Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Breaking News

Hi All,

Kate Roark reached out to us today about organizing a Spartanburg Anti-45 Activist Group. She is new to the area and needs input and support from local liberals. I told her she had made the right contact. Kate will be gathering with us tomorrow Feb. 21st so if you can, please come out and meet Kate. See you at the table, ac

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We have experienced great growth in our chapter over the last nine months. To those of you that have recently joined us we say thank you! And to those of you that have been around these last nine years, a big thank you to you!

So for the newbies, let us point out a few things we have going on. We have a corner niche in our room called Randy Fowler's Barbrary where you can take a book or leave a book. It works just like a library only you don't need a card and you won't get fined.

On the table every Tuesday there is the TANC, the Totally Absolutely No-obligatory Contribution jar. Funds contributed allow us to give to local charities or organizations. Every year we all decide as a group where the money is distributed.

We really only have one request, and it's a strong one. In order to cut down on the plastic containers that wind up in the landfill, we ask that you bring your own glass for your favorite beverage.

Please stay active in your chapter. One way you can do this is to recommend speakers for our gatherings. The only thing we require is at least two weeks advance notice so that we can get the word out to ensure a good crowd. You can respond to these reminders, only the hosts will see your response.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 21st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Bill Pressley--We'll be missing you.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We have the wonderful opportunity to welcome two new members to our group this week. Rebecca and Ray joined us for the first time last Tuesday. It was great to meet them and we all look forward to talking with them in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Rebecca and Ray!

There will be post cards available Tuesday for everyone to mail to Mr. Trump expressing your opposition or support (we are an apolitical group after all) to or for his executive orders, cabinet posts, you name it. Your hosts will gather these up and mail them to The White House on March 15th. This is an idea that is being used by several DL chapters and other organizations. The movement has been named "THEIDESOFTRUMP". Good time to vent a bit and have some fun.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday February 14th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Tranquility,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Clarification

Hello again,

Just to clear up the notice of the march in Spartanburg this weekend. Upstate R.E.S.I.S.T. "Warm Hearts for Human Rights" march in support for human rights for all will happen on Sunday Feb. 12th. The march will begin at 3:30 at Cleveland Park and proceed to Barnet Park, a distance of 1.8 miles. According to their website, the goal is to raise awareness of human rights issues, not to shock or offend. Color suggestions for clothing and signs are red and pink to signify love for all people regardless of sexual orientation, religion, nationality or race. This is a march not a demonstration, so if you get to Cleveland Park later than 3:30, you'll miss the whole thing.

Let's do this! See you Sunday.

Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Some new members joined us at the table for the first time last Tuesday. We would like to welcome Donna H, Michael, April, and Vanessa. It was great getting to know you and we hope to see you in the weeks and years to come. Welcome!!

There is a boycott against Budweiser Beer because of their recent commercial that aired during that football game Sunday. Some people thought it was too pro immigration. The beer in our pitchers is Amber Bok, by Michelob, but maybe we can partake of one pitcher of Bud Lite Tuesday to show our support for an all inclusive world.

There will be a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday on CNN with Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz beginning at 9:00 PM. Might be interesting. There is a march scheduled for Saturday the 11th in Spartanburg beginning at Barnett Park and ending at Cleveland Park. More info. on this to follow.

"We Shall Overcome". The melody dates back to before the Civil War from a song called "No More Auction Block For Me". Originally the lyrics were "I'll overcome someday" which links the song to a turn of the century hymn written by the Rev. Charles Tindley of Philadelphia. Just want to throw this out here as a lot of us have been singing this song recently.

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

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

In our reminders we try to list a few topics and events that might be of interest to discuss but this isn't necessary right now. We all know what's going on.

Monday please make time in your day to contact your senators and representatives. It's easy, takes about five minutes by phone. You can discuss with them anything that's on your mind. Remember we are paying their salary.

The reason contact should be made this Monday Jan. 30th is because the vote to confirm Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education will be held Tuesday.

Take that small step, make that call. And if you have called recently, call again. Steps, no matter how small, can lead us in the right direction.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 31st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your smiling faces and thoughts to the table.

Comfort,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We would like to give a welcome to our newest members, Janet and Tia. They joined us last week for the first time and we all hope to have them with us again in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Janet and Tia!

What a wonderful weekend it was. Millions of people around the world walked together, talked together, in solidarity for a more just, kind, accepting world with equality and respect for all. It was the sort of weekend that should have restored your faith in humankind.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday January 24th, 6:00PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

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

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Trumpity trump trump
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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