Drinking Liberally Vancouver Chapter Blog

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!

Wallys Tacos???

I misspoke. Woody's Tacos. 330 Evergreen.

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Join the fun and merriment as we compare thoughts, opinions and jokes about messrs Trunp, Walker, Paul, Cruz, ms Palin, ms Fiorini and the rest.
And, Bernie is ahead in Iowa (barely). Whaddaya think of that?

Now that Rick Perry has nothing else to do, maybe he will join us at Wallys Tacos, 330 Evergreen, downtown Vancouver. 7:00 PM

Sorry you there.

Drinking Liberally, note from Kali

Hey Liberal Drinkers,

Tom still has union meetings on the 3rd Tues, and I'm back up in northern WA, working for the Colville Tribes once again, where fires are burning everywhere.

I will soon be sending money to Bernie and am looking forward to a bumper sticker! I don't think the dumb-ass media will be able to do to Bernie what they did to Howard Dean - they would love to ignore Bernie, but I think he's way ahead of them. It would make them look even more incompetent than we all know they are!

Enjoy the Willamette Valley, Phil!
Cheers!
Kali

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Join us at Woody's Tacos, 230 W Evergreen at 7 this Tuesday for lively discussions and your favorite beverage.
Do you have Bernie or Hillary stickers, bumper stickers or other campaign items to share? Bring them.
Remember how the media clobbered Howard Dean once he appeared to be a viable candidate? Will the same thing happen to Bernie? Whaddaya think?

We will be looking for someone to assume the awesome responsibilities and receive the benefits of leading Vancouver Drinking Liberally to new levels of greatness. Are you that person? Current leadership is forced to resign pending a move to the Willamette Valley.

Come on down. Looking forward to seeing you.

Drinking Liberally this Tuesday

Join us at Woodys Tacos, 210 W Evergreen, 7 PM. What do you think about actually talking with your adversaries - Cuba, Iran? Beats shooting them in my opinion.

I read a piece recently while generally favorable towards the Iran deal warns that we should not take them at their word that they are not pursuing a Bomb. after all Israel and Pakistan have the Bomb and Iran is not on the best of terms with either of them. It doesn't take much nuclear fuel to make a big explosion and they will still have a few kilograms of 20%. Whaddaya think?

Cuban embassy opens. Hurray. About time. Actually 30 or 40'years late. Talk to your adversaries.

Beer and conversation. What's your view?