Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

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!

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow, Tuesday January 5

Join us for our first Drinking Liberally meetup of the new year!

There's plenty to discuss between the election season ramping up and all of those interesting domestic curiosities.

We'll be meeting at 7:00PM at O'shaugnessy's. If you've not been there before, it's located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave and is a short walk from the Damen Brown Line stop.

Also, if you haven't joined it yet, the Facebook group is located here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/liberallychicago/

Hope to see you there!

Special Event: Democratic Debate Saturday, December 19 @ 6:00pm

Hey everybody! We're going to hold a special Democratic Debate watching event Saturday, December 19 at our usual location of O'Shaugnessy's, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

We will be meeting at 6:00pm, and the debate begins at 7:00pm.

As a reminder, we'll also have our regular meeting Tuesday, December 15 at our usual time of 7:00pm.

Drinking Liberally Debate Watch 12/19

Hey Everybody! We just wanted to send out a quick heads up that we've confirmed the space at O'shaugnessy's for watching the next Democratic debate on 12/19. Time for the debate hasn't been officially set, but it will likely start at 8:00 and we'll start things up at 7:00.

We've been getting great turnouts for these gatherings, so you'll want to show up early if you want to be sure that you get a table. We'll send out another reminder about the event as we get closer to the date.

For more details and to RSVP, the event is also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/869536833162468/

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night (12/1)

The first Drinking Liberally of December is happening tomorrow night at 7:00PM. We'll be meeting at our usual location, O'shaugnessy's located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave. We meet in the back room at the set of tables just to the left of the back room door.

There's a lot to talk about this week. The Laquan McDonald shooting video was released and protests over the shooting took over the Mag Mile on Black Friday. Will this lead to much needed changes in city government, or just be treated as another PR problem?

Turkey shot down a Russian jet and Putin has responded by putting anti-aircraft missiles in Syria. As if the conflict in Syria wasn't messy enough already. How should the US respond? Is it time to get out, get more involved, or just go watch The Americans, to reminisce about what the cold war used to be like.

Finally, there was the tragic terrorist attack on France by ISIS. In a seeming overreaction to what happened then, french police have cracked down on protesters at a climate protest. What is the right balance between civil rights, intelligence gathering, and safety?

So come on out and let's chat about these issues and whatever else is on your mind! Also, don't forget to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/liberallychicago/

Drinking Liberally DNC Debate Watch 2.0

Hey everybody, we just wanted to send out a quick "save the date" for our next debate watch event. Clinton, Sanders, and O'Malley will be duking it out on Saturday November 14th, so we'll be meeting up at O'shaugnessy's to watch. The time hasn't be settled yet, but we expect it will be around the same start time, 7PM.

We'll send out another email as we get closer to the date to confirm the details.

Also, if you are coming, can you please do us a favor and RSVP on our Facebook page? We had a huge turnout last time and we want to make sure O'shaugnessy's has enough staff to take care of us. You can go here to do that: https://www.facebook.com/events/1168166183210714/

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night (11/3)

It's time again for Drinking Liberally. We'll be meeting at 7PM at our usual place, O'shaugnessy's, located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave. We meet in the back room of the bar, just to the left as you enter the back room.

This week there's plenty of election politics to talk about. Clinton seems to be sustaining her lead in Iowa after fending off the latest round of Benghazi hearings. On the Republican side, the CNBC comic book villain debate has gotten NBC in trouble with the GOP. Trump, unhappy with how the RNC is running the debates, is looking to negotiate directly with the broadcasters.

Paul Ryan has ascended the throne of the Republican controlled house. While certainly a far more pale choice for Speaker of the House, it's unclear if he's going to have any better luck getting things done.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Debate Watch Events

We wanted to reach out with a quick update on our event schedule. First, we are NOT hosting a debate watch event for the Republican debate this Wednesday (10/28).

Second, we've discovered that the next several Democratic debates are on weekend evenings:

* Saturday November 14th
* Saturday December 19th
* Sunday January 17th

Before we work on getting the back room of O'shaugnessy's for these events, we wanted to see how much interest there would be in attending on a weekend evening.

So can you please take 30 seconds and quickly fill out this form if you can attend any of the upcoming Democratic debates: http://goo.gl/forms/DvUD1Nt1nN. Just check the box for the events you would definitely want to go to.

If we get enough interest, we'll put something together. Thanks!