Drinking Liberally Chicago Chapter Blog

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!

Drinking Liberally tonight!

Greetings, liberal drinkers!
A belated reminder that DL meets tonight at the usual time and place, 7:00 at O'Shaugnessy's, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave. Come have a pint, share a laugh, and cheer on the Cubs!

The biggest news for us of the liberal persuasion actually comes from north of the border - Canada's Liberal Party CRUSHED it in their elections, winning 54% of the seats in Parliament. The ruling Conservative party won just 29% - the Canadian people have decided that's just not what they're aboot!

What else happened since we last gathered?
Jim Webb dropped out of the Democratic primary today - which is a shame because I enjoyed Alec Baldwin's impression of him on SNL!
Speaking of SNL - I think everyone has been posting about Larry David's impression of Bernie Sanders. In case you missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfmwGAd1L-o

Cheers,
your DL Chicago hosts

Great Debate Turnout!

We just wanted to send out a quick email thanking everybody for coming out to the first Democratic debate last night. It was a great turnout and we hope to see many of you back again next week at our regular meeting. We'll be meeting at the same place, O'shaugnessy's, at 7PM, in the back room on 10/20.

If last night was your first time at Drinking Liberally and you gave us your email address, welcome to the list! We don't send out a lot of emails, just reminders about upcoming events. If you want to join our Facebook group as well you can find it at https://fb.me/groups/liberallychicago/. There we have more active ongoing discussions between meetings.

We are working on plans for upcoming debates and we'll send out an email and post to Facebook once we have it figured out.

Drinking Liberally Debate Watch Tomorrow Night

Just a quick reminder that we will be meeting tomorrow night to watch the Democratic Primary Debate. We'll be starting at our usual time, 7PM, and the debate is slated to start at 7:30PM. We'll be meeting in the back room of O'shaugnessy's, which is located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally tonight -

Hello liberal drinkers!
A quick reminder that DL meets tonight starting at 7:00 pm - the usual location, O'Shaugnessy's, 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

By now you've probably watched Hillary Clinton's funny appearance on SNL (in case you hadn't: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jh2n5ki0KE) but one that hasn't gotten shared as much is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIYEGDJoluc ... featuring Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

And in the more ridiculous news- Carly Fiorina has built her candidacy on a fake-detail oriented takedown of Planned Parenthood, and organization that she has in fact supported through her "foundation" that she was the "chairman" of: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/05/carly-fiorina-foundation-gave-46...

Cheers!

No Drinking Liberally Tonight

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder that DL meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and does not meet tonight. Our next meeting is October 6th and we will have our Democratic debate watch party on October 13th.

Debate Watch Event on 9/16

Hey everybody! We will be shifting this week's Drinking Liberally to be on Wednesday night instead of Tuesday night to watch the Republican Debate. We'll be meeting at our regular place, O'shaugnessy's which is located at 4557 N Ravenswood Ave.

The debate starts at 7PM so you may want to come a little before our usual start time. The hosts will be there by 6:30 to make sure we're all set for the event.

Hope to see you there!

Drinking Liberally Special Event: GOP Debate Wednesday, September 16

We're moving next week's usual Tuesday night event to Wednesday so we can collectively watch the second round of GOP debates!

We'll be meeting at 7:00PM at O'shaugnessy's, and our hosts should be there at 6:30 to make sure everything is set up for us. 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!

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow Night, 2015-09-01

This is your regular reminder that we'll be meeting up for Drinking Liberally.

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!