Salt Lake City Drinking Liberally

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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).

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by @ 11:09 am. Filed under Uncategorized

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).

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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

———————————————–
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

March 9, 2017

Drinking Liberally tomorrow (and not again until the 31st)

Two items before we get into things:
1. Reminder, we won’t be meeting next Friday because it’s St Patrick’s day, the busiest night of the year for Piper Down. Also the week after that, the 24th, because a party was accidentally scheduled over us that night.
2. But the Friday after that, the 31st, we’ve got guest speakers! We’ll be talking about modern journalism in the age of “fake news”. So far, we’ve got Robert Gehrke (@RobertGehrke), columnist at the Salt Lake Tribune; Benjamin Wood (@BjaminWood), reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune, and Nicole Nixon (@_Nixo), reporter for KUER FM. So a really great lineup so far.

It’s the last night of the legislative session! We’ll know tonight the extent of the damages done. Each session seems like one step forward and two steps back.

For instance, the legislature passed a bill that will drop the legal driving blood-alcohol level to 0.05, the lowest in the country. Between that, the opposition to Bears Ears, and the argument with the Outdoor Retailer convention that resulted in them deciding to move somewhere else, Utah seems openly hostile to tourism.

You can listen to a story about the liquor law changes from Nicole Nixon here http://kuer.org/post/legislature-approves-liquor-reform-bill

More roundups of this legislative session to come, no doubt, but I did want to point out the Robert Gehrke column about what Utah has decided to spend its money on. http://www.sltrib.com/news/5027554-155/gehrke-utah-lawmakers-prioritize-…

Another interesting article, about how 1 in every 4 bills pose a conflict of interest for their legislative sponsors http://www.sltrib.com/news/4991476-155/1-of-every-4-bills-in

We can also talk about John Huntsman as Russian ambassador; or Chaffetz’s tone deaf comment about the poor foregoing a phone so they can pay for their healthcare needs.

So join Laura this Friday, March 10th, for a regular Drinking Liberally session. And then join us again on the 31st for our guest speakers!

by @ 2:27 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

March 3, 2017

Drinking Liberally Meetup Reminder, March 3rd

Hello everyone,

Please join us this evening for regular Friday meetup in the back bar of Piper Down 1492 South State Street from 6:00-9:00.

Sorry for the late message. We wee trying to track down some scheduling issues before sending out the group message. First, the bad news. This time of year is the busiest for our hosts at Piper Down and the entire week surrounding St. Patrick’s Day is full of events, live music, and so on. Past experience has taught us that it is impossible to have our regular discussion oriented gathering on the holiday. Therefore we will not meetup on the 17th. Then, by unlucky coincidence, the entire backroom has already been reserved on the 24th, so we will not be able to meet there. The good news is that we are lining up guest speakers from the media for our return on the 31st. The tentative topic will be modern journalism in the age of “fake news”. So, our March schedule looks like:

March 3: Regular meetup
March 10: Regular meetup
March 17: No Meetup
March 24: No Meetup
March 31: Journalist guest speakers

In the news

I will keep this short, former AG, John Swallow was acquitted of all charges yesterday.It is too bad they lost their key witness when he refused to testify. If only they had some other evidence, say an audio recording or something, with incriminating evidence on it….

http://www.sltrib.com/news/5005232-155/latest-on-john-swallow-acquittal-…

It seems the Trump administration’s ties to Russia are becoming more and more apparent. It may be easier to ask which senior officials did not secretly meet with Russian officials.Kudos to the Russian ambassador. He just may be the hardest working individual in Washington DC.

http://www.politico.com/trump-russia-ties-scandal-guide

Team Trump also plans on slashing the EPA budget by 20% while drastically increasing military spending. That should fix our air-porn problem!

by @ 4:40 am. Filed under Uncategorized

February 23, 2017

Drinking Liberally this Friday

SO, so much to talk about this Friday. I’m going to keep it local, because you can only take so much Trump. Things like:

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

February 16, 2017

Drinking Liberally Friday February 17th

Hello Drinking Liberals,

Please join us for regular Friday meetup in the back bar of Piper Down 1492 s. State St starting at 6pm.

I honestly can’t keep up with all of the news this week. We had Trump take a question about antisemitism and respond with a long word salad about his electoral college numbers. We had some confirmations to Trumps cabinet along with some resignations, because you know, treason, no big deal right. Just another day in Trumps America. US intelligence leaks have claimed that multiple Trump campaign aides were in constant contact with Russian intelligence during the campaign. Rather than address these serious accusations Utah’s own Jason Chaffetz says he will instead investigate who is leaking the info rather than the actual info. Meanwhile Trump while announcing his new nomination to be labor secretary today went on a 77 minute tirade blasting the media for not being fair to him and spreading lies and being fake, and of course he again talked about his popularity. We are only 4 weeks in and it just keeps getting worse and worse and Dan Rather is saying the Trump-Russian connection could end up toppling the Watergate scandal.

So much to talk about tomorrow so come on down and have a drink or two of your favorite beverage while we discuss the weeks current events.

See you tomorrow night,
Christian, Laura
Jason, 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).

Drinking Liberally SLC,
Reading Liberally SLC
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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 @ 8:54 am. Filed under Uncategorized

February 9, 2017

Drinking Liberally this Friday:Valentines for Trump

Join us this week for our regular Friday meetup at the Piper Down. Laura will be bringing supplies so we can send “Valentine messages” to the president. Like, I don’t know…

Roses are red,
The White House is white,
Is Putin your puppetmaster,
Or is it Bannon and the alt-right?

Rep Jason Chaffetz keeps popping up in my feeds and news items. Whether he’s meeting with Trump to talk about repealing the Bears Ears wilderness protection because of the “hardship it creates for Utahns” or co-sponsoring a bill to abolish the Department of Education, so his townhall tonight should be pretty interesting.

Speaking of Bears Ears, Patagonia is abstaining from the Outdoor Retailer convention as long as it’s held in Utah, and OR is shopping around for a new state. Both cite lack of respect for public lands and conservation by Utah’s leaders. Many of our politicians are saying “so what if they leave?”, but it’s a big deal because it pumps millions of dollars into our economy each time it’s here, to say nothing of the jobs it creates. If OR leaves, downtown businesses will suffer. Between decisions like this and our terrible air quality, Salt Lake won’t be in the top 10 places to live for very long.

Join Laura and Jeremiah tomorrow so we talk about all this and more while making our Valentine messages.

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under Uncategorized

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