also another police shooting of an unarmed black kid named Jordan Edwards, outside of Dallas. At least this time the police department immediately revealed the false statements and attempted cover up and fired the officer. We are still waiting on criminal charges though.

by @ 9:33 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

April 28, 2017

Drinking Liberally tonight

Hi all,

First, we’d like to thank Zach Frankel and Wendy Fischer from the Utah Rivers Council & Utah Open Lands for coming out to speak to us last week!

Tonight will be a regular, non-guest speaker Drinking Liberally meeting. There’s plenty to talk about, of course, starting with Jason Chaffetz’s early announcement that he’s not going to run again. LOTS of speculation around that. There’s the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Government shutdown. Etc, etc.

So come join Jeremiah and the rest of your Drinking Liberally friends in the back room of the Piper Down tonight starting at 6pm!

Jeremiah, Laura,
Christian, Jason

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 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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April 20, 2017

Drinking Liberally Earth Day Guest Speakers Friday 4-21

Drinking Liberals,

As this Friday is the day before Earth Day we have some special guest speakers for tomorrows Drinking Liberally in the back bar of Piper Down. Zach Frankel and Wendy Fischer from the Utah Rivers Council & Utah Open Lands will be joining us to discuss the important issues concerning the state of Utah’s big money water developments including both the Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Diversion and their environmental impacts as well as issues surrounding the conservation of open lands, protecting Bonanza Flats, future planning, climate change, etc.

Be sure to check out their websites hyperlinked above and our facebook post for more info on their projects and what they are about and come out tomorrow night with any questions you may have. We will meet at our usual time starting at 6pm and then have our speakers begin around 7pm.

See you this 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.

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 @ 3:37 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

April 13, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow, guest speakers next Friday

Hello liberals! First things first: next Friday April 21st, in honor of Earth Day, we will have guest speakers Zach Frankel and Wendy Fischer joining us to discuss the important issues concerning Utah conservation efforts including both the Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development as well as issues surrounding the conservation of open lands. So be sure to join us for that!

Much to talk about this week. A U.S. drone killed at least 18 Syrians allies; the worst friendly fire incident on this war on ISIL. So of course that’s followed by dropping the “mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan, which changed the headlines a bit. Sen Hatch’s seat is a big topic, with many prospective candidates eyeing it, though he says he’ll run again. He’s got lots of money but not a lot of popularity.

The Salt Lake Tribune won a Pulitzer prize! For the second time in the history of the paper, this time for their coverage of Utah college campus rape. Big kudos to them!

One final thing: if you’re a woman considering running for office, Real Women Run training will be held on April 22nd. They’ve seen a big uptick in women registering for this training, so if you’re thinking about going you might register soon https://realwomenrundotorg.wordpress.com/events/

Join Laura and Jeremiah for a regular meetup tomorrow!

Laura, Jeremiah,
Christian, Jason

Drinking Liberally SLC meets from 6:00-9:00 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.

by @ 8:41 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

April 6, 2017

Drinking Liberally Meetup Reminder, April 7

Hello everyone!

First, a special thanks to our guests last week, Nicole Nixon, Robert Gehrke, and Benjamin Wood. Their incites into the current state of journalism was informative and enlightening.

Second, our next guest speakers will be on April 21st. In honor of Earth Day, we will have Zach Frankel and Wendy Fischer join us to discuss the important issues concerning Utah conservation efforts including both the Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development as well as issues surrounding the conservation of open lands. We will add more details as we get closer to the 21st but pencil us in if protecting the environment is one of your top concerns.

Join us tomorrow, April 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM for our regularly scheduled social gathering in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street), we have a lot to talk about.

In The News

From local news where Terry Diehl, Utah politico and developer, of UTA fame, has been indicted by a grand jury on twelve charges concerning money he made/hid (allegedly) in connection with Front Runner, suggesting corruption at UTA. Is anyone remotely surprised?

Or there is the Senate invoking the nuclear option in order to force through the Gorsuch nomination to SCOTUS.

Then there is the bad case of deja vu with with what was likely sarin nerve gas being used by the Asad regime against Syrian civilians followed by our launch of more than fifty cruise missiles targeting regime assets. There is no way to concisely or glibly offer my opinion on the subject but if you want my area expertise on the subject, please ask me about it tomorrow.

by @ 9:25 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

Drinking Liberally Meetup Reminder, April 7

Hello everyone!

First, a special thanks to our guests last week, Nicole Nixon, Robert Gehrke, and Benjamin Wood. Their incites into the current state of journalism was informative and enlightening.

Second, our next guest speakers will be on April 21st. In honor of Earth Day, we will have Zach Frankel and Wendy Fischer join us to discuss the important issues concerning Utah conservation efforts including both the Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development as well as issues surrounding the conservation of open lands. We will add more details as we get closer to the 21st but pencil us in if protecting the environment is one of your top concerns.

Join us tomorrow, April 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM for our regularly scheduled social gathering in the back room at Piper Down (1492 South State Street), we have a lot to talk about.

In The News

From local news where Terry Diehl, Utah politico and developer, of UTA fame, has been indicted by a grand jury on twelve charges concerning money he made/hid (allegedly) in connection with Front Runner, suggesting corruption at UTA. Is anyone remotely surprised?

Or there is the Senate invoking the nuclear option in order to force through the Gorsuch nomination to SCOTUS.

Then there is the bad case of deja vu with with what was likely sarin nerve gas being used by the Asad regime against Syrian civilians followed by our launch of more than fifty cruise missiles targeting regime assets. There is no way to concisely or glibly offer my opinion on the subject but if you want my area expertise on the subject, please ask me about it tomorrow.

by @ 9:22 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

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