Thursday, October 4, 2007

Drinking Liberally, 7pm tonight at Madison's Grill

The Portland chapter of Drinking Liberally (their motto: "Promoting Democracy, One Pint at a Time") meets tonight at its new meeting place: Madison's Grill, SE 11th and Madison.

It's the three year anniversary of the founding of Portland's DL chapter. Back then there were only a handful; now there are 219 chapters across the country, and counting.

A lot has happened since October 2004, that heady month before the 2004 election, hasn't it?
Poll: Kerry tops Bush in debate (CNN, Oct 2004)

Bush/Cheney in Dead Heat With Kerry/Edwards in Two-Way and Three-Way Matchups Among Registered Voters (Newsweek, Oct 2004)

Gonzales: Did He Help Bush Keep His DUI Quiet? (Newsweek, Oct 2004)

Is Foley Scandal the 'October Surprise'? (Fox News, Oct, 2004)

Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush (New York Times Magazine, Oct 2004)

Ah, good times. And then there's one of my personal favorites:
Weekly Reader Kids Have Accurately Predicted Presidential Election For 44 Years (Weekly Reader Online, Oct 2004)

(Original for that last link is gone; this is the Google cached version.) Could this be an argument for changing the voting age?

And you can file this under "the more things change, the more they stay the same," since it's from last week!
McCain Covets Kerry-like Revival (Des Moines Register, Sep 2007)

(A "Kerry-like revival"? Yipe! Good luck with that one, Senator!)

Which brings us up to today, when it's only (only?) 473 more days for Bush to trash out America like a drunken teenager with his daddy's Buick.

Join us tonight at Madison's Grill tonight for a great night of politics, conversation, and microbrews.

(And remember: DL encourages everyone to drink, and vote, responsibly.)

(Cross-posted at Loaded Orygun.)

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