Denver

Is there like a political thing coming to Denver or something?

Hey folks,

If you've been starving for political conversations then look no further than eating liberally:

Eating Liberally will be meeting at Dazzle Supper Club, this Sunday, at 930 Lincoln st in Denver at 11:30 am for delicious brunch.--------->ITS $25!!!<--------- so be prepared. Please come out to meet some fellow liberals. Its a great way to start a Sunday. We will be sitting in the back area of the first room. If you don't RSVP, you prolly won't get in so please send me an email ([email protected]) or send a text message (720-280-3874) to let me know how many.

Thanks Sarah.

In other news, I just wanted to remind everyone that Drinking Liberally Denver is moving to the Skylark Lounge at 140 S Broadway. Next meeting is August 13th. Double Daughters has been great to us over the years. But, after almost three years, it's time for a change, stir the pot, and all that.

The good news:
Skylark is extending their happy hour pricing to us for the entire evening. $3 drafts, wine, and well drinks.
They have a small free parking lot in back, and the meters in the neighborhood stop counting at 6pm. No more yellow envelope gifts on the windshield every so often.

The bad news:
The Skylark doesn't own their own next door pizza place that rewarded our patronage with yummy pizza. The remedy to that is a small collection each time to order a pizza. Hopefully that will work out.

Again, I'd like to thank Double Daughters for all their years of keeping their doors open to us, and our glasses and tummies full.

If you didn't notice it last time, the 2nd DL Denver meeting in August falls during the DNC Convention. We're still working out the details, but hope to have a fun evening planned at the Skylark for Wednesday August 27th. Living Liberally is also working on evening entertainment at the Big Tent to be set up on Wynkoop just north of 15th street. Stay tuned for more...

From now on Drinking Liberally Denver will be:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Skylark Lounge
140 S Broadway
7:30 pm onward

cheers,
John, Kath, and Sarah

recovering before the big partying starts

Hey, do you have to type so loud? I don't feel so well after Netroots Nation this weekend in Austin, TX. We had much learning, sharing, and networking - in person even - but there was also partying, or more generally Living Liberally.

Along the lines of Reading Liberally, many progressive authors were on hand including David Sirota, Jeffery Feldman, and George Lakoff. The great folks from Ig publishing were there as well. They're always great to speak with. There was also a Screening Liberally film series including a political comedy by Sam Seder entitled, "A Bad Situationist", and a documentary about a small texas town that's about to add one individual to it's population, "Crawford". There was much eating liberally including a not inexpensive for much of us Coloradans in attendance at a Brazillian steak house for what we all referred to as, "Meats on Swords". Finally, there was much drinking, but we didn't drive anywhere, so it's all good. For the Living Liberally caucus we actually loaded up my suitcase with cases of beer to roll into the meeting room, to everyone's excitement. We weren't sure if this was allowed by the convention, but we figured they could only say no after we at least got our happy hour started.


And the obvious joke; yes, that's how we roll.

You'll notice there's also a Liberal Card flyer in that picture. While we've launched the program in Denver, we'd like to have more local businesses participating. In exchange for a measly signup fee, you get to declare yourself a card carrying liberal while also getting discounts with participating businesses. You too could be a card carrying liberal like McJoan, George Lakoff, and Jeffery Feldman:

There just happened to be an impromptu meeting of the Larry Craig Caucus:

it seemed to be very popular:

In all seriousness, this week Wednesday will be our last at Double Daughters. While they've been great to us, after almost three years, it's time for a little change of pace. So, this week, Double Daughters, 1632 Market, 7:30 and all that jazz. In August, we're going to start drinking liberally at The Skylark Lounge, 140 S Broadway. There will be free parking, especially since the meters stop being hungry for quarters well before our usual start time of 7:30.

In an interesting twist, our chapter's three year anniversary will fall near the Wednesday of the DNC Convention. How nice, that so many liberals will probably be in town to help us celebrate. Anyone who wants to help contribute to the chocolate fountain and pizza fund at our anniversary will get many good feelings sent their way from us chapter hosts.

Could I also take more time to ask folks a favor? Everywhere I went during Netroots Nation, bloggers, some credentialed to get into the convention, and some not, have no place to crash. Would a few of you be so generous as to open your homes with a spare couch or even floor space? I know a few starving bloggers would greatly appreciate it. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or would like to offer some sleeping space.

As always Drinking Liberally Denver is:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Double Daughters
1632 Market St.
7:30pm onward
back of the bar, up the stairs,

Cheers,
John, Kath, and Sarah

Question and drink with David Sirota

Just a little reminder that David Sirota is back in town next week to talk about and sign copies of his new book The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington. Tuesday evening he'll be at the Boulder Book Store at 7:30pm and Wednesday evening, the E. Colfax Tattered Cover at 7:30. After each of these events, we'll be taking David out for a drink at a watering hole of his choosing.

These aren't technically Drinking Liberally events. You could consider them Reading Liberally events with some extra drinking with a great progressive author thrown in as well.

If you can't make it, or even if you can, SquareState.net now has it's non-live live-blog up for folks to submit questions to David that he'll then answer over the weekend. The link is here. DL Denver regular Aaron Silverstein also has a review of the book (I'm only on chapter 5) here.

If you don't feel like creating a SquareState login to post a question, feel free to email your questions to me about the book, David Sirota himself, or even if you want to know about the meaning of life.

I actually can't make Wednesday's event in Denver, but Sarah and Kath will be there.

Oh yeah, there will be no Screening Liberally next week as Adam is on papa-ternity leave and I'll be out of town (at Netroots Nation)

See ya,
John, Sarah, and Kath

RockyDenverMountainPost, Sirota, and an ooops

See, they're owned by the same company anyway. I mentioned this to a reporter recently and he laughed. Anyway, said reporter and a photographer are coming to DL Denver tonight to see what liberals look like in real life. That's not entirely true. They're doing a story on bloggers. So if you show up in bunny slippers, a laptop, and bag of cheetos you'll fit....the stereotype.

The oooops is on Sirota's event at the Tattered Cover. A nice drinking liberal pointed out I had the Tattered Cover location wrong as he'll be at the new Colfax location next week Wednesday. To prepare for the big return of Mr. Sirota, SquareState will be doing a non-live live-blogging session. I'm particularly interested in hearing more about his back and forth with wing-nut columnist David Harsanyi a little while back. The request for questions should be up at SquareState tomorrow. or, you can just email them to me as I know some of the folks that run that site. :-)

As always Drinking Liberally Denver is
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Double Daughters
1632 Market St.
7:30pm onward
back of the bar, up the stairs,

Cheers,
John, Kath, and Sarah

John McBush and the Uprising

It's time again for Drinking Liberally. The campaign season is heating up. How do I know that? John McCain is finding new ways to show he's just like President Bush.

What's your story? Bring a friend and share.

Next week Wednesday David Sirota will be at the Tattered Cover lodo to talk about his new book The Uprising. We'll be taking him out for a drink and/or bite to eat at the end of his talk...for more talk.

As always Drinking Liberally Denver is:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays
Double Daughters
1632 Market St.
7:30pm onward
back of the bar, up the stairs.

Cheers,
John, Kath, and Sarah

How to celebrate our nation's birthday

Here's a flag pin to show how patriotic you are:

Since the senate now has this nation's birthday in a timeout, I'd like to ask them to reflect a little on our constitution before they come back into session and vote on the new FISA bill. Specifically, they might want to look at this section:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

In other news Sarah reminded me the next Eating Liberally Denver will have to be rescheduled. She asked me to pass this note on.

Hello Everyone!
Eating Liberally will not be held at its usual time and location this Sunday. The holiday and a wedding I must attend interfere. I am thinking about having a gathering at my house later in the month where we will explore the politics of eating a meal purchased with local foods from the farmer's market. Please send me your ideas about how to enhance such an experience because Living Liberally is also about Participating Liberally.

Thanks for your interest and input!

-Sarah Fong

For anyone not familiar, it's long time drinking liberal, blogger, and Democrats Work organizer Aaron Silverstein who's getting married. Congrats Aaron!

Adam is also now a papa. Charlie Mordecai was born Sunday, 7lbs 5oz, 19 inches long.

Cheers,
John, Kath, Sarah, and Adam