Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally Plans This Week

There's going to be a change of plans for Drinking Liberally this week. During our usual meeting time, Ameya Pawar, candidate for Governor and alderman of the ward where we host DL, is holding a rally at the Dank House in Lincoln Square. I'm a volunteer for his campaign and I'm going to the event, so we will not be having Drinking Liberally this week.

However if you're interested in joining me, I figured it would be a good event for embracing the "liberally" side of our name. Then after the event we might go get drinks and a bite somewhere. The event runs from 6PM-8PM.

You can find the event details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ameya-pawar-northside-rally-tickets-36983859720?aff=ebapi

It's a free event, but they ask that you RSVP. If you're so inclined, I'll see you there, otherwise, our next meeting is September 5th!

Drinking Librerally: Easy Come Easy Go Edition

It's once again time to Drink Liberally. Tuesday August 1st, we'll be meeting at O'shaughnessy's Public House starting at 7:00 PM. O'shaughnessy's Public House is located at 4557 N. Ravenswood and we usually meet in the back room at the high top tables. Weather permitting we may meet outside, so if you don't see us, just ask one of the people who works at the bar, they'll know where to find us.

I'd talk about what we might discuss tomorrow, but frankly the odds are too high that the hot topic of the day will change by then. We might talk about who was hired or fired from the White House that day. Heck it might be the same person hired and then fired in one day at this rate. We could talk about health care which, as of this email, is safe, but by tomorrow, who knows?!

So come on out and join the rest of us as together we ride the roller coaster that is the Trump administration.

Correction: July 18th!

Sorry, for the confusion, the meeting is Tuesday July 18th

Drinking Liberally: McConnell Care Edition

Hey everybody! It's time for your usual reminder that Drinking Liberally will be meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday July 17th at O'shaugnessy's Public House. They are located at 4557 N. Ravenswood and we'll most likely be meeting outside with the forecast looking sunny. If you don't see us outside, we'll be at the high top tables in the back room of the bar.

We will be getting things started at 7:00 and there's once again plenty to talk about. McConnel is continuing to try work on his tax cuts disguised as health care reform. Donald J. Trump Jr (aka Fredo) is busy tweeting out incriminating emails. Also, this will be the first meeting of Drinking Liberally in almost two years where the Illinois has an actual budget!

So come on out, raise a glass, and drink liberally with us!

No Drinking Liberally This Week

Due to the July 4th holiday there will no be a drinking liberally this week. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 18th. Have a happy and safe 4th!

This Friday & Saturday! Progressive Political Anti-Trump Comedy!

Hey everybody!

We are two days away from the return of the Accountants of Homeland Security and progressive political comedy in Chicago!

Also, the venue is BYOB, so you CAN Drink Liberally there!

Mountain View

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
The Accountants Of Homeland Security: The Final Final Countdown
Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24
11p, $10 admission, BYOB
Cornservatory Theater
4210 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

The venue is small, so get advance tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-accountants-of-homeland-security-the-fi...

Chicago sketch comedy troupe The Accountants of Homeland Security has a 20-year record of producing sharp, timely political comedy. Spurred into action by the Trump administration's antics, this is the group's first full-length sketch comedy show since the George W. Bush years. For two nights only, The Accountants Of Homeland Security return to perform a full progressive political sketch comedy revue, The Final Final Countdown.

The Accountants of Homeland Security previously hosted Laughing Liberally Chicago, a long-running, critically acclaimed variety show with a progressive bent at the No Exit Cafe.

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

A Very Special Drinking Liberally Survey!

First, this is your weekly reminder that we'll be meeting for Drinking Liberally, this Tuesday (6/20) at our usual watering hole, O'shaughnessy's Public House. It is located at 4557 N. Ravenswood, and we start our gatherings at 7:00PM.

We meet in the back room at the high top tables, though weather permitting we will sometimes meet outside. If you don't see us, ask the bar staff and they can point you in the right direction.

Now that we've got that out of the way, would you like to take a survey?

https://goo.gl/forms/xFSRgU8u4V3OESrx1

We're looking at reaching out to candidates for office in the area to meet us and talk about the issues. To help us with that, we need to hear from you to gauge your level of interest. It will be much easier to get somebody to show up and talk with us if they know there will be a good crowd to meet them.

So please fill out the survey and let us know what you think. Thanks for reading this far, we now return you to your Trump presidency, already in regress.

Laughing Liberally Chicago's The Accountatns Of Homeland Security Return 2 Weeks From Tonight!

Hey everybody!

We are two weeks away from the return of the Accountants of Homeland Security!

Mountain View

TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
The Accountants Of Homeland Security: The Final Final Countdown
Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24
11p, $10 admission, BYOB
Cornservatory Theater
4210 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

The venue is small, so get advance tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-accountants-of-homeland-security-the-fi...

Chicago sketch comedy troupe The Accountants of Homeland Security has a 20-year record of producing sharp, timely political comedy. Spurred into action by the Trump administration's antics, this is the group's first full-length sketch comedy show since the George W. Bush years. For two nights only, The Accountants Of Homeland Security return to perform a full progressive political sketch comedy revue, The Final Final Countdown.

The Accountants of Homeland Security previously hosted Laughing Liberally Chicago, a long-running, critically acclaimed variety show with a progressive bent at the No Exit Cafe.

Hope to see you there!
-Matt

Unofficial Event: WOKE at O'shaugnessy's (6/13)

A heads up that O'shaugnessy's is hosting a politically themed cocktail hour next Tuesday in cooperation with Women Organizing for Knowledge and Empowerment (WOKE).

The event is Tuesday 6/13 and starts at 5:30. They'll be making an array of politically themed cocktails. This isn't an official Drinking Liberally event, but sounds like something many of us would enjoy.

If you have questions, please contact them at (773)944-9896

Drinking Liberally: World Tour Edition (6/6)

This is your usual reminder that we'll be meeting for Drinking Liberally this Tuesday at 7:00PM at O'shaugnessy's.

O'shaugnessy's is located at 4557 N. Ravenswood, and we usually meet in the back room at the high top tables. However, with the nicer weather there's some chance we'll meet outside, so if you don't see us, ask and the staff will point you in the right direction.

Another two weeks of the Trump administration has passed even if it feels like 47 years. Trump had his world wide trip that he decided to cap off with pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement. An agreement that not even Exxon thought pulling out made any sense.

I'm sure that before I finish typing this email will have some new revelation about what Trump screwed up most recently, but I'll leave you with that for now. Hope to see you tomorrow night!