Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally - California Primary Night (6/7)

Hey everybody! It's going to be a big night tomorrow night as what could be the last big battle of the Democratic primary plays out in California. Will Clinton win and secure her path to the nomination? Will Sanders pull off an upset and question whether Clinton can really go the distance in the general election? Come out to Drinking Liberally, celebrate, or drown your sorrows as needed!

We'll be meeting our usual location, O'shaugnessy's located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We will be meeting in the backroom and we'll get things started at 7:00. Bear in mind that the California polls don't close until 10PM central time, so it might be a late night.

In other news, I wanted to make sure people heard about a big progressive conference that will be happening right in our back yard. The weekend of June 17th, the People's Summit, will be happening at McCormick place. You can find out more about it here: http://www.thepeoplessummit.org/#about.

Drinking Liberally Oregon Primary Night (5/17)

Tonight we have the Kentucky and Oregon primaries happening. At this point we're not expecting any major shifts in the election, but at least we can hang out with some fellow liberals and have a few drinks. So come on out to our usual place, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood, and we'll get things started at 7PM. We'll be meeting in the back room as usual.

In addition to following the election results, we'll probably be talking about what happened at the Nevada state convention. Is this a sign of things to come, or will things settle down as Democrats face the Trumpnado?

Also, if you haven't joined our Facebook page yet, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/liberallychicago/

Drinking Liberally Indiana Primary Night

Apologies for the late reminder but yes, there will be a Drinking Liberally meeting tonight. We'll be at our usual place, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll get things started at 7PM in the back room.

The window for Sanders narrowed since our last meeting, so can he turn things around with a big showing in Indiana? Current polling gives Clinton a narrow advantage, but it's the votes that count, not the polls. Trump looks set to pick up more delegates and the only question now is whether he can get enough to prevent a brokered convention.

In other news, there's other news:

- A Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq, though I'm not sure if he officially counts as "boots on the ground"
- Obama turned in his final performance at the correspondents dinner to rave reviews
- The Huffington Post and Fox News got into a fight at the correspondents dinner which raises the hope that maybe the press cares about this news thing they generate ad revenue from
- Illinois still has no budget. No word on whether Rauner's skills as a fiddle player have improved during the stalemate.

Drinking Liberally New York Primary Night (4/19)

It's a big night this Tuesday with the New York primary results rolling in. Current polling has Clinton maintaining a comfortable lead, but if Sanders can pull off an upset tomorrow night it could be huge! If Clinton holds on though it may put the nomination out of reach for Sanders. We'll have lots to talk about no matter what happens.

You can join us at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's, located 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll be meeting in the back room starting at 7PM. Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Wisconsin Primary Night

Just a quick reminder that Drinking Liberally will be meeting tomorrow night at our usual spot, O'shaugnessy's public house located at 4557 N. Ravenswood. We'll get things started at 7PM, and we'll be following the Wisconsin Primary results. Will Bernie continue his victory streak? Will Trump fail to make Wisconsin great again? Come on out and join us while we wait to find out!

Drinking Liberally Election Night Party

First and foremost, tomorrow, March 15th, is the primary election here in Illinois. If you need information about where to vote in Chicago, registration, etc, here's the best place to get the details:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/grace-period-registration-and-voting.html

After you've gone out and gotten your Democracy on, we'll be having an election night party at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave. We'll get the party started at 7PM in the back room.

We'll have the TV's on so we can follow the returns. It might be a late night as the polls tightened significantly in the last week. So whether you're a Clinton or Sanders supporter come on out and celebrate Democracy with us!

Super Tuesday at Drinking Liberally

This Tuesday is not just the regular Drinking Liberally night, but it's also Super Tuesday! So we'll have the TV's on and follow the results as they come in. We'll be meeting at our usual location, the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave. We'll get things started at 7:00.

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Debate Watch Thursday (2/11

Drinking Liberally Chicago will be hosting another Democratic debate watch party this Thursday, February 11th. We'll be meeting at our usual spot, in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

We will get started at 7PM and then the debate starts at 8PM. Hope to see you there!

Caucussing Liberally on Februrary 1st

On Monday, If you aren't going to be somewhere in Iowa trying to get out the vote, come join Drinking Liberally as we watch the returns come in from Iowa. Will they feel the bern? Will we be one step closer to the first female President in US history?

We'll get things started at our usual time, 7:00, so come on out, throw back a couple pints, and celebrate a little democracy. We'll be meeting at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's, at 4557 N. Ravenswood.

Also, we will be hosting another Democratic debate watch on February 11th. So mark your calendars and we'll have more announcements as we get closer to the date.

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night 1/19

This is your regular reminder that we'll be hosting a Drinking Liberally event this Tuesday at 7:00PM at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

Hot topics are likely to include the most recent Democratic debate. Who won? Who thought it was a good idea to schedule it for a Sunday night during the NFL playoffs? Is there anything O'malley can say to break out of his third place position?

In local politics, Rahm continues to hold onto his office. The Chicago Teachers Union has called for his resignation, and the state legislature is considering recall legislation. 16 shots, a cover up, and still no consequences for Rahm.

In foreign policy, North Korea claims that it detonated a hydrogen bomb though evidence suggests otherwise. How much of a threat is North Korea with a hydrogen bomb?

This and much more this week at Drinking Liberally!