Drinking Liberally — Seattle

DLBottleThe Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally meets this evening for some political discussion over a drink. Please join us in the back room. There is no agenda, no program…just liberals hanging out and conversing.

We meet every Tuesday at the Roanoke Park Place Tavern, 2409 10th Ave E, Seattle. The starting time is 8:00 pm, but some folks show up before that for dinner.

Can’t make it to Seattle? Check out another Washington state chapter of Drinking Liberally over the next week. The Tri-Cities, Vancouver, WA, and Redmond chapters also meet on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Bellingham chapter meets. And the Bremerton chapter meets on Thursday.

With 201 chapters of Living Liberally, including eighteen in Washington state, three in Oregon and three in Idaho, chances are excellent there’s a chapter meeting somewhere near you.


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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Another company joins the race to the bottom:

    “United Airlines has announced it will outsource 637 union jobs (mostly ticket/gate agent and baggage handler positions) at 12 U.S. airports. United Airlines (UAL) is trying to cut costs in every area it can, after reporting a first-quarter loss in April due to declining revenue and increased costs. Under the outsourcing plan, United Airlines will shift these jobs from its payroll, and hire other companies to provide the employees.”


    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I’m old enough to remember when our business leaders (some of them, anyway) believed in building this country up, instead of tearing it down.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    FWIW: “A recent study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research … shows that the 13 states that increased their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have had stronger employment growth than the 37 states that didn’t.”


  3. 4

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:

    @ 3

    1. A link and quote with no material commentary is supposed to be deleted. I won’t hold my breath. I do appreciate that you can hold your commentary to a single acronym.
    2. When the link includes the words ‘far from scientific’, maybe rethink before posting. Or, in your case, think before posting.
    3. A post like that is as useful as me posting that 8 of the 10 states with the fastest-growing economies are red states, and one of the other two might not be blue much longer:


  4. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 “think before posting”

    Why should I? You don’t. What makes you a privileged character?

  5. 6

    Teabagger spews:

    @4 Travis, Please enligten us in your knowledge of why those Republican States are doing so much better, could all be because of Republican (or Talibani American Rule). Or could there be other factors (as was kind of spoken about in another thread) like low population density. Those top ten states listed in the link make up 14% of the population (Texas alone was 8% leaving the balance of the states for a total of 6%). And those same ten states comprise 25% of the area (Land) of the united states (18% if you take out Texas).

    Something tells me that the Taliban is not the only thing responsible for them having greater growth. But I have no proof, similiar to you having no proof that Talibans have anything to do with it.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 “Something tells me that the Taliban is not the only thing responsible for them having greater growth.”

    Having oceans of oil helps.

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    Sloppy Travis Bickle,

    A few things:

    1. Your job is to ensure that YOU follow the comment policy, not to police the comments of others.

    2. If you think a comment should be deleted, DON’T POST A SUBSTANTIVE REPLY TO IT, DUMASS! A substantive discussion around a comment kind of makes it hard to delete, dontchathink?

    3. Quit your goddamn whining.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    4. If you don’t like the comment policy here, find another blog.