Drink Liberally in Surf City Tonight (After You Protest With Us)!

Calling all liberal-minded denizens of Surf City! Huntington Beach has a new Drinking Liberally! Come on over and celebrate with us tonight!

Oh wait… Before we celebrate, we need to protest. In case you haven’t heard, King George the Knucklehead just vetoed health care for poor kids. And now, House Republicans are looking to sustain that veto. Now I don’t know about you, but I won’t just allow that to happen.

OK, so what can we do about it? We can protest outside our local Congress Member’s office! Join local MoveOn activists for a rally outside Dana Rohrabacher’s district office in Downtown Surf City at 6:00 PM tonight. Get the message out that we won’t tolerate Bush’s outright cruelty toward poor kids, and we won’t tolerate our Member of Congress voting to allow Bush’s cruelty to stand.

OK, feeling frustrated now? Well, don’t! After all, we have to go drink liberally at 7:00 tonight! After the protest, come with us to meet other friendly progressives in your community. Tonight is our very first Drinking Liberally in Huntington Beach at Oggi’s:

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co.
- Out Back On The Patio
19461 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

And from now on, we’ll be meeting in Surf City on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Are you ready? :-)

  12 comments for “Drink Liberally in Surf City Tonight (After You Protest With Us)!

  1. October 4, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    This is great news that we have a THIRD Drinking Liberally in OC…with a 4th on its way.

  2. October 4, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    For those of us who would like to check out a few different ones, why are they ALL on Thursday nights?
    Can someone please make #4 another night? People who have school or work on Thursday nights would also appreciate this.
    Thanks!

  3. Andrew Davey
    October 4, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    Gary-

    I know, it’s fantastic. I now have TWO DLs near my house to attend! And oh yes, I’d also like to visit my other favorite DL in RSM soon. ;-)

    Publius-

    OK, OK, I get it. I know it can be a tough choice, especially if you live somewhere close to more than one DL (like me, I’m between Memphis and Oggi’s HB). So yes, it would be nice to see our 4th DL happen on another night. That way, we won’t have to miss Santa Ana or HB or RSM to experience North County! :-)

  4. Melissa
    October 4, 2007 at 4:01 pm

    My sentiments exactly, Publius. Why are they all on the same night? There won’t be more than a table of four DL people at this rate. Please have these events on separate night!

  5. October 4, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    Melissa,

    You underestimate how many liberals there are in OC. Did you know that by the numbers, OC is second only to LA as the county with the most Democrats? That also translates into a lot of liberals (Drinking Liberally is non-partisan, and welcomes all, regardless of political party).

    The reason they fall on Thursdays is because of what Drinking Liberally has on their website (http://drinkingliberally.org/start.html):
    “Most groups meet every week, and Thursdays starting around 7 is the most popular time.”

    That being said, like the Pirate’s Code, it’s more of a guideline than a rule.

  6. October 4, 2007 at 11:34 pm

    I meant “county in California with the most Democrats”

  7. October 4, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    But Gary, since there was ALREADY a DL in Central OC on Thursday night, wouldn’t it be logical (and polite) to try the others on a DIFFERENT night?
    Just doesn’t make sense when there are six other nights available.

  8. Melissa
    October 5, 2007 at 8:42 am

    DL was pretty dead last night in Santa Ana, Gary. And besides, is it wrong for me to express my opinion on this issue? Hopefully you will be a little more open-minded about another day in the future. Have a great weekend!

  9. October 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    Melissa, Publius,

    I *am* open-minded. All I did was give a reason for the current situation. I’m not in charge of any DL but the RSM Drinking Liberally. If the other DLs want to have it on a different night, that’s fine by me (and out of my control).

    And I never said nor implied that it was wrong for you to express your opinions. I don’t know how you came up with that one. Please *do* express your opinions.

  10. syQodem
    October 6, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Sorry, couldn’t make it… Dem’s of NOC meet first Th of each month; and it’s better ta be sober fer that one…

    … and why limit our activities to Rohrbacher? Remember “Mr. Tax Evasion” himself, Gary Miller?…

    … and protesting in front of their offices is only gonna give us all a heart attack, and from people without heart…

    … better to forget about talking to them and, instead, just shut them up completely…

  11. Linda
    October 8, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    OK , two questions for someone. Is Drinking Liberally really non-partisan? I’d rather get together with a group of liberals, not a mixed group. I am surrounded by conservatives in Huntington Beach already. Also, are (youngish) 50 year olds welcome?

  12. Andrew Davey
    October 8, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    Linda-

    Here are the answers to your questions:

    1. Yes and no. Yes, DL is officially “non-partisan” in that DL does not promote any party or campaign. And yes, DL NEVER turns away any one for his or her political opinions. However, as the name implies, mostly left-of-center individuals attend. So don’t worry about being surrounded by right-wingers… You won’t be here. :-)

    2. ABSOLUTELY! DL welcomes all liberals of all ages to attend (well, 18 and up that is). The only requirement is that you be ready to have fun. So please, PLEASE, feel free to join us next week! :-)

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