Drinking Liberally — Seattle


Lots to talk about. Let’s see…the Washington legislature has a stalemate with a huge deadline tonight, Newt is bouncing checks, Santorum has suspended.

Let’s talk about it. Please join us tonight for an evening of politics under the influence at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking liberally.

Seattle DL meets every Tuesday at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. We begin at 8:00pm, but some folks show up even earlier to enjoy a peaceful dinner.

SPECIAL EVENT: This Thursday (April 12th) the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) will hold their 2012 Spring Fundraising Gala Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street.

The event will benefit NPI and will feature food by Frankie’s Pizza (my favorite pizzeria in the PNW), music, memorable speakers, and great company. The speakers include Senator Maria Cantwell, Congressman Adam Smith, the Honorable Ron Sims, and NPI’s Andrew Villeneuve.

The reception begins at 6:30 PM, main program to begin at 7:15 PM. Tickets are available here or at the door. (The individual rate is $60, household rate is $90. Those living lightly can get in the door for $20, and students who want to volunteer with event setup and takedown are welcome to come for free.)

Can’t make it to Seattle tonight? You’re in luck…there are DLs meeting all over Washington state. Tonight there are also meetings of the Tri-Cities, Bellingham, and Vancouver, WA chapters. And on Thursday, Drinking Liberally Bremerton meets. Next Monday there are meetings of the Woodinville, Olympia, Yakima, and Shelton chapters.

With 233 chapters of Living Liberally, including twelve in Washington state and six more in Oregon, chances are excellent there’s one near you.


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    wharfrat spews:

    Ok, I knew that there wouldn’t be a Keller or Republic chapter, but nothing in Spokane or CD, Idaho? Moses Lake? What about all the socialist wheat farmers? I’m not driving to Moscow, ID. Any helpful suggestions. If not I’ll just start my own damn chapter!!!

  2. 3

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Word from people who know in western PA said that Santorum was going to get his ass kicked in his (former) home county (Allegheny) again.

    Yet, Rmoney still got whooped by the loser in 11 states.

    Thanks Ricky. You pushed Rmoney in to the ditch permanently with most women.

    PS. The de facto 2016 GOP front runner for the nomination is … Santorum!

  3. 5

    yd spews:

    Talk about Bounced checks, try 6.4 trillion in deficits and a 3.9 trillion dollar budget (when the gov in taking in 2.3 Trillion)

    Then we’ll talk about bounced checks!

  4. 6

    Michael spews:

    Chris Cristie: liar.

    It was never about cost overruns. It was never about New Jersey’s share of the price tag. Chris Christie’s decision to kill the ARC tunnel under the Hudson River was always about two, and only two, things: the governor’s unwillingness to raise the state’s rock-bottom gas tax and his desire to make a name for himself among national Republicans.

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office, the independent and non-partisan investigation agency of the federal government, lays bare what transit advocates knew all along: Christie wanted to break into the piggy bank of transit dollars put aside by previous administrations and use the money to bail out the state’s highways. He was willing to say anything to get his way

  5. 7

    Michael spews:

    Christie’s untrue statements about New Jersey’s most important transit project were catalogued by the New York Times, which broke the news of the GAO report this morning. The governor claimed, for example, that New Jersey would be paying 70 percent of the cost of building the first new rail tunnels under the Hudson in a century, which he argued was too high. The GAO found that the state would only shoulder 14.4 percent of the cost.

    Hey, 14.4 is almost 70%. Anyone could have gotten that one wrong!

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The book I referred to tonight at DL is “The Photographer, Into War-Torn Afghanistan With Doctors Without Borders,” by Guibert, Lefevre, and Lemercier.

    (This is a private message.)

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @5 What do you expect when Republicans spend like drunken sailors while slashing taxes on the rich?