Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hey Everyone,

It's always a great pleasure to welcome a new member to our group. Bret joined us last week! It was good to get to know him and hope he joins us again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Bret!

Poll results show a very close race for the Senate seat in Alabama. It's happening this Tuesday and you know we'll be watching the election results with good food and fine libations at Southport. This Tuesday is also the evening Christmas Parade in downtown Spartanburg. So unless you are going downtown to enjoy the parade, stay out until after 7:30 or so.

We all remember when, 10 months ago we would get a chuckle over everything that our present administration said and did. It was fun, right? From the outlandish appointments to executive orders, they all seemed so surreal, couldn't possibly come to fruition. But now it is definitely Mueller Time.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday December 12th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Another interesting week has passed, so much to talk about. The tax bill passed by the Senate Friday still has to be reconciled with the House version. There is still time to contact members of Congress and let your voice be heard, again.

You can also voice your opinion on the repeal of net neutrality by calling 1-202-418-1000. Don't give up the fight.

There can't be too many of us who haven't served in the military or don't have family or friends who have been in the service. Should Michael Flynn be striped of all benefits from his service? Just throwing this out.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday December 5th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Get it up, Keep it up,

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Last week at our gathering the decision was made to contribute $350.00 to the Woodruff Soup Kitchen. The Kitchen has been serving meals five days a week since November 1, 2007. They have a web page where you can learn more about them. They are a good choice for our contribution this year. Thank you all for contributing this past year to the TANC. Without your contributions to the Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution jar Spartanburg Drinking Liberally could not do the bit of good we do for our community.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 28th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Road (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

If you live in the city of Spartanburg please remember that there is a runoff election for mayor this Tuesday November 21st. We all are busy with holiday preparations this time of year but this an important election. Please make the time to vote this Tuesday.

Annabelle Robertson is running for U.S. Congress, district 2, against Joe Wilson. Don't know too much about Ms Robertson but we all know about Joe "You lie" Wilson. This will be an interesting race to watch.

Join us to watch runoff election results and discussion about anything you want to bring up. Drinking Liberally Spartanburg gathers Tuesday November 21st, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295).

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The Moscow Mule, a drink with vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice, has been around for a while. But now there's The Moscow Mueller, to be used to toast the indictments as they come down. We don't have a recipe for this one, but maybe we can improve on the Mule recipe. Worth a try.

Joe Biden and Elton John will be on The Late Show (Cobert) Monday November 13th. Is Joe going to run? And how does Elton John fit into the mix? Should be interesting. Does the VP need to be a natural born citizen? ( Just trying to throw out a bit of humor after another pretty bleak week).

"Liberals believe that we are better off when we live for each other than when live only for ourselves". ( Justin Krebs: 538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal). Justin is a co-founder of the first DL chapter. Sounds like he nailed the definition. And as you carry on liberally, please consider our staff at Southport that have been doing a super job every Tuesday.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 14th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd ( Hwy 295). We all know what has been going on, so bring your thoughts to the table.

Hang in there,

Al, Diane, and Cass, with a shout out to Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hello Friends,

We're always happy to welcome new members to this Tuesday thing that we have going. Last week Sallie Ann joined us and we all look forward to having her with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Sallie Ann!

There is an election this Tuesday for school board members and a 1% sales tax to fund renovation and replacement of our Spartanburg County administration buildings. Be sure to vote. If you don't start local you can't go national.

This Tuesday we'll talk about what donations we can make this year from the TANC. We like to stay local with our gifts but any suggestion would be welcome.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 7th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Road (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts and hugs to the table.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

As always there is news, some of it heartbreaking, some of it not so much. Puerto Rico is canceling their contract with Whitefish Energy. This company has two employees and is based in the hometown of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. It was a contract that certainly needed review.

Indictments will be handed down Monday from Mueller's investigation. This is quick work as it usually takes 18 months or so for the first indictment to appear in a proceeding such as this. This should spice up your Monday a little.

So, two bits of news that aren't gut wrenching. "Always look on the bright side of life..."

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 31st, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts and hugs to the table.

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

It's the time of year when we consider a donation or two to local causes from the TANC jar. The TANC (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution) jar is always on the table every Tuesday. We use the contributions to support good things happening in our community. Currently there is $246.00 in the jar. In the past we've supported Speaking Down Barriers, Stone Soup Story Telling Festival, and NAMI to name a few. So, among many other things, we can talk about what organizations we would like to help with our donations this year.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 24th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Road, (Hwy 295.) Bring your thoughts and hugs to the table.

Cheers,
Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 17th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar and Grill, 629 Southport Rd. ( Hwy 295). Always so much to talk about, bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We have some opposition to Governor McMaster for SC governor. James Emerson Smith Jr., a democrat and member of SC House of Representatives for District 72 has announced his candidacy. He's 50 years old, a major in the SC Army National Guard and a practicing attorney. Check him out.

Our president trump will be in Greenville October 16th to campaign for Governor McMaster. And one would assume he'll be flying into GSP on the same day that your hosts will be flying into GSP. Wish us luck.

VP pence spends a ton of our money to attend a football game, only to walk out after some of our citizens used their 1st Amendment rights to express their thoughts and beliefs. A political punt?

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 10th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts and hugs to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane