Friday, February 25, 2005

Drinking Liberally


A new group that is sweeping the nation is Drinking Liberally . It's a political discussion group over beer. They call themselves an informal, inclusive weekly Democratic drinking club. Here's a little bit of their kind of inclusive advertising friendly slogans:

You can 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. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics.

Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths, you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your local democratic space - build Democracy one drink at a time.

I haven't been yet, but I plan to one of these days.

In Providence, here's their meeting plan:

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Rhode Island's Future: The Fight For Clean Air Continues

Rhode Island's Future: The Fight For Clean Air Continues

Here's a call for action to attend a rally to help Senator Chaffee do the right thing.

Attend Rally to Protect Clean Air Act from
Bush Administration’s Rollbacks!

WHEN: 11 am, Tuesday, March 1, 2005

WHERE: Senator Chafee’s Providence office, 170 Westminster Street

WHO: Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group, Clean Water Action

WHY: On March 2nd Rhode Island Senator Lincoln Chafee is scheduled to vote on the "Clear Skies Initiative," which would gut the Clean Air Act allowing more pollution into the air while doing nothing to stop global warming. We will hold a press conference and rally outside Senator Chafee’s office urging him to protect the environment and public health by opposing any weakening of the Clean Air Act. Clean Water Action will also be releasing new data that shows how Clear Skies lets big polluters off the hook

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Rhode Island's Future: A Great New Blog

Rhode Island's Future is a great new political blog that has appeared in the last couple of months. It calls itself "An insider's guide to politics and culture in Rhode Island." There's a lot of great opinion and thought pieces about what's going on in Rhode Island. There are currently 6 contributors.

Of course, it has a political opinion, as a blog should, but they present a lot of compelling ideas. I highly recommend reading it and thinking about what they have to say. If you don't like their opinions, you could always start your own blog.!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Museum of Natural History New Exhibits

Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Current Events

From Observation to Illustration

On exhibit February 13 - April 25, 2005

A joint presentation with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, New England Chapter, this exhibit will showcase their works in a variety of media complemented by specimens from the Museum’s collections. Among the show’s highlights are renderings in watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, and other media featuring the full spectrum of natural history subjects. From fungi and lichens to seed pods, orchids, butterflies, and birds, this exhibit leaves no stone unturned! We invite you to see the works of these talented local artists along with specimens from our vaults making a debut appearance.