Drinking Liberally

DLBottlePlease join us at the Seattle chapter of Drinking Liberally for an evening of politics under the influence. The festivities take place at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. beginning at 8:00 pm. Or stop by earlier for dinner. Well…right after you’re done switching parties.


Not in Seattle? The Drinking Liberally web site has dates and times for 332 chapters of Drinking Liberally spread across the earth.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Darryl, you should invite public records tycoon Stefan Sharansky to put on a seminar at a future DL about how to strip-mine the public records act for taxpayer gold. The rest of us want in on this racket, too.

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    Iaff Fireman spews:

    Once again, holding a DL at a non-union establishment while driving to and from in non-union cars. When will the bloggers here begin to contribute monthly “dues” (equivelent to the seattle SEIU average dues) to the SEIU or other comprabale union Pac? Why not put your money where your mouths are? When will you hold an active and retired Union members only DL? Oh wait, then Goldy couldn’t even show up. Glad to see that your hypocrisy remains consistent!

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    Michael spews:

    Anyone want to place a bet on how long it takes before there’s a budget cut related lawsuit?

    I doubt it will be all that long before a parent with a kid in special ed. or living at Rainier School or Lake Land Village thinks the conditions there violate their kids civil rights.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Listen, jerk, I’m gonna explain something to you … I paid dues to the state employees union, and Mrs. Rabbit not only paid dues to a city union, and not only was a shop steward, but she was behind the organizing drive and I walked the picket lines with her and her co-workers for the 2 1/2 years it took to get the employer to negotiate a contract. So go fuck yourself, we paid our dues to organized labor. Jerk!

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    Iaff Fireman spews:

    @4, well that’s 1 (ONE) that can show up. Goldy still can’t. The majority of his followers still can’t. You are probably just like him, and drive a non-union made car. Looks like I have discovered why the DL can’t be Union. Almost nobody on here belongs to a Union. Wow, a liberal blog that makes references to being the friend of the working class, and none of the bloggers are Union. Not very surprising. It’s alway’s do as I say, not as I do with you libs

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    Why the childish bellyaching?

    You seem to have some ridged stereotypes about what liberals are.

    Not all liberals are members of unions. That doesn’t make them non-liberals. Just like not all conservatives refuse to be in unions–and that doesn’t make ‘em liberals.

    Many liberals drive foreign cars, many drive Detroit cars. Same way with conservatives. (I, for one, refuse to own an American made car. It isn’t a political decision…it is a practical and aesthetic one.)

    “Looks like I have discovered why the DL can’t be Union.”

    Not sure what you are babbling about here….

    “Almost nobody on here belongs to a Union.”

    Given that only about 12% percent of waged or salaried workers in the U.S. are members of unions, your “finding” is hardly surprising.

    “Wow, a liberal blog that makes references to being the friend of the working class, and none of the bloggers are Union.”

    I’m not sure what post claims to be “the friend of the working class,” but either way, your statement is a non sequitur. One does not have to be a union member to be a “friend of the working class”. Likewise, one can be a union member and exhibit hostility to the working class.

    “Not very surprising. It’s alway’s do as I say, not as I do with you libs”

    From what I can tell…this seems to be more like some odd obsessive compulsive disorder on your part.

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    Michael spews:


    My Ford is chock-full of parts that were made in Japan and Mexico. I don’t think an all American made car exists.

    Darryl’s a teacher at the UW and as such my guess is that he’s part of a union. Goldy’s self employed…

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    Nope…graduate students have a recognized union, but not faculty. Since we have shared governance with the administration, a union model doesn’t work very well.