Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday, November 25th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, We'll talk.

Al, Diane, Kevin, and Cass

Special Event Reminder

Hi Gang,

Our very own DL member, Tim The Accordian Guy, will be performing at The Brick House, 103 S. Daniel Morgan Ave.,Spartanburg, this Sunday Nov. 23rd. It's Open Mic at The Brick House that night, but he'll be the main performer. If you haven't experienced Tim and his accordian before, now is your chance. Not to be missed. Music starts around 7:00 PM I think. Gather around 6:00 for good pizza, beer, and rousing music later.

See you there,

Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's always fun to welcome new members and this week a big welcome goes out to Kenneth. We enjoyed meeting him last week and look forward to gathering with him in the weeks and years to come.

We had a discussion last week about money in politics, and think we all agreed that things won't change until we pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling on Citizen's United. There hasn't been much press lately on the progress of this endeavor, elections, ISIS, Ebola, Putin, and impeachment (again) have taken up our thoughts and swallowed airtime. If you know anything about the progress of the amendment, bring your knowledge to the table please. Anything else you want to talk about, we'll listen. You all have a voice, we all have ears.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday November 18th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Stay warm,

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Thank you all for sharing your election night with us at our Watch Party. We had a great group gathered in wonder as the return results reflected yet another two years of uncertainty. But this one thing is certain..we can announce a winner of our ever ongoing Election Night Pick The Winners Contest!! Sam C. is our winner with a pick of 10 out of 12! Your rousing round of applause and your prizes will be waiting for you Sam. Good job.

This week we can celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall and Veteran's Day. We can look forward to celebrating the day when there are no more walls and no new veterans.

"...This is what Drinking Liberally is for. We don't come and go with the elections, we're here year-around, to form and strengthen your sense of progressive community. We did it in 2004, when Bush won, we did it in 2010 after the Tea Party. We're still here. See you at the bar". (Justin Krebs)

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Nov. 11th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Peace

Al, Diane, Kevin, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

A review of our picks for election winners was very interesting. We're all over the ballot! Those of you who haven't picked your winners, you still have a chance before the polls close Tuesday. Won't cost you a thing, and if you pick well, you just might get a cool prize along with a rousing round of applause.

The Greenville News has endorsed Vincent Sheheen. This along with the endorsement from Tom Ervin could make it a very close race. Tuesday will be interesting.

The DL Election Night Watch Party is on. Becky will be preparing a humus and veggie plate along with the usual appetizers for our enjoyment as we watch the returns come in. Join us.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Nov. 4th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your hopes for the future to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Peace

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We've had much fun watching the debates between our candidates for governor of South Carolina the last two weeks. They have been informative. But wait, there's more!! There will be a debate Tuesday between Joyce Dickerson, Democratic, Tim Scott, Republican, and Jill Bossi,American, for the U.S. Senate seat. This should be interesting. So around 7:00 PM we'll be around the tube to see what these candidates have to offer for us.

We'll plan an Election Night Watch Party November 4th, a festive occasion as usual with snacks provided from donations to the Absolutely Totally Non-Obligatory Contribution Jar.

This Tuesday Oct 28th, you'll have the opportunity to pick the candidates you think will win, not who you will vote for. We'll keep the tallies until election night and award prizes to those with the most perfect picks.

Cass will be back with us this Tuesday with stories of her adventure in Japan. From the pictures she has posted, the assumption can be made that she had a fabulous time.

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

Al, Diane, Kevin, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

In last week's gubernatorial debate, Nikki Haley said that not one of the CEOs she's talked to has complained about the confederate flag flying on our statehouse grounds. So one can assume that she's into this "corporations are people" thing big time. Can we hope that these same CEOs start complaining about our roads, education system, health care, lack of a competent workforce to face the challenges of the jobs that are available? Maybe this Citizens United debacle could work to our advantage.

So there's another debate Tuesday and the following Tuesday one between Jill Bossi, Tim Scott, and Joyce Dickerson. Then the week after that it's election day results party. The next few weeks will be interesting.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Oct. 21st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Verbalize your thoughts over a pint or two at the table Tuesday.

There's Always Hope,

Al, Kevin, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder Update

Hi Gang,

The debate starts at 7:00 PM instead of 7:30 PM as previously mentioned. sorry for the mistake. ac

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We would like to welcome Linda to our gathering. It was good to meet her last week and hope to see her again in the weeks and years to come!

It's Debate Night Again!! Tuesday Haley and Sheheen will hold their first debate which will be televised starting at 7:30 PM. It's always great to view these with a bunch of Hoo-Hawers, Pooh-Poohers, mixed with shouts of "Right On" aplenty. Come join us.

DL's contribution to The Nu-Way menu has grown considerably! Thank you all for your help. In addition to The DL Progressive Platter, The DL THC, The DL Bernie Burger, and The DL Left Wings, we can add:

THE DL Anthony Weiner

The DL Sloppy Joe Biden

The DL Michelle Garden Salad

The DL Appalachian Trail Mix

The DL Pork Barrel Special (Pigs in a Blanket)

The DL Freedom Sampler

This is by no means all of the super suggestions from last week. We'll try to take some time Tuesday to refine the recipes before we submit them to Beckie.

If there's nothing on your mind, let us know how you did that! Share the mellowness please. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Oct. 14th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Thank You!

Cass, Kevin, Diane, And Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Becky, the owner of The u-Way, as asked us to create some food fare for the new menu. This is a great opportunity for us to use our creative talent. Could the new items be:

THE BERNIE BURGER--Pure and simple with a bit of bite.
Veggie burger,pimento cheese, jalapenos on an onion
roll

THE THC
Tomato, humus and cheese sandwich on rye

LEFT WINGS--Your favorite wings but with a lean. Served with a liberal side of blue cheese dressing for dipping.

THE PROGRESSIVE PLATTER--Appetizer plate with your favorite finger food thingies (serves six?)

This could be fun, let's talk about it. Remember if we create something, we should be willing to eat it. And of course there is much more to cuss and discuss. Share your point of view and a pint or two Tuesday with like-leaning liberal friends.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday Oct. 7th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there,

Live Long and Prosper

Al, Kevin,, Cass, and Diane