The next political chat will be this Wednesday, at the
Sheesh Mahal Restaurant, located at 1117 Polk St.,
between Post and Sutter, at 7:00PM.
The two topics of discussion will be: 'Government
Involvement in Marriage,' and 'How to Respond to the
Recall Davis Innitiative.'
This is the fourth consecutive get-together of the
Political Chat. I think this is great, and a total of
eight people showed up last Wednesday. Please bring a
friend (or enemy) to this Wednesday's chat and
hopefully we can get at least twelve people gathered,
if not more.
As many of you know, we have been trying different
locations, and discussing various venues. The first
meeting was held in the Richmond District, because
that's where I live, and it was right across the
street from where the LPSF monthly meetings are held.
The second and third meetings were held at Wild
Awakenings, on McAlister, because of it's location to
Market St., BART, etc. Concerns arose about
consistency, since the DAF is held once a month on a
Wednesday at the Sheesh Mahal, and it wouldn't be good
to tell people that the meetings will be held every
Wednesday at a coffee shop, and then, once a month, go
to the Sheesh Mahal for the DAF. Also, it was brought
up that since it is at 7:00PM on a Wednesday, people
may be hungry and want more than a cookie, which
brought up the venue issue.
With all this taken into consideration, and the fact
that I was asked to make the decision on a permanent
place for the Political Chat, I asked the participants
at last week's chat how they felt about the Sheesh
Mahal, and we all agreed. This will solve the
inconsistency issue with the DAF; this will solve the
food issue with those who want more than a cookie; it
will solve the issue of vegetarians; and it is
accessible by MUNI or a short walk from BART. However,
I know that there will be some who may have issues
about this decision, and I hope you share those issues
with us on the e-mail list or at the next discussion.
I didn't want to conflict with the DAF, and it seems
to make sense to me to have it there for the time
being. At least for a few months to see how it works
Hope to see everyone at the Sheesh Mahal this
Wednesday evening, at 7:00PM.