Drinking Liberally Double Header

It’s a Drinking Liberally double header for me tonight as the Columbia City chapter meets from 6PM to 8PM at the Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier AVE S. (next door to Tutta Bella’s), followed by the Seattle chapter which meets tonight (and every Tuesday), 8PM onward at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Stop on by for some hoppy beer and hopped up conversation.

Not in Seattle? Liberals will also be drinking tonight in the Tri-Cities. A full listing of Washington’s thirteen Drinking Liberally chapters is available here.


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    ArtFart spews:

    Two more regional banks failed last week, but after the IndyMac circus, the FDIC kept it under most peoples’ radar by moving in and taking over after closing time on Friday.

    FDIC chair Sheila Bair has been highly critical of “the blogs” for making mention of things that she apparently feels the public would be better off not knowing about.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 The economy is at the stage where the government has to lie about how bad things are to keep it from getting worse.

  3. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit rarely attends DL because of traffic problems caused by crowds of admiring fans, papparrazzi, process servers, and stockbrokers.

  4. 5

    Daddy Love spews:

    You know, it’s a good thing that John McCain is “reticent” about talking about his time as a POW, because if he wasn’t so “reticent” we’d be airing about it every hour on the hour 24/7 and not just daily and in in every fucking ad this inevitable loser runs.

    Yes, it’s a good thing he’s so reticent.

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    gs spews:

    By the way – did you notice the city of Seattle just passed a new homeless occupational reform bill?

    You will no longer see the homeless in Seattle begging on the street corner.

    They will now become wealthy entrepreneurs in Seattle, selling plastic and paper bags (soon styrofoam take out containers) in front of every grocery and restaurant outlet in Seattle.

    You gotta love Liberalism when capitalism kicks it in the ass!

  6. 8

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Wells Fargo UP $2.53/share today.
    $10,120 Profit

    Who says the economy is bad??
    Good day for investors.

    Did you see the idiot who had a huge home built for his family by the TV show Extreme Home Makeover borrowed $450,000 on the gift and the home is now in foreclosure?

  7. 9

    gs spews:

    Not at all surprising. Give away a million to everyone in this country an go back a year later, and the ratio of millionaires will be the same as today, except that todays millionares would all have several million more than they started with.

    Socialism, a give away society.

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    FactCheck.Org Says McCain Ad Claiming Obama Snubbed Troops Is ‘False’


    In fact, every McCain ad that FactCheck.org has reviewed in Newsweek has been found to be full of mischaracterizations and falsehoods. McCain is a serial liar. What do you expect? He’s a Republican.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    FactCheck.Org Says McCain Ad Claiming Obama Snubbed Troops Is ‘False’

    “A McCain TV spot falsely insinuates that Obama canceled his visit because ‘the Pentagon wouldn’t allow him to bring cameras.'”

    (Quoted under fair use; unable to post link, see Newsweek Online for article.)

    In fact, every McCain ad that FactCheck.org has reviewed in Newsweek has been found to be full of mischaracterizations and falsehoods. McCain is a serial liar. What do you expect? He’s a Republican.

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    TV Show Inspired DOJ’s Torture Memos

    Just when you thought the Bush regime’s legal incompetence couldn’t get worse, we find out his lawyers researched the infamous “torture memos” not by reading lawbooks but by watching the fictional exploits of a fictional character on TV.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    TV Show Inspired Bush Torture Policy

    It turns out Bush’s lawyers researched the legality of torture not in a law library but by watching a TV drama show.

    “[T]he prime mover of American interrogation doctrine is none other than the star of Fox television’s ’24,’ Jack Bauer … the lawyers designing interrogation techniques cited Bauer more frequently than the Constitution.

    ” … Bauer — played by Kiefer Sutherland — was an inspiration at early ‘brainstorming meetings’ of military officials at Guantánamo in September 2002. Diane Beaver, the staff judge advocate general who gave legal approval to 18 controversial interrogation techniques including waterboarding, sexual humiliation and terrorizing prisoners with dogs, [said] Bauer ‘gave people lots of ideas.’ Michael Chertoff, the Homeland Security chief, gushed in a panel discussion on ’24’ organized by the Heritage Foundation that the show ‘reflects real life.’ John Yoo, the former Justice Department lawyer who produced the so-called torture memos … cites Bauer in his book ‘War by Other Means.’ … [H]igh-ranking lawyers in the Bush administration erected an entire torture policy around the fictional edifice of Jack Bauer.”

    (Quoted under fair use from Newsweek magazine.)

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Economic Boom? What Economic Boom?

    “Three-quarters of the gains from the Bush [economic] expansion went to 1% of taxpayers, who now receive a larger share of overall income than at any time since the 1920s.”

    (Quoted under fair use from The Economist)

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: If you’re not one of the richest 1% you got nothing from Bush’s economic policies except higher prices.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    McCain’s Math Doesn’t Add Up … Unless He Cuts Social Security And Medicare

    “… McCain … speeches are peppered with pledges to get rid of earmarks (spending tagged for politicians’ pet projects). But since all earmarks add up to less than $20 billion a year, that will not yield much. For his numbers to add up, not only would discretionary spending need to be slashed from its current level of 7.6% of GDP, but spending on entitlements, such as Social Security and Medicare, would need to be cut too. If Mr McCain wants to do that, he has kept quiet about it.”

    Quoted under fair use from The Economist.

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    Politically Incorrect spews:

    If the economy’s so fucking important, why isn’t the office of the president limited to only those with Ph.D.’s in economics?

  15. 18

    ByeByeGOP spews:

    WOW even the right wing ass licks are coming down on 1023 year old FlipFlop McSame since he backed down on his no new taxes deal. HE HE!

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    Daddy Love spews:

    15 PI

    If it’s important to YOU, you might want to think twice before supporting John “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout no economics” McCain.

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    YLB spews:

    Read my lips….

    No new taxes…..

    I shake my head at this impregnable religious shibboleth of the right wing. A sensible person in a hole would first stop digging.

    But the right wing wants to keep digging until there’s only a bloated military junta running the country and a “justice” system that only settles disputes between the “ownership” class of society.

    It’s sink or swim for everyone else.

    In short, they want a fascist state.

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    Daddy Love spews:

    Dont forget, people. When John McCain leaves one of his four mansions to fly on his wife’s private jet to the town hall meeting where he’ll talk to you wearing his $520 Salvatore Ferragamo Pregiato Moccasins, just remember that he understands the problems of people just like you. Plus, he has a matching purse.