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Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:45pm.
Hello dear ones,
I really really really think you should come out to Los Bellos Portales Tuesday because we're really nice, the food's magnificent, there are telenovelas, I may remember to make and bring banana muffins, I might introduce you to Frogula (I am not making that up), you can easily score a lot of CD racks (I switched to shelves) and you'll just dig the heck out of it. The address on the business card is 9313 Two Notch but the address on Google (and the cash register tape) is 108 Columbia Northeast Dr. A. Your phone will bring you; it's quite near the neighborhood (but not the high school) called Spring Valley, in the strip called Fortune Square with Racks and Kiki's Chicken and Waffles. The pernil (roast pork) is to die for. Don't miss it!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:59am.
Hello beautiful people,
Thrilled to see that the KKKowards from out of state are gone already and hoping that they don't come back. Tickled that Trump is so intent on destroying his own candidacy that he's attacking McCain for being an ex-POW. Come out and discuss these or other matters, or just to try the pernil. Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/13/2015 - 12:44pm.
I was pleasantly surprised how quickly the General Assembly brought down the flag. I would be more inclined to award points had they done so without a state senator and eight of his churchgoers being murdered. However, they did the right thing for a change, and Nikki Haley showed leadership instead of vetoship for a change, and all are to be saluted. Now to tell the cowards (or if you prefer, KKKowards) in sheets to go home.
Of course we should have our Bastille Day meeting at a French restaurant, but the town isn't exactly overflowing with them, and particularly not French bars or cafes. Los Bellos Portales is almost perfectly delightful, however, and you can toast La France with sangria. Their pernil (roast pork) may be the best thing you ever try. You should come try it. Hope to see you Tuesday!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:59pm.
This, we hope, is the week that the General Assembly finally does the right thing and takes down the battle flag from the State House grounds. Keeping up the pressure is a good thing, though. Here's the Post-Courier's survey of legislators' views on the issue: http://www.postandcourier.com/apps/pbcs.dll/dcce?Site=CP&Date=20150622&Category=StaticPages&Module=15&Class=15&Type=StaticPages&ID=432782
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 2:57pm.
I've heard requests from attendees that we try meeting toward the northeast end of town. So let's try out Pho Viet on Decker Boulevard. It's consistently delightful, friendly, comparatively quiet, and serves beer and wine. Come on out; you'll like it!
I, uh, wish I could say something intelligent about Supreme Court actions of the past week. Grinning like an idiot is the best I can do. Obamacare is here to stay, same sex marriage is legal everywhere except in parts of Texas, Alabama and Kentucky where they're unclear on the meaning of the word "supreme"-- and Scalia led the fight against three strikes you're out laws. Granted, it was for a white supremacist, but still. We can definitely talk about it.
So come see us at Pho Viet Tuesday. (If you don't, I'll move it to a Jamaican place next week.) Come on!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:51pm.
I haven't heard any suggestions about moving to the northeast, so let's do Uncle Maddio's again. I had another northeasty thought, which was the Pho Viet on Decker and a highly northwesty thought, Delhi Palace, where the food is good and the beer is relatively cheap. Holler back if either of these have appeal or if you have any other suggestions or if you just want to holler back. But as for this Tuesday, I so hope to see you at Uncle Maddio's. Come on down!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:51pm.
This week, let's do Maddio's again. We can ponder someplace northeastwards for future dates and dig our pizza in the mean time. Hope to see you!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:09pm.
Hello beautiful people:
Also people seem to dig the heck out of my camera quadcopter aka drone. I will give demonstrations as usual at the least tiniest hint of a request, although probably not indoors. (We should go over to the Arcade for that!)
Also also our beloved governor is having a tent revival for a few thousand close friends at North Charleston Coliseum on June 13th. If you haven't heard the really really weird minute-long radio spots (probably the same ones are on TV but not during "JEOPARDY!" when I'm watching) I've taped all but the first three words and will happily play the recording for anyone who is interested. My take in a nutshell: Nikki Haley is welcome to hold a prayer meeting any day of the week, but it's more than a little shaky for GOVERNOR Nikki Haley to do so. Discuss among yourselves or better, come out Tuesday at 7:15ish to discuss.
Our pal Fred Ingram is part of a Songwriter Showcase at Conundrum tonight (Monday, 6/8) starting at about 7. Also performing: THE Dubber and Steve Bennett. Cover is $6. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting Street in West Columbia.
So come out, eat pizza and find out what fundamentalists our founding fathers were instead of the deists those kookoo history books tell us about. Perhaps we'll find time to make fun of Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry. Risk the consequences!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:47am.
Remember us? I knew you did. Let's go do Uncle Maddio's again. Everyone who has been has enjoyed it. The pizza's good, the prices are right, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian are all available as well as beer, wine and one of those magic coke fountains that makes anything. The art is pretty and the tunes are good, which is lucky since we all have to cope with that one moment in the world's history when Rand Paul is the only clear-thinking politician in America. I know, right? Up is down. Come out and puzzle it out with us.
I also want to give a shout out to our friend Bradley Powell, off to conquer sweet home Chicago. Happy trails, vaya con dios, and best of luck. Sa-LUTE!
So come out and join us for eating pizza liberally before Rand can revert to his usual dirtbaggery. See ya!
Submitted by John Dantzler on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:34am.
Hi happy hooligans,
Remember: this is New Bangkok. Old Bangkok moved across the street into a new restaurant and then the cook from the old restaurant opened up New Bangkok in the old location. If this is confusing, just go to the one on the right as you're headed to Sumter; it's in the same strip mall as Ollie's Discount. It's delightful (as is Ollie's, come to think of it).
Also Tuesday, Bernie Sanders is officially kicking off his campaign. This is at 5 in Burlington VT; one assumes that MSNBC at least would cover it. You might want to give a look in, and eat some Ben & Jerry's in solidarity.
Meanwhile Huck Mikeabee has found that running for president for fun and profit doesn't go so well when you start defending child molesters. So yeah, we may have some things to talk about at DL.
Come on down, wish me a happy birthday (and hopefully Jim a happy belated one) eat Thai and we'll all have a real good time!
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