by Darryl, 01/22/2013, 5:29 PM

Welcome to the second term. Please join us for a post-inaugural celebration and assessment over a pint at the Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally.

We meet every Tuesday at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Starting time is 8:00pm. Some people show up earlier for Dinner.

Can’t make it to Seattle tonight? Check out one of the other DL meetings over the next week. The Tri-Cities chapter also meets tonight. On Wednesday, the Burien and Bellingham chapters meets, And on Thursday the Woodinville chapter meets.

With 200 chapters of Living Liberally, including thirteen in Washington state, four in Oregon, and two more in Idaho, chances are excellent there’s a chapter that meets near you.

16 Responses to “Drinking Liberally — Seattle”

1. rhp6033 spews:

Colin powell still tries to be the reasonable man in the room within the Republican party, calling on fellow Republicans to stop the insane “birther nonsense”, have Republican leadership repudiate those espousing it, and stop throwing up obsticles to voting.

Colin Powell: Birther Nonsense is “killing the base”

Last week he came out against efforts to keep minorities from voting, arguing against the “dark vein of intollarance in some parts”.

In posts on other threads, others have noted that Republicans are literally running away from discussions about better background checks for gun permits, the argument about which a great majority of Americans – including many gun owners – support.

It’s clear that Colin Powell is arguing about what it would take for Republicans to win a national election. But Republican Senators and Representatives aren’t worried about national elections as they are getting Tea-Partied in the primaries by the NRA and racist Republicans who take a more reasonable (centrist) view. He might as well be wistling in the dark, for all the good it’s going to do him. If he ran for President as a Republican, he’d be lucky to last past the Iowa caucus.

2. MikeBoyScout spews:

Kap’n Kornflake – – Serial Reneger with fantasies of pedophilia,

Meet the obligation of the wager you lost to me predicting Rmoney would win the election.

Write a check for $1,000 payable to Northwest Harvest and mail it to Darryl.

Stop being a freeloading taker and start living up to your obligations. WRITE and SEND the check.

3. Deathfrogg spews:

What your fucking bullshit Tea Party is really all about. Just another iteration of the old Silver Brigades. The American Legion. The Ku Klux Klan. It’s all the same.

4. Blue John spews:

Any know if senate filibuster reform happened or not?

5. MikeBoyScout spews:

Today in Congress . . . BENGHAZI!

6. Serial conservative spews:

Senate Budget Chair suddenly realizes that she’s supposed to actually produce a budget.

Incoming Budget Chairman Patty Murray: The Senate will Move on a Pro-Growth Budget that Works for the Middle Class

7. No Time for Fascists spews:

@6, Serial “Reneger with gay fantasies” Conn, I notice you didn’t pay attention that Patty Murry is the “Incoming” chair.

Patty Murry will succeed retiring Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) as chair of the Senate Budget Committee. Conrad had a reputation as a deficit hawk and numbers guy. As Ezra Klein points out, Conrad is one of a handful of Democrats whose response to Republican intransigence is to reward their temper tantrums with more concessions.

Good red meat in her press release.

“Democrats are eager to contrast our pro-growth, pro-middle class budget priorities with the House Republicans’ Ryan budget that would end Medicare as we know it, gut investments in jobs and programs middle class families depend on, and cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations.”

For years, Congressional Republicans have used every crisis they could manufacture to litigate the federal budget outside the regular budget process without any regard for the impact of their actions on workers and the economy. From threats of government shutdown each time an appropriations bill was about to lapse, to the artificial debt ceiling crisis of 2011 that required the Budget Control Act, to the year-end fiscal cliff brinksmanship—Republicans have time and again pulled budget negotiations out of the Budget Committees in ways that rattled the markets, hurt the economy, and increased uncertainty.

8. Gman spews:

Republicans are the bigest bunch of disrepectful scumbags.

9. Gman spews:

Rise in Stock Market over the past couple of days is proof that the Republicans are fucking up this economy. They finally decide to stop talking about not raising the debt limit and things are ok. They’ve been hurting the economy all this time with their freekish bullshit.

Step aside you idiots and get the fuck out of the way.

10. Gman spews:

I’d like to know how anyone of the anti gay republicans can sing about the consititution – they don’t believe in it themselves.

Hogwash bunch of scum bags.

11. Steve spews:

Wow, what a Republican Klown show at the hearings. If anybody is watching, Hillary’s approval rating is probably soaring even as Republcans are sinking deeper into an abyss of deserved disapproval. And anybody who sees presidential material in Rand “If I was president” Paul after today needs their fucking head examined.

12. MikeBoyScout spews:

Secretary Clinton not only provided factual answers to each question asked, she showed leadership in addressing the ridiculous Klowns who having been charged with the responsibility of oversight, once again, failed to clear the bar.

13. Michael spews:

Yay, we actually have some good news coming out of the state Ledg.

Tuesday Jolt: Legislators Ask for Statewide Review of Coal-Train Impacts.

14. Michael spews:

Give’m hell Hillary!

And fuck you John McCain.

15. YLB spews:

Boom times comin’ in the land of OZ!

20 trillion worth of boom! Damn it will he hard to put a dent in that kind of momentum once it gets started..

Better options better come soon and fast!

16. YLB spews:

But that what can’t go on won’t:

Oil Guru Destroys All Of The Hype About America’s Energy Boom:

He says Bakken oil production has increased to 573,000 barrels per day from 4874 producing wells. The average well is 118 barrels of oil per day, and each well costs $11.5 million.

Does that pencil out?