Drinking Liberally — Seattle

DLBottleIt’s Tuesday and there are five G.O.P. primary contests a happenin’ tonight–Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. We are going to treat them with all the dignity and respect they command.


Okay…now that that’s finished, please join us for an evening of conversation over a pint 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 earlier for dinner.

Can’t make it to Seattle tonight? There are also meetings of the Tri-Cities and Bellingham chapters this evening. The Burien chapter meets on Wednesday, and the Woodinville chapter meets on Thursday.

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


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    Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

    So I watched Mitt read from a teleprompter tonight. Seems that the Republican strategy will be feigned sad disappointment about Obama’s inability to correct the (unnamed) Bush depression.

    It seems to be a pantomime of disappointment over Obama being in over his head – really a rather ‘clever’ way to point out that the black guy got the job via Affirmative Action but didn’t have the smarts to cut it.

    Excellent – the Republican Party continuing to unite us and move the nation forward.

    I need to puke.

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    dscw spews:

    Darryl @ 4

    Good and better every week. How is Seattle? It’s been about four years since I visited the Montlake and I miss you folk

  3. 6

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @3 Because their parents send them to Asshole School when they’re young so their kids will grow up to be just like them.*

    * Every Republican’s worst nightmare is that his kids will grow up to be Democrats. It’s happened more than once. I personally know of cases where that has happened. The parents never get over it. And the kids couldn’t be happier! =8:D<

    (In case you didn't figure it out, that squiggle at the end is a rabbit. This is a rabbit with normal eyesight (or a nearsighted rabbit wearing contact lenses): =:-D< And this is a nearsighted rabbit wearing glasses: =8:D< )

  4. 7

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The right is in a frenzy because this cartoon won a Pulizer Prize.


    And leave it to Stefan’s shadow, Jim Miller, to call Pulitzer Prizes “reprimands” and bash Eli Sanders’ Pulitzer-winning reporting on a horrific crime on the grounds the victims were “about as politically correct as it is possible to be.”


    Is it even possible for him to see a home invasion and murder through a non-political lens?

  5. 8

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Jim Miller strikes me as one of those nattering nabobs of negativism who would rather find some reason to criticize Mother Teresa than say anything good about her.

  6. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “You can grow out of excessive debt; you cannot shrink out of excessive debt.” — George Soros, explaining why the austerity schemes favored by conservatives don’t work

  7. 13

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    Watching Mitt’s “victory” speech last night, I watched the window dressing crowd behind Mitt. The lone person of color alternated between falling asleep and grimacing like he was having an agonizing toothache. The small child in his father’s arms was throwing a tantrum, kicking and squirming. The woman looked bored. Only the 20 year old looked at all interested.
    Anyone else notice this?

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    So, Manning’s leak might have started revolutions in the Middle East, inspired a social movement in the United States, and changing the journalism itself, but could it have ended a war as well? Paterson asserts that the account of atrocities in the Iraq Wars Logs is what finally pushed Iraqi legislators to grow a spine and refuse granting immunity to American troops from prosecution in Iraqi courts. This refusal was the “deal breaker” that finally led to the Third End of War in Iraq (Obama’s second). If that is the case, then Manning’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination is well-deserved.


  9. 17

    Michael spews:

    The Obama Admin’s repeated attempts to revamp how money from the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund is allocated is clearly socialism and an attack on our freedom.

    Congress enacted the tax on each ton of coal to clean up messes left by the coal industry before 1982.

    The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 made it much harder for the industry to walk away from environmental damage and tunnels and shafts where unsuspecting people still die.

    Wyoming, which became the leading coal producer in the past three decades, long ago certified that it had cleaned up all of its eligible abandoned mine sites.

    It is now spending proceeds from the tax to build highways, schools and hospitals — things that have nothing to do with coal mining.

    According to the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, an agency of the Interior Department, the unfunded inventory of abandoned mine land sites total:

    ■ $343 million in Kentucky

    ■ $873 million in West Virginia

    ■ $1.6 billion in Pennsylvania

    ■ $102 million in Virginia

    ■ $226 million in Kansas

    ■ $121 million in Missouri.

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/0.....rylink=cpy

    This is what the Republicans are blocking and attacking the Obama folks over. This is insane. The money is supposed to be used to clean up messes and the Republicans are blocking that.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @16 In the spirit of “no good deed shall go unpunished,” Manning will be rewarded with an espionage conviction and 40 years in prison.

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    rhp6033 spews:

    The Secret Service reported that Gingrich’s protection detail was costing U.S. taxpayers more than $40,000 per day.

    For someone who is trying to call Obama the “food stamp President”, that’s an awful lot of food stamps! Looking at it another way, each day’s worth of protection would pay for about a year’s worth of tuition and books for an undergrad student at a public univeristy.

    Of course, Newt was effectively out of the race about the same time he was really noticed by the media. So the 40K was wasted taxpayer money, in that Newt shouldn’t have even been in the race at all.