We’re taking Drinking Liberally into Enemy Territory Tonight at Skosh Monahan’s

Leprechaun Mayor Gary Monahan

Costa Mesa “Leprechaun” Mayor Gary Monahan

Drinking Liberally needs a new home since Memphis closed in Santa Ana.  It briefly moved to another Santa Ana establishment but that closed too.  It’s been way too long, so on a lark, we’re taking this show on the road to Skosh Monahan’s in Costa Mesa tonight around 8:45 p.m.

Skosh’s is owned and operated by Costa Mesa Council member Gary Monahan.  A few month’s back, Gary posted something on Facebook about if a business owner’s politics would influence a consumer’s decision to patronize said business.  I viewed it as an invitation and went there last Veteran’s Day.  Neither Gary or I are going to change each other’s minds but we did have a terrific conversation about local politics.

So, we’re going back.  I’ve asked some of the DL regulars to join me and I think we’ll have a few.  Some won’t due to ties with local unions doing battle in Costa Mesa.  Others have said that don’t want any of their money to go into Gary’s pocket.

My view is — for very little money — I’m going to get served a beverage and a snack by a conservative Republican.  And as long as he doesn’t stick his thumb in my glass when carrying it over, I’ll be OK with it.

Monahan has invited some 600 people to this on Facebook and I think we’re going to have a decent crowd.  I’m not sure about the number of Lefties coming, so please come by.  The spirit of the event is to relax and talk local politics without anyone getting ready for a bar room brawl.

Just remember to ask for your receipt.

  5 comments for “We’re taking Drinking Liberally into Enemy Territory Tonight at Skosh Monahan’s

  1. anton marc
    January 30, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Why in the world would we want to give our hard earned money to support Gary Monahan?

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    January 30, 2015 at 8:38 am

    for very little money, Gary Monahan and his staff serve you….

    It was a fun event; we had about 8 people and it was split half and half. Lots of laughter.

    • Jim Fitz
      February 4, 2015 at 7:13 am

      Dan it was nice to meet you, thanks for buying me an Irish Whiskey, and the chance to debate a liberal heavy weight.

      I wish more Liberals in Costa Mesa had your command of issues, so we could debate the issues, not the person.

      Most Costa Mesa Liberals debate the person and personality … poorly.

      Personally, I am offended you chose to put that picture of Council Member Monahan

      But, if that is the standard, invite me to the Liberal stronghold, I will bring my conservative buddies, and maybe some pictures your liberals … in a Star Wars bar scene 🙂

      Drink Liberally, think & act conservative!

      • Dan Chmielewski
        February 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

        Glad to have met you too. But don’t be offended by the photo. It’s the only photo I have of Gary in front of his business.

        We’ll do another one of these at Gary’s but I’m not sure when.

  3. January 31, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    If you are going to take DL on the road, you really need to stop at the legendary (yes, I mean, legendary) Nieuport 17 before it closes. Their bar will host a very nice DL.

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