Liberty on the Rocks – Happy Hour @ Dublin House

Please join us at the Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way) from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, December 1st for some great conversation and an all around good time while enjoying a premium Happy Hour with 2 for 1 house wines, wells and drafts. Smoking allowed on their covered, heated patio.

The centrally located Dublin House offers a variety of appetizers, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more along with their unique dessert, funnel cake fries.
This is an excellent opportunity to network with Liberty and Freedom loving individuals. Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word about “Liberty on the Rocks”.

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

For more information, Contact David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org

Next Happy Hour Meet Up 12/7

Adam Schrager – Up On The Roof!

December 7, 2009

It’s Pearl Harbor Day, and our special guest, Adam Schrager, well-known 9 News political reporter and Your Show host, will be joining us to discuss Colorado’s WWII connection, Governor Ralph Carr, the subject of Schrager’s well-reviewed book, “A Principled Politician.” Join us, up on the roof (or in the upstairs bar) to discuss Governor Carr, his career-ending stand to support the constitutional rights of Japanese Americans, and parallels to principles and politics today. For more information about Mr. Schrager please visit www.9News.com/yourshow, and if you can get a copy of his book in time, he’ll be happy to sign.

PLEASE NOTE: NO MEET-UP NOVEMBER 30TH! (Just 1st and 3rd Mondays)

December 7, 2009

Old Chicago’s rooftop patio (weather permitting, if not, meet in the upstairs bar)

145 Union Blvd.

Lakewood, CO

Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m.

FB group: Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks)

Blog site: RedRocks.LibertyOnTheRocks.org

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Liberty On The Rocks (Red Rocks).

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Des Moines Liberty on the Rocks!

Join us for $2 Domestic Draws, $3 Premium Wells, $5 Martinis until 7 pm.

Focus of discussion will be the pending health care reform legislation, and what we can do to hold our elected officials accountable for their votes.

Location:

Ducktail Lounge
1806 86th Street
Clive, Iowa, 50325

Happy Hour at Dublin House

Please join us at the Dublin House for some great conversation and an all around good time while enjoying a premium Happy Hour with 2 for 1 house wines, wells and drafts. Smoking allowed on their covered, heated patio.

The centrally located Dublin House offers a variety of appetizers, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more along with their unique dessert, funnel cake fries.

This is an excellent opportunity to network with Liberty and Freedom loving individuals. Feel free to invite your friends and spread the word about “Liberty on the Rocks”.

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.com/

For more information, Contact David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org

Location:

Dublin House
1850 Dominion Way
Colorado Springs, CO

If You Don’t Want the Government in Health Care, You Must Not Have a Heart

Isn’t that how the argument normally goes?  If you don’t want the government to provide health care for everyone, you must not care about people? Why don’t we take it a step further and name anyone a jerk that doesn’t want the government to ensure that every man, woman and child has food to eat, a house to live in and somewhere to work?  Shouldn’t the government be in charge of making sure we all have everything we need?  Well, I guess that depends on whether or not you believe that government should be able to take what it wants, when it wants, from whom it wants.  We all know that the government doesn’t make any money of its own (ok, it prints money, but it can’t produce wealth), so how would it provide all these things?  By taking wealth from its citizens of course.  I don’t know about most people, but I always thought it was wrong to just take what you want from others against their will.

Besides, if we create government run health insurance, there is much evidence to suggest that it will make everyone in this country worse off.  Despite what most people know about free markets, I think we all can agree that monopolies are bad and competition is good, right?  If we allow the government to come into the market with a taxpayer subsidized insurance option, it will put most other companies out of business.  That means less choices for us.  Most people, except the rich who can afford better, will be stuck with a government insurance plan.  Remember where government gets the money to pay for all of this. That’s right, the taxpayers. Is that an unlimited supply of money? Of course not.  That means the government will only have so much to go around.  What will they do to make sure they can give a little bit of care to everybody?  They will limit what we can use the insurance for.  How could they not?  They do not have unlimited sums of money! It has already begun happening with the new US Government Task Force increasing the recommended age for mammogram screenings. Think that’s not the beginning of the government trying to save money?  I would ask you to think again.  And if you truly believe the task force is right in its recommendations, I’d like to know if your feelings would change had it been Bush in the White House.

Where a private company has to make a profit to stay in business, the government doesn’t. Does that prove that business owners are just jerks trying to make a profit? No. It shows that a private business has to ask for your money, the government just takes it.  In order for the private sector to get people to voluntarily give up their income, they have to offer something people want in return.  They have to give good service, offer good products and do a good job (so long as they have competition), or they risk going out of business.  The government can just take money from the taxpayers when it needs to, so there is no incentive to offer the best service or the best price or the best product.  Why should they?  It’s not as though the Post Office will go out of business if it loses money.  As a government agency that enjoys no competition, it is able to “borrow” from the taxpayers to get necessary funds. The bottom line is this:  when companies must compete with each other and have to rely on profit to stay in business, they have no choice but to give consumers what they want.  Government relies on their guns and prisons to get what they want from people.  If you don’t want to pay them, you go to jail.  Simple as that.  If you don’t want to buy from a private business, you don’t have to.  If you need a product or service in the free market, you have many choices to choose from instead of one.

We need more free market choice in our health insurance options.  The government has done a great job of stifling competition, which has created the high prices we see today.  We must stop that from happening if we truly want better and more affordable health insurance.  Free choice, lower prices and better options?  Now that is where the heart is.

OOPS! Climate researcher’s e-mails hint at data manipulation…

The UK’s venerable Telegraph is running with a surprising investigative series — apparently, a leading climate research university’s system got hacked, and there are some pretty juicy e-mails being posted, which, shall we say question the integrity of the data and the researchers.

Researcher Phil Jones has one of the highest “quotable quote” ratios in the hacked data, for tidbits such as quandaries about how to “hide the decline.”  Of course, he claims, though the hacked data appears genuine, the quotes are taken out of context.

I’m certain the mainstream US media will do a thorough investigation, and tell the public the truth…UK Telegraph article

East Bay Liberty Meetup 12/11

It’s back at Beckett’s Irish Pub! For those of you don’t know me I’m Tom, and I recently came here from Colorado where I attended LOTR. The first thing I did when I got here was find a Liberty on the Rocks to attend! That was months ago. I stepped up to help organize the meet ups since I would hate to see it disappear! I chose the same place/time/day since people know it but am open for suggestions and help for future events. I am excited to get to know all of you!

Beckett’s in Berkeley
2271 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94704

Des Moines gets together for liberty!

Wow, I am late in creating this event, thought I had already done it. That still doesn’t get you off the hook for coming!

Come join us for a meeting of the minds, it’s becoming more important every day.

Location:

Ducktail Lounge
1809 NW 86TH
St Clive, IA

Denver Liberty on the Rocks

Join your fellow liberty-lovers for a social gathering in the pool room at the Uptown Tavern! This is the place to network, socialize and find out what is going on in the Denver area to promote liberty and free markets!

Hope to see you there!

Location:

The Uptown Tavern (in the pool room)
538 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO

Rio Grande Foundation hosts Liberty on the Rocks

If You Want to Soar with the Eagles, Don’t Fly with the Turkeys.

No Host Happy Hour with $1 discount on all drinks and food, featured guest: Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation.

Location:

Independence Grill on Montgomery
Albuquerque, NM