Drinking Liberally Spartanburg Chapter Blog

Early Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

Your friendly hosts, Al, Diane, and Cass will not be attending the next two meetings of DL. We will miss your smiling faces and wonderful conversation but Peru calls. Angi has graciously offered to host in our absence. And you all know, she comes prepared to discuss just about anything.

Spartanburg DL gathers EVERY TUESDAY, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table and join in on the conversation.

Get it up, Keep it up,

Diane, Al, Cass, and Angi

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We have a new member to welcome to our group. Jeffrey joined us last Tuesday and it was great to meet him and get to know him. We look forward to his presence in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Jeffery! And again thank you all for inviting your friends to come join us. You are our best source for growing our chapter.

The New Hampshire Primary is this Tuesday. How convenient as we'll all be at our friendly tavern in front of a big ol' TV watching the returns. Primary nights, debate nights, they're always fun-filled evenings.

The Super Bowl, two great teams, one good game, a half time show to amaze, can't get much better, except maybe if the Panthers had won.

Drinking Liberally Spartanburg gathers Tuesday February 9th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Diane, Al, And Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We would like to welcome Chris to our gathering. It was great to meet him last Tuesday and we look forward to his participation in the weeks and years to come. Welcome Chris!

We will all be following the Iowa Caucus results Monday. To say the very least, we have some interesting candidates for president this time around. The results should lead to some lively conversation around the table Tuesday.

We're fairly sure that we would all agree that the people of Flint, Michigan are getting screwed by their state government. A suggestion might be to evacuate all residents of Flint and locate them in an area with safe water, compensate them for loss of income and provide adequate homes, all at the expense of the state of Michigan. Do this until the water in Flint is safe to drink. What's happening in Flint is comparable to Fukushima and Chernobol. Get them out of there and fix the situation.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday Feb. 2nd, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Stay Calm,

Diane, Cass, and Al

SOUPS ON!

Hi Gang,

Becky at The Nu-Way has asked if we have any requests for soup. She will be making soup all winter to add to the menu and would like our input. Cass had vegetable soup last Tuesday and it was very tasty. You can reply with your requests here and we'll get them to Becky. Thanks, ac,dc, and cc.

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We can talk about the weather. The total official snow fall for your hosts' home town of Inman was 7.5 inches!! All of us in the Upstate were a bit preoccupied with just coping. Enough said.

Word has it that there is a Democratic Presidential candidates forum Monday January 25th on CNN beginning at 9:00 PM. It's beginning to get very interesting, we all need to pay attention.

At our gathering last week we had a bit of discussion about a warm clothing donation to help the homeless in Spartanburg County. Some research has been done in regard to this, we can talk about it Tuesday. We need all of your suggestions and input in regard to this endeavor.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday January 26th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Be careful out there,

Al, Cass, and Diane

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

The last Democratic Presidential Debate before the Iowa caucus seemed to be concentrated on domestic issues. Surely we all came away from that debate with thoughts and concerns. Bring them to the table.

There are three primaries that happen on a Tuesday; New Hampshire on February 9th, Nevada on February 23rd, and super Tuesday on March 1st. So mark your calendars, Tuesday at The Nu-Way is going to become a bit more interesting.

One of our members posted an article about Iran's Walls of Kindness, a centrally located place where people can donate coats for the homeless to help them through the winter. So maybe we can talk about this and come up with some way to get our "no longer fits quite right" clothing to people in need. And as we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18th, this would be a way to do good.

DL Spartanburg gathers Tuesday January 19th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder for The SOTU

Hi Gang,

Just a reminder that we're having our State of the Union Address watch party Tuesday night. We'll have SOTU Bingo, snacks, and of course lively conversation. Please join us.

Tuesday January 12th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. See you there.

AL, Diane, and Cass

Special Early Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

First things first! We'd like to welcome Shaylan, Dennis, and Ashley to Spartanburg DL! It was great talking with them last Tuesday and we look forward to having them with us in the weeks and years to come. Welcome!

The State of the Union address is Tuesday, January 12th. Of course we'll all be watching. An invitation has gone out to the Spartanburg County Democrats to join us for President Obama's last SOTU. We'll take some funds out of the TANC for snacks during the evening. AND of course we'll have SOTU Bingo. So mark the date, hope to see you there.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday January 12th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Join us for the State of the Union Address and lively conversation.

Peace,

Al, Diane, and Cass

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

This new year of 2016 marks the beginning of the eighth year that Spartanburg DL has been gathering. That's a total of 416 gatherings! We've talked together about The Great Recession, potholes and politics,icy roads, the CLFDT (Correct Liberal Form of the Drink Toast), started the Barbrary, and through the TANC (Totally Absolutely Non-obligatory Contribution jar), contributed to local organizations over these last eight years. We've made new friends and lost some old ones. We've met and cussed and discussed with each other, but always left with a handshake and a hug. What fun! Thank you all.

President Obama is about to issue executive orders regarding some form of gun control soon. He might wait until his State of the Union Address on January 12th, Tuesday, to announce these orders so we can all watch together. Your hosts have requested that he do so, we'll see how that goes.

Ammon Bundy and other supporters of Dwight and Steve Hammonds, are trespassing on property belonging to all of us, occupying the Malheur NATIONAL Wildlife Refuge building in Burns, Oregon. We can talk about this, among other issues, Tuesday.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday, January 5th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table, we'll talk.

Peace Please,

Cass, Diane, and Al

Gathering Reminder

Hi Gang,

We hope that all of your family members and friends affected by the storms over the holidays will overcome the nastiness that this recent crazy weather brought upon them. Now might be a good time to review your plan if tornadoes visit the Upstate. If at home or at work, locate a ground floor room with no windows, cover yourself with cushions, futons, mattresses or whatever else is around and hold on. The weather is going to get pretty dicey this season.

According to AAA Carolinas, the highway deaths in South Carolina in 2015 were more than any year since 2007. There were 930 fatalities on our highways as of Christmas Eve 2015. There was one traffic collision every 4.6 minutes. More information on this article can be found in Statehouse Report, posted on our face book page.

Some of our legislatures think that the rise in fatalities can be attributed to low gas prices enabling more people to travel. But maybe it's because our signage, pavement, and road markings have deteriorated so much that driving is much more challenging. Low gas prices, more people driving, no brainer--raise the gas tax and fix our roads please.

Spartanburg DL gathers Tuesday December 29th, 6:00 PM at The Nu-Way. Bring your thoughts to the table Tuesday, we'll talk.

Be Careful Out There,
Al, Diane, and Cass