Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beta-test your Halloween Costume at Portland Drinking Liberally, tonight at the Lucky Lab NW (plus special A-B/CoC news!)

Working on politically-themed ideas for your Halloween costume for next week? (The raw material is certainly there. And there. And there. Or there. Of course, the Halloween traditionalists among you might simply want to go as Death.) Bust it out tonight at DL,

Portland Drinking Liberally meets at the Lucky Lab Brew Hall at 19th and NW Quimby (map), tonight at 7pm.

(DL-PDX meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. To get on their email list, go here. To find the DL chapter near you--there are over 300 hundred of them nationwide--go here.)

No photos exist, I'm sorry to say, of the Clarence Thomas costume I put together for Halloween in 1991 (and the prop Coke can with a yarn pubic hair attached was thrown out the next morning). Nor is there any documentary record of the Extra-Strength Tylenol capsule costume I made for a 1983 Halloween party.

Costumes are not required tonight, but they're certainly welcome.

And now, here's another chance for DL'ers to do well by doing good:

First, thanks to all of you who've sent a complaint to Diageo (maker of Guinness, Johnny Walker, and Bailey's) asking them to stop opposing health care reform--for which the SIEU has pledged to donate $1 per signature.

Now. not-evil network provider CREDO is partnering with Living LIberally for a similar project:

As you probably know, several large corporations, including Nike, PG&E and Apple, have severed ties with the board of the US Chamber of Commerce because of that group's high-profile denial global warming. CREDO has asked Living Liberally to help bring pressure on another big corporation to cut their ties with the C of C and its radical politics--and this one's right up Drinking Liberally's alley: Anheuser-Busch.

For every signature on this online petition sent to Annheuser-Busch, asking them to leave the Chamber of Commerce, CREDO will donate $1 to Living Liberally.

It's a win-win: Increased pressure on the Chamber of Commerce to end their support for environmentally senseless policies, and increased support for our organization.

(Craft-beer purists: Climb down--this isn't an endorsement for Budweiser. It's an effort to get Bud's makers to stop supporting one of the largest global-warming deniers on the planet!)

Another way to show your appreciation for Living Liberally, as it promotes progressive action through social interaction--including keeping the whole Drinking Liberally network up and running--is to send them a tip via the Tipping Liberally jar.

So wherever you are--and whatever you're wearing--join the Drinking Liberally gang for drinks and political conversation.

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

(Cross-posted at Loaded Orygun.)

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