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Drinking Liberally Addison Chapter Blog
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:31am.
Join us for our monthly meeting that just happens to also be Mardi Gras. We'll have some post Iowa Caucus chat and some live New Hampshire Primary chat. We will be in the nonsmoking room with the projector.
Tuesday February 9 starting at 5:30pm at The Londoner.
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 10:55pm.
Join us Tuesday night starting at 5:30pm in the non smoking room of The Londoner in Addison for liberal libations and 2016 election discussion.
Stay with us through the evening to watch the final State of the Union speech from President Obama.
Snacks will be available for purchase so you can effectively take over the room. Please leave your weapons at home.
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:33pm.
Drinking Liberally Addison will be meeting starting 5:30pm on Tuesday December 8th at The Londoner in the non smoking room. Come help us celebrate the end of 2015!
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:43pm.
Please join us for our regularly scheduled meeting every 2nd Tuesday. There will be plenty of GOP and Democratic debate chat and liberal libations.
The Londoner on Addison Rd starting at 5:30pm on Tuesday 11/10.
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:46am.
Drinking Liberally Addison Debate Watch Party is tonight.
The 1st 5 new attendees to our group tonight will receive a door prize just for showing up, courtesy of Living Liberally and our partners.
The debate starts at 7:30, but we will be at The Londoner starting at 5:30. We have both the patio and the adjacent non smoking room reserved for us.
I hope everyone who signed up can make it. If not, we hope to see you again in the future every 2nd Tuesday at The Londoner.
P.S. We do not endorse candidates, however welcome any candidate to speak to those in attendance or distribute literature. We were provided a limited supply of swag from the Bernie campaign, so get there early if you want it.
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:46am.
Our host John will be back from Cincinnati with some cool DL swag to give away as prizes. We will also be watching the first Democratic Party debate of the year on the patio!
Tuesday October 13th starting at 5:30pm until ?? at The Londoner in Addison.
We know many of you do not have Facebook but if you do we ask that you RSVP YES if you are attending on the event page https://www.facebook.com/events/979849028738746/
We'd like to give The Londoner's manager a close count on how many we might have attending. It's only fair to the venue and increased your changes of good service without the staff being overwhelmed. Thanks!!
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Sun, 09/06/2015 - 6:30pm.
We'll be meeting at a special date and time for the month of September. Join us on Labor Day, Monday September 7th starting at 1pm at The Londoner in Addison.
Join us for liberal afternoon libations before you have to go back to your normal work week. The Londoner has Happy Hour all day on Mondays!
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 9:47pm.
After a typical low turn out vote in Texas, our chapter voted to return to The Londoner in Addison on 2nd Tuesdays. We'll see you there in the non smoking room starting at 5:30pm on July 14.
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:42pm.
LIBERAL DRINKING CLUB CELEBRATES 10 YEARS IN ADDISON
When most people in Dallas think of Addison, they usually think of the $30k millionaires, or sometimes the real millionaires, who typically lean to the right in the political spectrum. But many do not realize, a beacon of liberalism has been meeting continuously among its high rises and high paid CEOs for the past decade.
The Addison chapter of Drinking Liberally will be celebrating its 10th birthday on June 23rd.
Drinking Liberally began in New York City in 2003 as a reaction to ultra conservative values taking over the mainstream. People were frustrated and wanted to talk to each other about it. What better way to do that, than to do it while sharing a pint with your buddies and new friends? The organization became so popular, it spread to the rest of the country, and even overseas. 190 Living Liberally chapters exist today—either in the form of the original Drinking concept, or in newer groups such as food based Eating Liberally or comedy based Laughing Liberally.
"I heard about Drinking Liberally in Dallas gathering because of a blog meetup in a Dallas Observer article 10 years ago, and I thought it would be a great idea for the Far North Dallas area," says chapter founder and host John Turner-McClelland. "We started just by placing a Craigslist ad and telling liberals to come join each other for drinks at Snookies. I chose the Addison area because it is where I work, as well as many others. 10 years later, we still meet every month and still meet new liberals who live and work in the area. Many are life long Texans and others just moved here. In addition to chapters in Addison and Dallas, we inspired others to form their own in places like Plano, Mid-Cities, and Lewisville."
Addison and Far North Dallas is diverse enough that Rick Perry can kick off his Presidential campaign at the local airport and left leaning liberals can discuss why that was another "oops" moment.
Join the chapter at Taco Cabana, 15239 Montfort Drive in Dallas on Tuesday June 23rd starting at 5:30pm for the 10 year celebration and some liberal libations.
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The original 2005 Dallas Observer article is at http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/stuff-it-6381680
Submitted by John Turner-McC... on Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:37pm.
We're trying out a new night and new location. Join us at Blue Mesa, 14866 Montfort Dr 75254. Tuesday May 19th 5:30pm start time. We'll try to meet in the bar area.
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