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Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 1:17am.
A close look of last weeks news uncovered at least one bit of good news. Last Saturday the citizens of Louisiana elected John Bel Edwards, Democrat, to Govern their great state. This should be comforting to us southern state denizens; give us hope that maybe we too can have a Democrat for governor.
Louisiana holds their elections on Saturday, already a progressive move. Wouldn't it be great not needing to take time off from work, or find child care, or have to deal with the weekday traffic just to exercise your voting rights.
Donald Trump was at Wofford last Friday. For those who attended the forum, your thoughts would be appreciated. Hope you can join us Tuesday. Your feed back will surely stir up interesting conversation.
There's so much going on. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Nov. 24th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Al, Cass, Diane, and Kevin
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 1:01am.
This reminder is being written Sunday night at 11:00 PM after a week of very disturbing news. But that's not new, every week seems to bring on more violence and injustice. The one glimmer of hope came from the University of Missouri, where the football team, in solidarity, refused to participate in any athletic activity until real effort was made to stop racism on campus. They got everyone's attention and won.
Of course all the news was about Paris the last couple of days. If you read any of the comments on face book or twitter you'll find a lot of love and support for France. But you'll also find a lot of negative posts: France should have been prepared, their security system is inadequate, their citizens should be able to open carry.
There were other mass murders in our world last week but unless you were paying attention you didn't hear about them. All were terrible and unacceptable.
So peace on Earth, goodwill to all. How do we get there?
For those interested, Donald Trump will be speaking at Wofford College Friday Nov. 20th at noon. Ben Carson will be there Wednesday Dec. 2nd at 7:00 PM. Admission is free but you need to request tickets. Visit www.wofford.edu and poke around.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Nov. 17th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring all of your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.
"Hold your head up..."
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:34am.
It's always a pleasure to welcome new members to the group, and this week we welcome Devin! It was great to get to know him last Tuesday and look forward to his participation in the weeks and years to come. And thanks to Craig for bringing Devin to our gathering.
There will be a Republican debate Tuesday and of course we'll be watching. It'll be interesting to see who's still standing now that the debate field has been whittled down. We all would like to hear about plans and policies for our country.
Did you all watch the Democratic Forum last Friday? Was anybody able to attend? We would be interested to hear your impressions of the Democratic candidates.
Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday Nov. 10th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.
Cass, Kevin, Diane, and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 1:06am.
Last Tuesday your Spartanburg DL Chapter agreed to donate $100.00 to CARMA Inc. and $100.00 to The Stone Soup Story Telling Festival. CARMA supports local musicians and artists by organizing two festivals every year and creating an environment that allows local talent to be heard and seen. Stone Soup is a gem in our area. It is held annually in Woodruff and brings together professional story tellers from all parts of our country. The stories will make you laugh, maybe cry, bring back memories, and just enjoy life. For more information about CARMA, ask Cass. Information about Stone Soup, ask Tom or Karyn D. Thank you all for donating to the TANC and allowing these donations to be made.
Of course we all watched the Republican forum last Wednesday. It was interesting in many ways, but did you see the logo on the screen that said "Your Money, Your Vote"? In the era of the Koch boys, Citizens United, and ALEC, one might wonder about the implication.
If anyone has a schedule of the upcoming debates and forums, blue or red, we watch them all, please let us know so that we can arrange a watch party.
There is a local election Tuesday Nov. 3rd. in some parts of the Upstate. Everyone wearing a "I Voted" sticker at our gathering will receive a rousing round of applause.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Nov. 3rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.
Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/25/2015 - 11:03pm.
It's not whether you win or not, it's how you play the game. So this week we can announce the winner of our "Joe Jumps In" pool, and that winner is Diane with her choice of "never". So cheers go out to Diane! And thank you all for your participation and donation to the TANC.
And speaking of the TANC, we have funds available to donate to worthy causes of our choice. We'll have a short business meeting Tuesday to talk about this.
For eleven hours MS Clinton fielded questions from the committee on Benghazi. Did you have time to check any of it out? What do you think: democracy at work, or maybe just hog wash and a waste of money? There is a rumor that some folks want to call this Mr. Ben Ghazi and hear his side of the story.
As usual all opinions are welcome, so come to the table Tuesday, we'll talk. Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Oct. 27th, Six PM at The Nu-Way. See you all there.
Hang in there,
Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:56am.
It's always our pleasure to welcome people to our gathering. This week we welcome Elaine and Hugh, Mike, Andrew, Porter, Cason, Colin, and Elisa to our group. It was great to meet them around the tables for debate night. We all hope to see them again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome all! And a big "Thank You" to everyone who attended last week. It was a great crowd with lively conversation and discussion. But that's what we're all about right?
The Statehouse Report is a very interesting look into our state government and what's happening and what is not. You can receive weekly reports by going to firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up. It's free and will give you insight into the workings of our state government. It's a good way to stay informed, and as our friend Tom D. always says "Pay attention people".
So in fear of being accused of not paying attention, we must ask--is there an election coming up in our local area this November that we need to be aware of?
There is so much to talk about so bring your thoughts to the table and we'll do it.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Oct. 20th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.
Al, Cass, Kevin, and Diane
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:07pm.
Just a follow up to let you know that Spartanburg DL will be having a debate watch gathering Tuesday Oct. 13th at The Nu-Way. We'll gather at 6:00 PM, debate begins at 8:30 PM. Hope to see you there, and bring a friend or two, or four. It should be interesting.
Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin
Submitted by Al Chulick on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:18pm.
We get to welcome new friends to our group with this Reminder! Welcome to Scott and Donna! It was great getting to know them and talk to them last Tuesday. Here's to many more Tuesdays of enjoying their company!
The Democratic debate will be Tuesday Oct.13th, with Clinton, Sanders, O'Malley, Webb, and Chafee and of course we'll all be there in front of the TV with our Bingo cards. Snacks for the evening are courtesy of the TANC. Debate begins at 9:00 PM., we'll gather at our usual time of 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way for some pre-debate cussing and discussing. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll do some talking.
We lost a DL member last week. Those who were fortunate to know Randy will never forget him. Thank you for spending some time with us man.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Oct.13th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you all there.
Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al
Submitted by Al Chulick on Sun, 10/04/2015 - 11:37pm.
Hope you all are safe and sound, with power, and roads that are navigable after this "thousand year rain event" (Nikki Haley). We were pretty lucky in the Upstate but our friends to the south are going to be struggling for some time. An article said that our governor has closed all interstate roads in and around Columbia because of the storm damage. Can this be true? Be safe, stay dry.
Another school shooting, this time in Oregon. Another address from our President. More reports from our news media, all sounding like the same reports we've heard time and time again. As our President said this is becoming commonplace, we as a country seem to have taken the opinion that we should accept this type of violence. Knowing that there are many factors that make a person commit mass murder, we as a country need to address those factors and eliminate them. This can't go on.
Lawrence Lessig, a single issue Democratic candidate for president, will not be allowed to participate in the first debate on October 13th because he is polling around 1%. When did it become the job of pollsters to decide which candidates get to express their thoughts and ideas to the voting public?
Enough of this rant. We will have a debate watch on Oct. 13th at our "club house" , The Nu-Way. Debate starts at 9:00 PM. Snacks will be available to get us through the cussing and discussing. So mark your calendars and join us.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Oct. 6th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table. See you there.
Submitted by Al Chulick on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 1:32pm.
Tomorrow's Tuesday! Come find yourself at The Nu-Way with your fellow like minded liberals, your hand around a pint and your chair around a table.
Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday 9/29, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.
Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al
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