Drinking Liberally — Seattle

Please join us tonight 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. Starting time is 8:00 pm, but some folks will show up earlier for a quiet dinner.

Damnit! It looks like we won’t have Herman Cain to kick around anymore. Apparently, “conservatives” are telling him, “Nein, nein, nein.” So…enjoy whilst you can:

Can’t make it to Seattle? The Tri-Cities chapter of Drinking liberally meets every Tuesday night. Drinking Liberally Tacoma meets this Thursday. Also next Monday, there are meetings of the Olympia chapter, the Yakima chapter, and the South Bellevue chapter.

With 227 chapters of Living Liberally, including twelve in Washington state and six more in Oregon, chances are excellent there’s one near you.


  1. 1

    Blue John spews:

    Rachel Maddow pointed out something about the crashing cain campaign.
    When cain was just accused of having quick vaguely harassing encounters that demeaned women, his fans were steadfastly for him.
    Yet when it comes out he had a long term loving consensual affair, he drop in the polls like a hot rock.
    Why is that?

  2. 2

    Partyin' Hard spews:

    To #1: I think it’s fairly inaccurate to say that Cain’s drop in the polls has been caused by the allegations of the affair. Any impact this alleged affair has on his poll numbers shouldn’t be seen for a few more days, as it is typically a multi-day process for polls to be conducted and published.

  3. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    You get the feeling his wife didn’t know about this latest one. In fact, you get the feeling she didn’t know about any of them. Maybe Herman had an epiphany and realized she’s going to kill him, and you can’t be president if you’re dead, so why go to the bother and expense of continuing to campaign?

  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    They Were Wrong Then, Too

    Back in the ’50s and ’60s, America’s rightwing extremists wanted to fight a preemptive war against the Soviet Union. Thank the Great Mother Rabbit Spirit that no one listened to them. Had they gotten their way, millions or hundreds of millions of people would have died, including millions of ours.

    We owe our survival to a guy named George F. Kennan. He saved the world. A sickly kid who learned to be careful about his health, he lived 101 years. When he went to work for the State Department, that built-in carefulness led him to invent the policy of containment that steered us between the paths of World War 3 and appeasement — the only two paths most people of his generation could see. A genius in his own right, you nevertheless get the feeling that a giant rabbit in the sky was pulling some strings, as if all the fortuitous accidents of Kennan’s life weren’t accidents at all.


    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I really believe the GMRS was behind this, and I suspect She got involved because She knew if you stupid humans blew yourselves up you’d take a lot of innocent rabbits with you.

  5. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Meanwhile, across the pond, everything is just peachy:

    “Two years into Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, investors are fleeing the euro zone bond market, European banks are dumping government debt, deposits are draining from south European banks and a looming recession is aggravating the pain, fuelling doubts about the survival of the single currency.”


  6. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Enjoy That Imported Wine And Cheese While You Can!

    “International companies are preparing contingency plans for a possible break-up of the euro zone, according to interviews with dozens of multinational executives. …

    “‘We’ve started thinking what [a break-up] might look like,’ Andrew Morgan, president of Diageo Europe, said on Tuesday. ‘ … With countries coming out of the euro, you’ve got massive devaluation that makes imported brands very, very expensive.'”


    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Does that mean banksters will have to do without their Porsches, or does it mean banksters will demand bigger bonuses? What’s your guess?

  7. 8

    Liberal Scientist thinks that concentrated power and wealth should be met with suspicion, not adoration spews:

    Doesn’t that mean that our banksters will be able to buy more Porsches as the Deutschmark is devalued?
    German banksters, and people, will be screwed, of course.

  8. 9


    5 – The Soviet Union could be contained until its clearly unsustainable economic and governance system would collapse..

    But silly, evil Saddam Hussein could not be contained.

    Thanks silly right wingers for the gift of multi-trillion debt you left to our kids.

  9. 10

    Liberal Scientist thinks that concentrated power and wealth should be met with suspicion, not adoration spews:

    Features, not bugs.