Drinking Liberally — Seattle

DLBottlePlease join us for an evening of politics under the influence at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking liberally.

We meet at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. at 8:00 pm. Stop by earlier for a quiet dinner.

Can’t make it into Seattle? The Tri-Cities chapter of Drinking liberally meets every Tuesday night as well. The Bellingham Chapter also meets tonight. And tomorrow the Burien chapter meets.

With 227 chapters of Living Liberally, chances are good there is one near you.


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    Michael spews:

    When did the federal government start letting “all these tons of muslims” into the country and let them (the muslims) start “taking over everything?”

    I wasn’t aware this was going on, but it was the hot topic at the Republican coffee klatch at Starbucks this morning. So, it must be true.

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    Michael spews:

    Tomorrow: Rally at One Police Plaza Calling on NYPD to Uphold Traffic Laws
    by Ben Fried

    Last week, Mathieu Lefevre was biking south on Morgan Avenue in East Williamsburg when he was killed by a truck driver turning right from Morgan onto Meserole Street. The driver parked a short distance away and left the scene. After trying to locate the driver for days, the NYPD finally tracked him down, but as Gothamist’s John Del Signore reported yesterday, they’re not going to file charges. Police say the driver was not aware he struck Lefevre, who died before ambulances reached the scene.

    Details about the circumstances of the crash and why police exonerated the driver in a fatal hit-and-run remain scarce. The victim’s family and friends say the police have not been forthcoming.

    And they wonder why people are protesting in the streets…

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    Michael spews:

    Seattle Drivers Cause Most Crashes, But Seattle Cops Increasingly Cite Peds
    by Angie Schmitt on October 25, 2011

    You’ve heard the complaints. People walk and use cell phones at the same time. They jaywalk. If you’re on foot, you’re a danger to yourself and drivers by virtue of your own carelessness.

    Research from Seattle shows that motorists’ failure to yield is a major cause of collisions involving pedestrians and cyclists. Photo: San Diego Injury Law Blog
    Sound like a lot of irrational scapegoating? That’s because it is. A review of traffic crash data by Washington’s former state transportation secretary Douglas McDonald, using information from the Seattle Department of Transportation, shows the leading behaviors that actually harm people on the streets. As similar studies in other cities have found, there’s just no basis for blaming the victim.

    Erica C. Barnett at PubliCola points out that motorists are actually at fault in the vast majority of crashes involving pedestrians

    Of nearly 900 collisions between cars and pedestrians or cyclists reported last year, driver behavior was responsible for the collision three times out of four—and in two-thirds of those collisions, the driver simply failed to yield to the pedestrian or cyclist.


    But, we just can’t figure out what people are pissed off about…