Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

This Tuesday we have some fun and interesting things planned for us all. The Conversation Shaker will be on the table for all to contribute your most memorable experience of the Obama administration. We'll be drawing those comments out throughout the night and just talk about them as we enjoy a Hope Float, a libation that should be the signature drink for the last eight years. And to add to the festivities, we'll hold a ceremonial burning of tickets to the thing that Trump as planned for January 20th. All these along with the always wonderful conversation should make for a pleasant evening.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 17th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Cheers,

Al, Cass, and Diane, with recognition to Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everybody,

President Obama's Farewell
Address will be Tuesday January 10th starting at 9:00 PM. A search to find out if it will be televised has come up short, but surely it will. If so the viewing will be on our agenda for Tuesday.

We will also be collecting your thoughts on what, to you, was the most memorable occasion of the Obama Presidency. Write it down on a piece of paper, no need to sign it, and slip it into the Conversation Shaker that will be on the table this Tuesday. We'll open The Shaker on the 17th and enjoy our thoughts while we hold The Ceremonial Burning of tickets to Thump's inauguration and throw down Hope Float shots. A celebration is a celebration, no matter what form.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 10th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Serenity,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Con't

Trumpity trump trump
Trumpity trump trump
Of the lies he sows

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 3, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everybody,

Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, appeared on ABC's This Week recently and called for every American to support the President elect instead of mocking him. So with permission from Tweetle-Dumb, a little known lyricist not to be confused with his brother Tweetle-Dee, and to honor Mr. Spicer's request, we give you new lyrics to the refrain of a holiday classic "Frosty the Snowman".

"Trumpity trump trump, trumpity trump trump
Read the tweets he throws

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everybody,

Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, appeared on ABC's This Week recently and called for every American to support the President elect instead of mocking him. So with permission from Tweetle-Dumb, a little known lyricist not to be confused with his brother Tweetle-Dee, and to honor Mr. Spicer's request, we give you new lyrics to the refrain of a holiday classic "Frosty the Snowman".

"Trumpity trump trump, trumpity trump trump
Read the tweets he throws

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We think we can speak for most of us when saying that as 2016 comes to a close, we look with trepidation as 2017 approaches. A portion of the RNC holiday message released on December 25th by co-chairs Reince Priebus and Sharon Day reads as follows: "Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King." All comments on this message will be appreciated, like "what the h**l is the RNC taking about?

We thank you all for another year of discussion, companionship, joys and sorrows. DL continues to be great, all because of you.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday December 27th, 6:00 PM at The New Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Peace,
Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

As Spartanburg Drinking Liberally is bound by our charter to be an all inclusive, social group that is open to everyone to join and discuss whatever, it has been very difficult these past six months to compose these reminders.

But that is what the table is for, free and open discussion on the events of the last week and what is coming down in the week ahead. Two topics that we can discuss could be the result of the meeting of the Electoral College, and just what in the Holy H**l has happened in North Carolina. All views are welcome. "Walk together, talk together, only then shall ye find peace".

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday December 20th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

In a news article over the weekend the Washington Post reported that "The CIA concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency".

The Electoral College meets on December 19th.

The Spartanburg Christmas Parade is this Tuesday beginning at 6:30 PM. The route goes through downtown. We all can expect road closures beginning at 1:00 PM. It will take a bit of time to get close to The Nu-Way, but it can be done. We will be there, but probably a bit late.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally Gathers Tuesday December 13th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. So Much to talk about.

Everybody breathe,

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We're sure you all have heard that the Army Corps of Engineers will not approve the easement necessary for DAPL to cross under Lake Dahe. This is certainly great news. But what you might not have heard is the response from Rep. Kevin Cramen (R-N.D.), "I'm encouraged we will restore law and order next month when we get a president who will not thumb his nose at the rule of law". Deep breaths everybody.

Now for a bit of nostalgia. On December 2, 2008, Spartanburg DL announced our "First Annual Obama's On The Job Celebratory Drink Contest". Entries included such concoctions as the Obama Mama, Obama Express-O, Team of Rivals, and the Barak-A-Lot-A-Shot. Those of us who were around then will remember that we sampled and graded every entry. Our idea became a national contest with many chapters getting into it. But one of our own, Cass, rose to national acclaim with THE HOPE FLOAT, Bailey's, Butterscotch Schnapps, Crème de Cocoa(floated). We can make arrangements to revisit The Hope Float at our meeting January 17th if you all are into it, a farewell toast if you will.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday December 6th, six PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everybody,

This week we're happy to welcome four new members to our group. Danielle, Jason, Lauran, and Chris joined us last week and it was great to get to know them. We all look forward to having them at our gatherings in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Danielle, Jason, Lauran, and Chris!

The week of December 4th could be a pivotal week for our brothers and sisters at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. On December 4th Wesley Clark Jr. and Michael A. Woods Jr. will be gathering other veterans at Standing Rock to oppose DAPL. They will be there for three days. On December 5th the Army Corps of Engineers will serve an eviction notice. We're sure everyone has thoughts about this. We need to talk.

The election results and a recount. Need we say more? Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday November 29th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Hang in there,

Diane, Cass, and Al