Drinking Liberally Vancouver Chapter Blog

Drinking Liberally PLUS Meaningful Movies

My sincere apologies for being so terribly late getting this month's notice out. My plate is full and the distractions are too numerous to list. However, the one thing I want for everyone to know about is the inaugural screening of the Meaningful Movies in partnership with the Cascade Park Community Library on Thursday this week, June 16, doors open at 5:45PM and we will need to be out by 8:00PM. There is no admission charge and there will be pizza and pop to curb the 'hungry tummy rumblings'. The title this month is "Bring It To The Table" which addresses the topic of civil civic dialogue, pretty appropriate right now!
We are meeting in the usual place, Woody's Taco at 210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660. The actual entrance is on Columbia Street between 11th and Evergreen. The time for meet up is Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00PM.
I hope to see you either tomorrow or Thursday!
Cheers!
Rodger

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday!!

The primary season is winding down which is good news and bad news. The good news is that I'll be glad it is done; the bad news is who is likely to be selected!! What do you think??
We need to start talking about how to defeat Trump and that pathetic critter on his head. What an ignominious end for some hapless forest creature.
Next month I will have an important announcement with regard to pushing back against the Wall Street media.
Hope to see you Tuesday!
Rodger Stevens

Drinking Liberally for April

Hello Everyone,
We are well and truly into the primary season and the deciding primaries will be happening in the next two or three weeks. Next Tuesday is New York and we will be able to track the results together while we sip our suds and kibitz over strategies, policies and general electoral nonsense. We are meeting in the usual place, Woody's Taco at 210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660. The actual entrance is on Columbia Street between 11th and Evergreen. The time for meet up is Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00PM.
We hope you can make it!
Cheers!
Rodger

Drinking Liberally...The earliest date possible this month!!

Whoa!! The third Tuesday is on the 15th this month!! Boy! It really sneaked up on me. We are meeting in the usual place, Woody's Taco at 210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660. The actual entrance is on Columbia Street between 11th and Evergreen. The time for meet up is 7:00PM. It is a primary night so we can have some extra fun watching the returns on the smart phones. Hope you can make it!!
Rodger Stevens

On Kenneth Thorpe's Analysis of Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Reform Plan

Something we might want to discuss over our brewskies this evening is the debate created by Kenneth Thorpe's analysis of Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Reform Plan. Here is the link to the article that appeared at the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-himmelstein/kenneth-thorpe-bernie-sanders-single-payer_b_9113192.html
I hope to see you there!
Rodger Stevens

Drinking Liberally February Meeting

We are well and truly into the Presidential campaign for 2016 and things are getting interesting! We have the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary to hash over as well as some debates on both the left and right. The meeting will be on Tuesday, February 16 at Woody's Tacos in the court yard at the back, 210 West Evergreen Blvd. #700, Vancouver WA 98660. The entry to the restaurant is on Columbia Street half way between West 11th Street and Evergreen Blvd. The time will be 7:00 PM. I hope you can be there!
Regards
Rodger

Drinking Liberally to Explore Greater Role With Local Groups

Hello Everyone,
Since last month's meeting my recovery from gallbladder surgery has gone well and I have been able to give some thought as to next steps for Drinking Liberally.
Since my involvement in last year's I-1329 ballot initiative to get the influence of big money out of political campaigns, it has been my belief that the Liberal community needs to have a vehicle to create a sense of solidarity among all of the disparate groups, each with their own area of focus. It is my belief that the Living Liberally suite of activities to build community is a perfect vehicle for bringing people together for mutual support, friendship and education regarding the various efforts being made to promote social justice, a sustainable environment and economic fairness.
My hope is that we can discuss how to move forward with the idea. I have made preliminary contact with and received assurance of help from Carl Wolfson who has a Liberal talk show on KXRY in Portland to help out with publicity and finding talent for the Laughing Liberally segment of the Living Liberally suite of activities. Carl has also had a very successful thirty year career doing stand-up comedy.
I have also contacted Rick Turner with the Meaningful Movie Project (MMP) in Seattle regarding what needs to be done to start a chapter here in Vancouver. He is eager to help us once we get some preliminary steps taken. MMP has a library of over 1400 titles on a wide selection of topics which might prove to be invaluable to local groups who want to get their story in front of more people.
By next month we may also have some current information regarding when KXRY radio will have their transmitter working in Vancouver, thus bringing another progressive station to the Vancouver area with the potential of local content.
The Drinking Liberally meeting is next Tuesday, January, 19 at Woody's Tacos in the court yard at the back, 210 West Evergreen Blvd. #700, Vancouver WA 98660. The entry to the restaurant is on Columbia Street half way between West 11th Street and Evergreen Blvd. The time will be 7:00 PM. I hope you can be there!
Regards
Rodger

Day and Date for Drinking Liberally

Hello Everyone,
My 'newness' at this is showing in the omission of the day and date. Vancouver Drinking Liberally is currently meeting on the third Tuesday of each month. Next Tuesday is the day and the date is December 15. Sorry for the confusion.
Rodger Stevens

Drinking Liberally December Meeting

Hello Everyone!
Rodger Stevens here as I will attempt to fill the shoes so ably worn by Phil Scott as Drinking Liberally Host for the Vancouver area. We will be meeting for the last time this year as we look ahead to an interesting primary season in both the Republican and Democratic races for President of the United States. We will also begin some discussions regarding the other expressions of the Living Liberally family of organizations of which Drinking Liberally is only one. It seems especially appropriate to be doing so at such a consequential time in our country's history. The meeting this month is only one day after my gallbladder surgery, but I intend to make every effort to see you there at Woody's Tacos in the court yard at the back, 210 West Evergreen Blvd. #700, Vancouver WA 98660. The entry to the restaurant is on Columbia Street half way between West 11th Street and Evergreen Blvd. The time will be 7:00 PM.

Drinking Liberally Tomorrow

Join us at Woody's Tacos Tuesday evening @ 7:00 PM for lively discussion and your beverage of choice. What do you think of the media's take that Hillary won the debate? Was that your impression?

Who is your choice for least bad Republican? Ben Carson - scary, Carly Fiorina - inept, Rand Paul - Ayn Rand clone? Jeb Bush - dumber than his brother? Whaddaya think? Share your ideas and opinions.

Don't forget to vote!