Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

What a great time we had at Daniel and Donna's Send Off Party. Thank you all for participating. The rain did not stop us! Last post from Daniel was a picture of him surrounded by luggage at the Berlin airport, so we know they have arrived.

We've received a request to mention that the Spartanburg County Democratic Party has a face book page and would like interested parties to join. They are trying to grow their base, so if you're into it, look them up. DL Spartanburg also has a face book page that you can request to join. Both the Spartanburg County Democrats and DL Spartanburg have interesting posts.

The Unity Rally Against Hatred is happening July 26th at the Hughes Main Library in Greenville from 3:30 to 5:30. Bishop Cass welcomes all of us to see if we can't, as humankind, just chill out. (Not his words)

We're still accepting suggestions as to what we all want to do with your money in The Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution Jar. Any ideas--let us know.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 22nd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

With Gratitude,

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday backed an amendment to overturn "Citizens United" by a 10 to 8 vote. The amendment would also overturn McCutcheon V.
FEC and Buckley V. Valco. The full article is posted on the DL Spartanburg Facebook page. In order to pass through the Senate, 67 votes are required. So NOW IS THE TIME TO CALL YOUR SENATORS. In South Carolina that would be: Lindsey Graham--(202) 224-5972 and Tim Scott--(202) 224-6121. Tell them who you are and where you live, tell them how you feel about this pending amendment and how you want them to vote. This is big!

Daniel and Donna, both members of Spartanburg DL, will be going to Berlin, Germany for a month to participate in an Artists in Residence program. They will be with us Tuesday before they fly off, so we're having a FAREWELL FOR A MONTH BASH Tuesday! We're hoping Daniel will bring his Vibes and Donna will sing along with her wonderful voice. Let's make it a party, bring your tambourines, kazoos, drums, rain sticks, guitars, cow bells and lets fill The Nu-Way with music. All donations to the absolutely non-obligatory donation jar Tuesday will go toward defraying expenses for Daniel and Donna.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 15th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Be Always Hopeful,

Al, Diane Kevin, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We welcome Ross H. to our thing we have going on. It was great to meet and talk with him, and hope he can be with us again soon.

A big Thank You goes out to Thomas Creek Brewery of Greenville SC for showing up at The Nu-Way last Tuesday and allowing us to sample some of their fine brews. And thanks to Becky for inviting them in on "our night"! We love The Nu-Way.

The Totally Non-obligatory Contribution Jar balance is $218.00. We will be a sponsor when Jam in the Park gets going again in the fall, and celebrate our 6th anniversary! That's $100.00. So what do you want to do with the balance? There are many organizations locally that could use support, so let us know where you would like your contributions to go. We'll talk about this Tuesday.

Hobby Lobby, Constitutional Law, The Supreme Court decision, a seemingly attempt to restrict the rights of one half of our citizens. Children from neighboring countries being treated as cattle. Lots of nasty stuff going on.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 8th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

"Walk together, talk together, all ye people of the earth. Only then shall ye find peace"

Al, Diane, Kevin, And Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

"Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair

Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer

Here baby, there momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy......"

These lyrics from the musical "Hair" are to announce our First Annual Hair On! Charlie T., Randy F., and Tom W. have agreed to start growing their hair out beginning on the first day of fall! What an event this will be! Sometimes you just have to have some fun. There are always many issues to discuss, but Charlie, Randy, and Tom with hair, that's cool.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 1st, 6:00 PM at The NU-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Celebrate Canada Day with us!

Al, Cass, Kevin and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi gang,

It's time again for all of us to do our civic duty and vote Tuesday. There is a run-off election for the State Superintendent of Schools position. On the democratic ballot will be Gallagher and Thompson. The republican ballot will have Atwater and Spearman. And for those of you living in the city limits of Inman, you have another chance to vote for your next mayor. Pay attention, go vote.

USA, Costa Rica, Chile, Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, France, Spain, Mexico...the list is massive. But if you know someone from any of the countries in World Cup, it makes for great viewing. "Peace through cultural understanding," one soccer game at a time.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday June 24th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.


Al, Kevin, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi gang,

Our anniversary party will be a bit later in the year this time around. We'll plan it when music at Duncan Park starts up again in the fall. We all like Duncan Park and music, it will be great.

It's been one of those weeks when our pretty little planet seemed to bounce from one crisis to another. Lots to talk about.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday June 17th at The Nu-Way, 6:00 PM. See you there.

Al, Diane, Kevin and Cass

DL Spartanburg Winners

Hi Gang,

We have two winners in our FIRST ANNUAL PRIMARY ELECTION POOL!! Tom W. and Carol T. beat out the competition by a margin of two to one. Great job you two, you know how to pick 'em. You deserve to share the bragging rights. A rousing round of applause and half of the gratuity awaits your return Tuesday.


Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

After you cast your vote Tuesday, join us at The Nu-Way to watch the election results. Michael Thompson, Democratic candidate for House District 34 will be with us. I'm sure Michael would be happy to talk to you and answer any questions even if you don't live in District 34.

We've also invited the Spartanburg County Democratic Party people to be with us, so we should have a good crowd. We'll take some money out of the tip jar for snacks so we have something to munch on as the returns come in. So mark your ballot, get your "I Voted" sticker and wear it proudly Tuesday.

Drinking Liberally gathers June 10th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Come to the table Tuesday, let's talk.


Cass, Al, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We've noticed a trend in our attendance over the past few months. Not only are our gatherings growing, but people are bringing their parents to participate in progressive conversation. That's nice! A generational gathering of any political persuasion is always welcome and fun.

The South Carolina primary is June 10th. There is a link on our face book page that will let you see who and what will be on your ballet, both republican and democrat. Share it with friends who may not be hooked up with us. We will also have several copies for your perusal Tuesday. A question and answer and discussion period will surely be available for those who may need it. "Pay attention people"(Tom D.)

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday June 3rd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, let's talk.

Random acts of Kindness are Always Nice, (RAKAN)

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's the thing we like to do most of all, followed closely by talking, drinking, and gathering together with friends. And that is welcoming a new member to our little Tuesday thing. So welcome Kenny! We hope to see you at our gatherings in the weeks and years to come, and listen to more of your music at The Nu-Way!

A shout out must go out to Daniel Z. for his performance at The Cultural Center Sunday afternoon! Very entertaining and quite educational, a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

Cass will have a petition for your perusal Tuesday. This one is to allow Sunday alcohol sales in bars and restaurants in Spartanburg County. Most of us like beer or wine or bourbon with our meal, or before and after, and some of us just might like to go out on a Sunday.

There are six senatorial candidates opposing Lindsey Graham in the republican primary in June. The campaign ads have started airing on our local TV stations. Graham's opposition says he's too moderate, so you can just imagine what the ads are like. WHEW!

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday, May 27th at The Nu-Way, 6:00 PM. Come to the table Tuesday, let's talk. Inside if it's raining, outside if nice.


Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin