Celebrate Liberty: A Holiday Party!

You’re invited to join us for a special holiday event as we celebrate our Liberty.  Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) and Liberty on the Rocks will join together in celebration of our liberty during the holidays with our special guest, Michelle Malkin on December 13th , 6pm to 8pm at D’Vine Wines Winery (934 Manitou Ave., Suite 108, Manitou Springs, CO) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers!

We will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres. Feel free to bring some crackers/ cheese / or chocolate to share with your wine.

Please RSVP to: david@libertyontherocks.org

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and a door prize or two.

Our guest speaker: Michelle Malkin is a conservative blogger, political commentator, and author. Her weekly syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites. She is a Fox News Channel contributor and has been a guest on MSNBC, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published by Regnery Publishing.  Michelle will share her thoughts with us and then we will o pen the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

Upcoming Events:

January 10th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House “The Declaration of Independence . What does it really say?”  A discussion.

January 17th: 6:30pm @ Colorado Springs Christian School Auditorium – a presentation on: “Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood” co-hosted by:9-12 Colorado District 5, Pikes Peak Patriots

January 24th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House  The Internet: Gutenberg Press of the 21st Centurypresented by Bob Adelmann

February 14th: 5:30pm @ The Dublin House  “Valentines day LOTR special: Ladies night!”


For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.org/

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.

Next Meeting (12/04/2011)

First meeting for the month of December. It’s been a month since our last meeting so hoping for a good turnout. Plenty as always to talk about, from Occupy, to CPAC 2012 as well as a recap of the civic election results. Hope to see all the regulars as well as old friends and newbies are always welcome. Cheers for liberty!

Event Info

Oh what fun…the Dec. 5th Christmas Party will be!

RED ROCKS 3rd ANNUAL POLITICALLY INCORRECT HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

When?
DECEMBER 5TH
5:30 – 8:30P.M.

Where?
PLEASE NOTE:

LOCATION WILL BE FORWARDED TO RSVP’S ONLY BECAUSE I NEED AN ACCURATE HEAD COUNT! WE WILL BE MEETING WITHIN A MILE RADIUS OF THE COLORADO MILLS MALL. RSVP (name and number of guests, please) sacco@LibertyOnTheRocks.org

Attire?
CLOTHING IS NOT OPTIONAL SO WE SUGGEST THAT YOU WEAR AN UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER, CHRISTMAS PJ’S, LIBERTY GARB, OR COME DRESSED AS YOUR FAVORITE POLITICIAN, WITH SOME SWAG OR SUCH FOR A FEW “BEST” DRESSED.

WE WILL PROVIDE A BUDGET-LIMITED, BUT INSPIRING AMOUNT OF PIZZA AND BEER! THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND FREE MARKETS!

PLEASE BRING SNACKS, DESSERTS, AND OTHER BEVERAGES TO SHARE IF YOU WOULD LIKE (ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T DRINK BEER)!

THE MAIN EVENT

Save your TV from the snarky insults you’ve been hurling at it during the presidential candidate forums (you know you have!) and bring them on down to our first ever “mock” team debate, with YOU as the candidate surrogate! Here’s your chance to sound off on what you think is REALLY on the candidates’ minds – with an “independent” judge scoring the match for “best” politically incorrect answers. Be prepared to laugh your patooties off!

TEAMS WILL BE BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS:

TEAM NEWT THE “GRINCH”
TEAM “ELF THE FED” PAUL
TEAM “CANDYMAN” CAIN
TEAM “MITT-LETOE” ROMNEY

If the government does it, it will be either substandard, too expensive, or both.

The government built a school for $18.9 million. They used it one year. Now it is closed because it was built so poorly.

The money is gone. The building is useless.

… and some people want the government to take over your health care, too.

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The Non-sequitur of the Week Award goes to David Sirota!

BlueCarp presents David Sirota with the “Non-sequitur of the Week” award!

In his Denver Post column today, Sirota says “we’ve imported imported the developing world’s lax regulatory standards and, thus, its lower product quality.”

Uh… what?

More government regulation equals higher product quality? With this entry in the non-sequitur competition, Sirota places himself in serious competition for the Non-sequitur of the Year award. Congratulations!

Sirota is certainly devout in his worship of the state and his belief there is no problem the government can not solve. For some reason, however, he believes that the individuals that comprise the body of government regulators is somehow more virtuous than the individuals that comprise the body of manufacturers. 

“Green” corporatism is just as bad as any other corporatism.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is undaunted by the federal government’s massive and costly failure in subsidizing Solyndra.

He is still pimping out the “progressive” green corporatism of giving tax money to company’s that can not otherwise raise capital.

He thinks thin-film technology used in solar panels has “huge market potential.” No, Mr. Chu, if it had huge market potential, the market would fund it.

What the technology has is huge political potential. By giving tax money to private companies, private executives can buy beach houses and boats. Then those same executives can afford to support more politicians who, in turn, will give them more tax money for a mountain condo and a Mercedes.

It is beautiful in its corrupt simplicity.

PERA’s “optimism” of an 8% return on investments is fraudulent.

The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association Board of Trustees voted 8-5 Friday to retain the 8% expected rate of return on investments.

A vote on what else they want from Santa Clause is expected next week.

I have another crazy libertarian idea…

Shari Roan of the Los Angeles Times reports that

[t]he cancer drug Avastin should not be used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other organs because it doesn’t help patients enough to justify its risky side effects, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday.

It must be comforting to some to know that super-smart Ph.D.’s in a DC office somewhere have made this choice for every American in the entire country who might be faced with a personal decision to use Avastin or not.

But I have another crazy, libertarian idea: Let each individual facing such a decision personally weigh the pros and cons of the drug, in consultation with their doctor, family and confidants, and make their own decision.

Crazy talk, I know.

Detroit Considers Privatization

The city of Detroit is broke like many other cities. However, they are facing the real possibility of running out of cash… next month! According to MLive.com:

In his speech tonight, Bing is expected to propose privatizing the city’s public bus system and lighting departments, both of which have have been failing residents but reportedly cost them $100 million a year in subsidies.

Brown supports that long-term plan, but he is hoping the mayor will couple it with a short-term strategy to lay off up to 2,300 city workers if unions fail to agree to long-discussed concessions.

If Bing doesn’t, City Council will.

“If the mayor tonight comes out with a plan that does not address the short-term and long-term issues, the Council is going to come out with a plan. We’re going to put it in a resolution, send it to the governor and say ‘We’re willing to make these cuts.’”

The financial crisis we face is serious, but it’s nice to see experiments like these taking place. The city may just find that privatization is the way to go, encouraging other cities to follow suit.

Are you a Political Turkey? What’s Next?

Join us as we celebrate Liberty and fellowship with other liberty lovers on November 22nd, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at The Dublin House (1850 Dominion Way, Colorado Springs) enjoying Tavern Style Politics and Activism in the Tradition of our Founding Fathers.

The evening’s entertainment will include the infamous 30 second soapbox, trivia and awesome happy hour deals along with a door prize or two.

The night’s topic: Are you a Political Turkey?   & What’s next? We’re going to get back to the basics and open the floor to respectful discourse in the best political format in town;  tavern style politics. No guest speaker or special presentation, just a great open discussion while we celebrate our liberties during this Thanksgiving week .  Plus, let’s take this opportunity to discuss  our LOTR Chapter and what’s next for our group as we prepare for a busy 2012.  So come on out tonight and enjoy the discussion. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Upcoming Events:

December 13th: 6 pm @ D’Vine Wines in Manitou Springs Celebrate Liberty: A Holiday Party!
Special Guest: Michelle Malkin

January 17th 6:30pm @ Colorado Springs Christian School Auditorium – a presentation on: “Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood” co-hosted by:9-12 Colorado District 5, Pikes Peak Patriots

 

For more info, contact: David Kelly: david@libertyontherocks.org 719.237.4598

Visit: http://www.libertyontherocks.org/

Colorado Springs LOTR events / discussions can cover subjects on just about every liberty-oriented topic there is.  We encourage participation  and the sharing of ideas . So come on out to happy hour, enjoy a beer and join us. The purpose is to get us talking to each other about our viewpoints on different topics, so we may become better aware of what we believe and why, and what we have no opinion on (yet!). There is no doubt about it – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had while learning at the same time!

Liberty on the Rocks is THE place to meet others interested in free market and/or liberty-oriented principles. It is also the happy hour for you if you’re interested in getting better informed or involved in the liberty movement.

Colorado Springs LOTR  is proud to promote free market and/or liberty-based institutions and groups, both local and across the country. When attending a Liberty on the Rocks happy hour, be sure to grab information near the door to learn about think tanks and groups in your area.

Disclaimer: Speakers/Guests/Articles do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Colorado Springs Liberty On The Rocks, and Colorado Springs LOTR does not endorse or support any candidate in any election.