Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

This week we welcome Craig A. to the gathering. It was great to have met him last week, and we look forward to his company in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Craig!

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for September 12th, Saturday, the Spartanburg Pride Celebration and March. Your DL Chapter gathers at the start of the March at the main entrance of Barnett Park at around 11:30 AM to offer rousing rounds of cheers, cowbells, tambourines, kazoos, all kinds of noise makers as the parade begins. Then we walk a short distance to The George and wait for the parade to pass by and show our support again. It's fun, let's grow this thing. Come join your fun-loving gang.

We have $150.00 in The TANC (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution) Jar to spend to support local charitable organizations or enterprises in need of some small support from us, or just spend it to have a good time. All ideas would be appreciated.

Last week we talked about when and if Joe Biden will announce his run for President. And of course Bill P. came up with the newest poll. And since Joe hasn't announced yet, there's still time to get in on The First Annual "Joe Jumps In" Poll. Cost you $1.00, 50/50 and Price is Right rules apply. These fun games are one of the ways we feed The TANC.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday September 1st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Thank you for all you do,

Al, Cass, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Those of us who were able to attend the Sanders Rally in Greenville last Friday please come prepared to share your observations and impressions. We can also talk about what a Sanders presidency would be like. It's a political revolution, are we ready for it?

Please mark your calendars for the Spartanburg Pride March Sept. 12th, Saturday. Your Spartanburg DL chapter has supported this event for 5 years. It's fun, more details to follow.

Later on down the road is the Democratic Presidential Candidates debate on Tuesday October 13th. We'll make this a debate watch party at The Nu-Way since we'll be there anyway. So plan ahead to attend.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday August 25th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, Diane, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

For those who weren't able to attend last week's gathering, the question of the week was; If the only choice you had in the Presidential election were one of the 17 Republican candidates, for whom would you vote? First we'll start with the real losers, those that received no votes from our gathering. Mike H., Marco R., Ted C., Scott W., Carlie F., Lindsey G., Bobby J., Jim C., Rick S. all got nothing from us. The one with the most votes was--drum roll please-- Rand P.! Jeb B., (Just Elect Bernie) received one vote. This was interesting and fun. So this week the same thing with the Democratic line-up.

Big things happening this weekend. We'll talk about the event in Greenville. If some of us are attending the Sanders rally, maybe we can form a car pool or two. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday August 18th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We had a great debate watch party at Friends and Company Thursday. Thanks to all who made it out late on a Thursday night and stayed around for the whole two hours. And thanks to the folks at Friends for staying open late and taking care of us. Also we need to thank Daniel for bringing in the big screen TV and sound system! Worked out super!

So, the debate. Donald Trump said he was not a debater. That was pretty obvious when he started to debate with the moderator. One would think maybe he just got confused.

So the question of the week is if you had no other choice but to vote for one of the Republican candidates for President, for whom would you vote? Very interesting question and thanks to Bill P. for posing this one.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday August 11th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Thank You,

Al, Cass, Diane, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The Nu-Way has a mural!! The Grand Mural Fest, The Big Reveal will happen Tuesday August 4th at 8:00 PM. How fortunate that we'll all be there! It's a fantastic mural located on the patio. You all need to see it up close and personal, with your favorite beverage in your hand. This will be fun.

This Tuesday will be the last go around for THE OFFICIAL DL UMTEENTH TIME INPUT POLL. Your hosts do this twice a year just to get your thoughts on how your chapter is doing. So if you haven't contributed to the poll, another good reason to show up Tuesday.

We're still on for the Republican Presidential Debate Watch Party Thursday August 6th at Friends and Company, 307 W. Main St., Spartanburg. The actual debating begins at 9:00 PM but the folks at Friends will be expecting us anytime after 8:00 PM. This will definitely be fun.

As always, lots to talk about and do this week. DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday August 4th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table.

Salud!

Al, Diane, Cass, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We always like to welcome new members to our group. This week we welcome Stacy and Will! It was great to talk with them and get to know them last Tuesday, and look forward to their participation in the weeks and years to come.

So, on August 6th, Thursday the first republican Presidential debate will be held and televised beginning at 9:00 PM. So are you into a road trip to Friends and Company for a debate watch? They are located at 307 W. Main Street, and they do need to know how many to expect. We know it's a bit late to be going out on a week night, but you know you are going to watch anyway. Why don't just plan to gather together around eightish or so with like-minded folk at Friends and Company and watch the show. Our cutoff date for this DL road trip is July 30th, Thursday. So let us know by responding to this email, or contacting Al or Diane, or just letting us know Tuesday that you'll be there. This is not so much a courtesy for your hosts as it is for Friends and Company. Thanking you in advance.

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

Pay Attention!

Diane, Cass, Al, and Kevin

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We would like to welcome a new friend to our group. Russell joined us at our gathering last Tuesday and it was great getting to know him. We all look forward to visiting with him in the weeks and years to come.

Anyone attend the flag issue demonstration in Columbia last Saturday? It appeared to have turned out as expected. An interesting note is that both groups that showed up have their headquarters out of state.

Donald Trump---a plant from the Brothers Koch to make Jeb Bush look good? Mr. Trump's latest rants need at least a bit of discussion Tuesday.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 21st, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Moving Forward,

Al, Diane, Kevin, And Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Two huge things happened last week. The flag AND the pole on which it was attached is down! We can all feel better about this, right? And there are some county clerks in some states still refusing to issue marriage licences to all of us who just want to get married. Is the county clerk position an elected position? If so it seems that there will be some elected positions available for all of us who would abide by the rule of constitutional law. And that's a good thing.

There will be a business meeting involving all who show up Tuesday, so be prepared for the cow bell. We'll try not to take too much time with this, just need to get your input about your DL chapter.

So what's going to happen this week? No matter how frustrated we sometimes get, it's always interesting.

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

Peace,

Al, Cass, Kevin, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

It's going to be an interesting time at our State House this week. Monday the Senate begins debate on removal of the confederate battle flag from the State House grounds. The House will consider this issue after they finish muddling through Governor Haley's line item vetoes in the budget. Both the House and Senate seem to have enough votes required to pass an amendment to remove the flag from the grounds. Senator Lee Bright from Spartanburg wants to put the flag question to the voters, thereby passing the buck by spending more bucks. There's always something going on when you pay attention.

For our new members that may not be familiar with The TANC (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution jar) that sits on our table every Tuesday, it's there to gather funds to donate locally and just do good things. Over the past eight months DL Spartanburg has given to The Stone Soup Story Telling Festival in Woodruff, WNCW- the best FM station in the country, CARMA INC.- providers of a venue for local musicians to perform for us all to enjoy twice each year, and the local chapter of NAMI-the National Association for Mental Illness. It's always a feel good time when we can do this, but it is The TANC-Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday July 7th, 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,

It gives us pleasure to welcome our new member Cass T. And yes now we have three members going by the name "Cass". It's a great name, what's not to like. It was good to meet the newest Cass and hope he gathers again with us in the weeks and years to come.

Good news coming from the Supreme Court this last week with the decision that strengthens the Affordable Care Act and a positive decision for equal rights for all. And we must raise our hearts and glasses in salute to Brittany Ann Byuarim Newsome for trying to save taxpayers money by just taking it down.

A quick review of The Supreme Pool standings show Virginia F., Paul B., and Tom D. with two correct decisions, everyone else not so much. But there's one more decision in our pool to come down, Glossip v. Gross. Pay attention.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday June 30th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Cass, Diane, Kevin, and Al