by Darryl, 11/06/2012, 12:39 PM

DLBottleIt’s a party!

Join us tonight for election watching, conversation, and lots and lots of celebration at the 2012 Election Edition of the Seattle Chapter of Drinking Liberally.

We meet every Tuesday at the Montlake Ale House, 2307 24th Avenue E. Our normal starting time is 8:00pm. But for election night, we’ll start at 5:00 pm.

The Alehouse will have TV coverage of the election (with reasonable audio levels). But bring your own radio and headphones/earbuds if you want to concentrate on results—there will be some celebrating and the normal high background noises of a busy pub. Also, there is free WiFi available for streaming, surfing, blogging, tweeting. Whatever. Ask your server for the password.

I’ll be liveblogging the festivities (perhaps with others), so you can always join the party by diving into the cesspool discussion threads.



Can’t make it to Seattle? Check out one of the other DL meetings over the next week. On Tuesday the Tri-Cities chapter meets, and on Thursday Drinking Liberally Bremerton meets.

With 233 chapters of Living Liberally, including fourteen in Washington state, four in Oregon and three more in Idaho, chances are excellent there’s a chapter that meets near you.

33 Responses to “Election night edition of Drinking Liberally — Seattle”

1. Serial conservative spews:

Joe Biden snuck in one final trip to OH today.

Seems there is someone in that state somewhere who hasn’t personally seen Joe stick his foot in his mouth, and Team Obama wanted to make sure everybody gets to see Joe be Joe.

2. Deathfrogg spews:

Apparently this has been seen in several parts of the country.

If you gooper/fascisti are so convinced of the veracity of your political stance on various issues, why is it then, that in every election, outright fraud is a major part of your electoral process? If you really were anything but a gang of thugs, thieves, wanna-be mass murderers and book burners, this sort of shit wouldn’t be necessary for your fuhrers to get into office.

“We don’t need someone to think. We need someone with enough digits on one hand to hold a pen. All we have to do is replace Obama. We are not auditioning for fearless leader, we know what to do. We want the Paul Ryan budget. We just need a President to sign this stuff, we don’t need someone to think it up or design it.”

- Grover Norquist

3. Serial conservative spews:

@ 2

I see we’ve got our full-blown Godwin lederhosen on today.

You’ll need them. You’re getting ready for The Pain.

4. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 3

Um, yeah. About that.

You really are a terribly delusional and deranged individual.

5. Serial conservative spews:

@ 4

Funny. You’re correct for at least another 2 hours and 46 minutes.

6. Steve spews:

“I see we’ve got our full-blown Godwin lederhosen on today.”

That brings me to Steve’s Law, that anyone invoking Godwin’s Law in response to the appropriate use of a Nazi analogy is probably a fucking Nazi himself.

“You’re getting ready for The Pain.”

Geez, you goose-steppin’ Nazi, will it hurt as much as gout?

Good fucking gawd, you’re such a stupe, Bob.

7. Hec Ramsey spews:

re 1: …and the Romney campaign kept Ryan traveling around rural Alabama because any voter with a brain who spoke with him for five minutes would realize that he is a fascist tool with no business being in high office in the USA.

8. Serial conservative spews:

EXIT POLL SHOWS ECONOMY STILL THE TOP CONCERN

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/exit-poll-shows-economy-still-top-concern#overlay-context=

Guess that means people are gonna want a president with a track record of creating jobs.

Just a quarter of those surveyed in the exit poll say they are better off than four years ago.

Oh, yeah. Obama’s got this. No prob.

9. Serial conservative spews:

Anyone hearing some Dem optimism out there?

10. YLB spews:

Evidence of illegal voter purge in PA:

The Election Protection Coalition said it had fielded at least five reports, each describing dozens of voters being turned away from their polling places because they were not registered as of this afternoon. Under federal law, states are supposed to purge the rolls only after voters have failed to vote in two consecutive general elections, and only then after notifying voters of their intent to do so. According to the Lawyer’s Committee, those calling the Election Protection hotline claimed to have voted in 2008, and so shouldn’t have been purged.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/11/watchdog-evidence-unlawful-voter-purge-pennsylvania

11. YLB spews:

Ooops! A voting machine programmed to change an Obama vote to Romney:

Computerworld – An electronic voting machine was temporarily taken out of service in Perry County, Pa., after a voter filmed it changing his vote for President Obama into one for Gov. Mitt Romney.

The voter, using the handle “centralpavoter,” posted a video on YouTube earlier today purporting to show his attempts to cast a vote for Obama on what appears to be a touchscreen Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machine. Despite repeatedly clicking on Obama’s name, the machine keeps highlighting Romney’s name on the machine, the video showed.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9233311/E_voting_machine_swaps_Obama_vote_for_Romney_taken_offline

Machine is back in service. Working fine.. Nothing to see here..

Yeah right.

12. YLB spews:

In Ohio, Republicans give black voters faulty ballots:

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/6/in_ohio_african_american_turnout_threatened

Applications for absentee ballots?? Nice trick.

13. YLB spews:

Obamacare derangement syndrome ballot measures in some states:

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/06/1150421/meaningless-anti-obamacare-measures/

Even if they win – totally meaningless!

14. YLB spews:

Puddydope and Jerry the Klown should love this. If Obama loses and a devout Mormon is put in the White House, God will delay Judgement Day:

http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/11/06/video-afas-tony-perkins-if-obama-loses-god-will-delay-judgment-day/

I thought all Christians looked forward to the day when God brings them “home”.

LOL! You can’t make this shit up!

15. Serial conservative spews:

@ 10,11,12

That’s not optimism. Those are weak-ass excuses for what will be piss-poor Dem turnout, YLB.

16. YLB spews:

In Hillsborough County, FL:

An expert on American post-World War II history, Johnson was going to be on a panel tonight at USF for a BBC election watch party to discuss voter suppression, but he didn’t know until he went to vote this morning that he would be able to talk about phenomenon personally.

“I was just the victim of suppression,” he said early Tuesday.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article1260173.ece

Doncha just love the right wing?

17. Serial conservative spews:

@ 14

God will delay Judgement Day:

Er, today is Judgement Day.

18. Serial conservative spews:

@ 16

And I’m the victim of male pattern baldness.

Grow a pair, will ya?

19. YLB spews:

Oh this is funny. Wall Street turned on Obama because of a “vibe”…

http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/06/investing/wall-street-hates-obama/index.html

Not because of anything he’s done.. Have those assholes looked at their bonus checks lately?

Poor guys and gals got their fee-fees hurt.

Hey puddydope I remember you ordered us not to tell you anything contrary about Wall Street and Republicans..

Orders ignored..

20. YLB spews:

The “silver lining” to the Super PAC threat to democracy:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/why-obama-beat-the-super-pacs-in-the-tv-ad-war/264624/

Nothing makes me more happy than a right wing idiot with more money than sense pissing away the central meaning to his miserable existence.

21. EvergreenRailfan spews:

One thing that I liked about the President’s last rally last night, was the story about the lady from South Carolina that inspired the “Fired up and Ready to go”chant he had in 2008, and he had invited her there last night. She could not make it. Her and a few friend were heading up into North Carolina for one last get out the vote effort. It was moving. No campaign should ever give up anywhere the polls are close.

A few months ago, I was listening to a podcast of the CBC’s only national call-in radio show, and the week’s topic was on the Liberal Party leadership race. A caller from Alberta had a good response to one of the Liberal party members who was a guest. The caller said, it is not just their policies that people in his province might have a problem with, but that they do not like a quiter in their province.

22. YLB spews:

Right wing voter fraud/ballot tampering. CAUGHT red-handed:

In a press release on Monday, Clackamas County spokesperson Tim Heider said that 55-year-old Deanna Swenson had been “relieved of duty immediately after the alleged ballot tampering was discovered.”

Swenson, who was registered as a Republican, was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/06/oregon-election-worker-fired-for-altering-ballots-to-republican-straight-ticket

Fired? How about cuffed and thrown in the hoosegaw?

Remember, in the right wing mind, the worst crime imaginable is “getting caught”.

23. YLB spews:

Franklin County, OH. “True the Vote”, a right wing , Koch-financed, vote suppression crime syndicate is caught forging signatures on paperwork required for poll watchers.

http://www.plunderbund.com/2012/11/05/true-the-vote-forged-signatures-to-get-observers-at-ohio-polls/

This is a felony. Black poll precincts were targeted of course.

24. YLB spews:

Perhaps it’s due to a record turnout in the state of Florida. Maybe it’s because of the abbreviated early voting period. Or, in some cases, snafus.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/06/3084088/polls-open-in-south-florida.html

Nope. Try all-out right wing vote suppression designed to put their degenerate politicians with their failed ideology into office..

Discouraged people are walking away – it’s that way by design.

25. YLB spews:

The voters, of course, may well recoil against these cynical manipulations at the polls. But win or lose, the Romney campaign has placed a big and historic bet on the proposition that facts can be ignored, more or less, with impunity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/06/opinion/the-real-loser-truth.html

It’s called the Big Lie Professor. And even FDR commented on its use by the right wing in this country back in his time.

26. Liberal Scientist is a Dirty Fucking Socialist Hippie spews:

And I’m the victim of male pattern baldness.

Grow a pair, will ya?

This is Cap’n Crunch’s response to complaints about the systematic disenfranchisement of some Americans by Republicans in power.

It is very illustrative, of something we already know…Cap’n, like many Republicans, is an amoral creep perfectly willing to threaten/weaken/destroy our democracy in his pursuit of more money for himself.

27. Roger Rabbit spews:

I can’t attend DL tonight because I have an out-of-town election assignment. I will, however, be with a group of Realist Americans (aka Democrats) tonight.

28. YLB spews:

http://news.yahoo.com/control-room/

So far Indiana, KY – Willard

Vermont – Obama

29. Michael spews:

I’m at the Tacoma Democratic HQ and the place is packed. It’s been packed all week, we’ve had tons of people out knocking doors and making calls all week. Great vibe going on here.

30. YLB spews:

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31. YLB spews:

If this was a black voter in OH or FL waiting in a line for hours on end and this happened what would the vote suppressing poll watchers do?

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/michigan-man-dies-during-early-voting-revives-makes-225724476.html?

I’ll tell you: “Let him die! Let him die! It’s GOD’s WILL!!!!”..

Talk about determination. I don’t care about his political orientation.

32. Michael spews:

The office has been over run by toddlers and puppies!

Awesome times at the HQ!

33. YLB spews:

LOL! 31 – continued, the black voter expires many yards from a rigged voting machine. The Koch-financed vote supressor exclaims,

PRAISE GOD! This child of God (misguided by Satan) has been called home to defeat the Kenyan, Muslim, Abortionist usurper!