Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Last Tuesday Bill brought in a copy of a column by Timothy Egan with The New York Times, written May 10th. It's a good read about the many republican candidates running, or thinking about running, for president in 2016. The column is titled "Fringe Festival", so you get the slant. If you haven't read it, more copies will be available Tuesday. Thanks for sharing Bill.

Back closer to home...with just a few days before our state legislature adjourns Lee Bright is threatening to filibuster an abortion bill. If Mr. Bright follows through with his threat, there will be no time to pass a much needed road and bridge repair bill. The question to be asked Mr. Bright is just what is the correlation between the sanctity of life and potholes.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday May 19th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Moving Forward,

Cass, Al, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We welcome our new member Marlanda this week. We had a great conversation with her when she first joined us about what she's doing with her group Speaking Down Barriers. You can find out more by visiting www.spokenwordspartanburg.com.
Welcome Marlanda!

The Chulicks have been out of town lately and need to be brought up to speed as to what's been happening locally and statewide. So what's going on?

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday May 12th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Cass, Diane, Al, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Just a quick note. Al, Cass, and Diane will be missing the gathering on Tuesday 5/5. But gather then as usual and "get it up, keep it up". See you all the following Tuesday.

Your humble hosts

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's always fun to welcome new members to our group. Cindy and Rob joined us for the first time last week. It was great to meet them and we look forward to gathering with them in the weeks and years to come. And it was good to see Patti and Trevor again. Welcome!!

In April of 2009 DL Spartanburg was moving from The Cellar to Hickory Tavern. This move was the third in less than a year. For those of us that have been around for awhile, you'll remember this period in our existence as a time of flux. It's a good feeling to be settled in now for a while.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday April 28th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, let's talk.

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We'd like to welcome Paul and Patrick, our two new members. Paul and Patrick stopped by for the first time last week and we hope to see them again in the weeks and years to come. WELCOME!!

Good, weird, strange, unusual, and humorous things happen every week. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday April 21st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Let's begin with the good news! The Nu-Way, our hang out every Tuesday for going on four years, has been voted the most iconic bar in South Carolina!! So in our attempt to always educate ourselves, we looked up the definition of "iconic" and "icon". ICONIC: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of an icon; Merriam-Webster. ICON: some one or something regarded as embodying the essential characteristics of an era, group, etc; yourdictionary.com

This is great news for Becky and her staff, you people are ICONIC! And good for us because we are there to see this happen.

This Tuesday if you bring your own glass, you'll be entered in a drawing for a really cool thing. It won't cost you anything except your attempt to reduce the plastic waste going in the landfill. You'll like it.

According to the most recent AARP news letter, our state's highway funding is the lowest per mile in the nation. This doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, so how are we going to fix it?

Clinton announces, is anyone else going to jump in?

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday April 14th, 6:00 PM at The ICONIC Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Al, Cass, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The news this past week is all about---Kentucky?? No not really. Iran, The United States and five other countries have written a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran's nuclear ambitions. After reading the plan one would have problems finding fault. That's Al's take on it anyway. It's up to our Congress to vote for ratification. That will happen in June.

President Obama is working on establishing relations with Cuba. Can anyone come up with a viable reason why we shouldn't talk to our neighbors 90 miles away?

So there, two good news items. If you have other good news items, we'd like to hear them.

Drinking Liberally Spartanburg gathers Tuesday April 7th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

"Always look on the sunny side of Life.."

Diane, Al, Kevin, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We'd like to welcome three new members! Kristen, Victoria, and Allie joined us last week. We hope to see them again in the weeks and months to come.

Just a few of the great events happening in April include the SxSE Springfest Music Festival April 10th and 11th. The Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing At Twichell Auditorium April 11th. The Stone Soup Storytelling Festival happens in Woodruff April 16th through 19th. Bob Dylan is performing at The Peace Center April 26th. One or all of these events should please just about everyone.

Ted Cruz, by his own admission, was born in Canada. We'll have a copy of the U.S. Constitution with us at our gathering.
The first Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was passed by U.S. Congress during the Clinton administration. Since then twenty states have passed their own acts, Indiana being the most recent state to do so. From what can be learned with a quick search, Indiana thought that the original RFRA needed a little tweaking. We'll have a copy of Indiana's law with us at the table.

For those of you residing in District Four, City of Spartanburg, you have an election for a Spartanburg City Council position Tuesday March 31st. This is a non-partisan position. Our friend Don Bramlett will be on the ballot. So check out your choices and VOTE!

We'll bring your suggestions for the revised Nu-Way menu Tuesday. We need to do some fine tuning and get our thoughts to Becky soon.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 31st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Al, Diane, Kevin, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We have good news to report! Last week at our gathering we decided to support WNCW, 88.7 on your FM dial, with a $60.00 contribution from The Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution Jar. WNCW is a great PBS station. If you are not a fan, tune in and become one. And thank you for your contributions to TANC.

One of our members, while on a business trip to Florida, away from home and bummed out over the present political situation, decided to check out the local Drinking Liberally gathering there. Walked in, asked if it was the DL gathering, and was greeted with much warmth. Our member said it was just like going to one of our gatherings. When she walked in "you knew you were with your people". Nice. So when you travel, check out the DL National page to see if there is a chapter where you'll be. It's fun.

The Barbrary is becoming very successful. Check it out, then check out a book or two. You don't need a Barbrary card, although that might be cool, just take what you think might be an interesting read.

Diane's birthday is Tuesday! Let's help her celebrate. Al will bring the cake, you bring your well wishes.

We always want to know what everyone is thinking of or bothered about. And we all know there's not a lack of frustrating topics to discuss. So bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 24th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Cass, Diane, Al, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Might we suggest that one of the topics of discussion Tuesday be the most interesting bit of news or commentary you've heard this past week. Bring a tasty tidbit or two to toss about at the table Tuesday. Let's hear what's grabbed our interest this past week.

The weather Tuesday should be warm and sunny, which means we'll gather on the patio! Maybe Putin will show up. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday March 17th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring you thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Kevin, Diane, Cass, and Al