Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 17th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar and Grill, 629 Southport Rd. ( Hwy 295). Always so much to talk about, bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We have some opposition to Governor McMaster for SC governor. James Emerson Smith Jr., a democrat and member of SC House of Representatives for District 72 has announced his candidacy. He's 50 years old, a major in the SC Army National Guard and a practicing attorney. Check him out.

Our president trump will be in Greenville October 16th to campaign for Governor McMaster. And one would assume he'll be flying into GSP on the same day that your hosts will be flying into GSP. Wish us luck.

VP pence spends a ton of our money to attend a football game, only to walk out after some of our citizens used their 1st Amendment rights to express their thoughts and beliefs. A political punt?

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 10th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts and hugs to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Greetings,

The Supreme Court term opens Monday October 2nd, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg predicted the term will be "monumental". With the majority of justices believing in a conservative agenda, one might feel that Justice Ginsburg wasn't describing progressive court decisions coming from this term. But one can always hold out hope. Hang in there Justice Ginsburg.

The majority of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico could be without power for a year or more. We've all read the stories and seen the pictures of just how devastating the storm was to the island. And we've heard what trump has said about this situation. As of this evening, the last words of support from trump was that he was dedicating a golf trophy to storm victims in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. One can wonder if that's in lieu of the personal 1 million dollar pledge he made to help in rebuilding.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Road (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Greetings,

There is so much to be said about this last week with trump. Will the repel of ACA fail again for the last time? Will professional sports players be recognized for their desire to make this country better as well as their athletic ability?

There is a health care town hall debate between Senator Sanders, Senator Klobuchar, Senator Cassidy, and Senator Graham Monday Sept. 25th, 8:30 PM on CNN. We hope that a large audience will tune in and blow off Monday night football just for about an hour or so. Watch it if you can and bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally Gathers Tuesday September 26th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Let's talk.

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hello Everyone,

We hope everyone came through the storm last week with little or no damage to homes or health. We can share stories Tuesday about what, where, and when. Your hosts have a wonderful experience to share about going to a naturalization ceremony in Beaverdam, Va. It was quite moving in many ways.

September 17, 2017 and trump is still President.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday September 19th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar and Grill, 629 Southport Rd. (Hwy 295).
Bring your thoughts to the table.

Peace,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Greetings,

We all are hoping that our family and friends in Florida, Georgia, and The Carolinas stay safe during Hurricane Irma. The storm should should be over by Tuesday so what better thing to do but to join together at Southport and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, good food and beer, and great conversation.

Your hosts will be in Virginia Tuesday attending an Oath Ceremony for our exchange student and his wife. We must witness Begench and Katya become citizens! And they are both liberals. We're certain you all can carry on without us, just remember--no bar fights.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday September 12th, 6:30 PM, at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd. (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hello Hello!

We have fun news to spread this week! Our member Karyn D. will be receiving the Caring for the Carolinas award Tuesday Sept. 5th. The ceremony will be aired on WSPA channel 7 at 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM this Tuesday. Watch if you can, and applaud Karyn's continuous good work. Way to go Karyn!

Our members, Donna and Scott, owners of Image Printing of South Carolina Inc., have offered to print Eclipse t's for all who would like one. We saw one of the shirts last week and they are very cool and at a reasonable price. If you would like one, come to the gathering this Tuesday and get your name and size on the order sheet, or respond to this message with your info. This Tuesday is the cut off date for orders. Thank you Image Printing!

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday September 5th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Diane, Cass, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everybody,

We're happy to welcome our newest member to our Tuesday gatherings. Jim joined us last week and it was great to get to meet him. Looking forward to having Jim with us in the years of Tuesdays to come. Welcome Jim!

Our positive thoughts and support go out to all the people in Houston and hope that your ordeal is over soon. Stay strong Houston!

Another trump week. Some people think that the pardoning of Sheriff Joe could allow civil suits to be filed against him. Maybe Joe will be thinking this pardon is not such a great thing after all.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday August 29th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table.

Keep on Keeping On,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Everyone,

We have the honor to welcome a new member this week. Ashley joined us last Tuesday. It was great to meet her and hope that she will be with us in the weeks and years to come. And a "thank you" goes out to Dan and Shelly for turning Ashley on to this thing we do every Tuesday. Welcome Ashley!

We're putting this reminder out a day early to let you all know that there is an eclipse watch party at Tom and Karyn's in Woodruff. It starts a 1:00 PM but come early if you need to avoid traffic. Woodruff is in the path of totality, it's going to be (fill in your own descriptive word).! Please contact your hosts for address and phone number, but do so Sunday as we will be on the road early Monday. Everyone is welcome. Bring food and your favorite beverage to share.

So Bannon is out, but not so much. Does anyone else now feel that he will be working harder to promote trump's agenda now that he is free of the constraints associated with the White House?

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday August 22nd, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd. (Hwy 295). Bring your thoughts to the table to share.

TOTALITY!

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi All,

Well certainly "That Was a Week That Was". Our thanks go out to local organizations around our country that organized Sunday demonstrations quickly in opposition to what happened in Charlottesville Saturday.

We have $214.00 in the TANC (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution) jar. Let's talk about how we can help with a contribution to fight hatred and bigotry. All suggestions will be considered, SPLC, ACLU, and any others that are suggested around the table. See you all Tuesday with handshakes and hugs.

Spartanburg Drinking Liberally gathers Tuesday August 15th, 6:30 PM at Southport Bar & Grill, 629 Southport Rd. (Hwy 295).

Peace Please,

Al, Diane, and Cass