By Ralph Schwartz
I found a couple choice tidbits from the Whatcom Democrats’ schedule this week. (Tidbits. I don’t like that word, but if it’s good enough for the Herald’s business blogger, it’s good enough for me.)
First, tomorrow (Tuesday) night, President Obama gives his first state of the union since re-election, and his first major speech since three weeks ago. The Whatcom Democracy for America group will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 for a SOTU watch party at Sunset Round Table Pizza, 1145 E. Sunset Drive. The SOTU is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. local time.
You can also watch it at home on a lot of networks, or if you are sitting at your work desks in the evening (journalists, pay heed), you can watch a live stream here.
This second event is something I could get behind — at least back in the day. A group called Drinking Liberally meets 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Horseshoe, 113 E. Holly St. Here’s the group’s self-description:
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics.
I wonder which is the hardest partying party … the Democrats or Republicans? As always, Greens, Libertarians, etc. should get a few votes, too.