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Salon just announced Minnesota Vikings punter and passionate same-sex marriage defender Chris Kluwe their Sexiest Man of 2012. And I'll agree-- passionate advocacy of equal rights is sexy, but even so, he's really not my type.  Their list of runners-up was also pretty impressive, but none of the men there had the combination of qualities I find irresistible.

This being our political hangout, let me ask who your Sexiest Political Person is for 2012.  (And no, Johnny Depp does not count!) In addition to elected officials, pundits, and Talking Heads on the teevee machine, this includes bloggers, kossacks, people you've canvassed with, and people maybe nobody else has ever heard about.

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A tour of my old photo albums will show you I've always been attracted to (and ended up marrying) the same type-- a guy who is short, whip-smart, wickedly funny, politically progressive and wears glasses.
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So it should be no surprise to you that I swoon over Ezra Klein....especially when he's wearing his glasses.






Christopher Hayes comes in a good second place.  By now the similarities should be obvious. And I must say I do find it very charming the way Chris Hayes bounces up and down in his chair when he's got a point to make.

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Who is your Sexiest Political Person of 2012?
In addition to elected officials, pundits, and Talking Heads on the teevee machine, this includes bloggers, kossacks, people you've canvassed with, and people maybe nobody else has ever heard about. Sexy is in the eye of the beholder!

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:: Event Reporting ::
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Thursday, November 15th
Dave in Northridge in town again, Let's do Lunch!

We met at the Asian Art Museum near San Francisco's Civic Center.
Here's our group shot:

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Dave in Northridge, citisven, dharmasyd, navajo, side pocket, Lorikeet, mwk and kimoconnor
~Photo courtesy of sfbob

Missing from the photo above is sfbob, the photographer. Here he is with the guest of honor:

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sfbob with Dave in Northridge

More photos in the comments!

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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold

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You're part of the team by helping us that way.

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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Area:  Kosmail: GenXangster

Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Twin Cities Kossacks: Kosmail imonlylurking

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks: Kosmail dweb8231 Current diary: Welcome to Pittsburgh Area Kossacks

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Organizer: kj in missouri, Formed Oct 15, 2012

Phoenix Kossacks - Organizer: arizonablue, Formed Oct 16, 2012

Chicago Kossacks - Organizer: figbash, Formed: Oct 31, 2012, 23 members!

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR, Formed Oct 17, 2012

Boston Kossacks - Organizer: GreyHawk, Formed: Nov 7, 2012

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Organizer:  peregrine kate, Formed: Nov 10, 2012

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing:  Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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DATE: Friday, November 16th
Baja Arizona Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 6:00 PM for tapas and sangria  
or A las seis pa' tapas, sangría y flamenco!
LOCATION: Casa Vicente
375 S. Stone Ave • Tucson

ORGANIZER: Send Azazello a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Azazello
2. Mrs. Zello
3. Kid Zello ( photographer)
4. rasbobbo
5. theraindog
6. ItsaMathJoke
7. cosmic debris
8. sneakers563
9. DaNang65
10. LandruBek
11. whataboutbob
12. biscobosco
13. tytalus
14. Empty Vessel

Maybees:
Mrs. 563
Dorothy563 (age 2 mo.)
Empty Vessel
Northern Lights
manyamile

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Baja Arizona Kossacks - R.S.V.P.
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Motor City Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Sophia's Restaurant
38259 W 10 Mile Rd • Farmington Hills

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2. ProvokingMeaning
3. gregsullmich
4. Eclectablog
5. jennifree2bme
6. Unit Zero
7. mideedah
8. surelyujest
9. 2thanks
10. The Dave
11. MichiganChet
12. PhishRapper
13. DoReMI
14. BFSkinner
15. ICanDoThis
16. ICanDoThis's spouse
17.    myrealname
18.    NewDawnFades

Maybees:
Neon Vincent & spouse
Brainwrap
DoReMI
Desi
fisheye
MI Sooner
Ooooh

Current diary collecting RSVPs:
Motor City Kossacks Meet-Up: Saturday, 11/17, 6:00 PM, at Sophia’s Restaurant in Farmington Hills
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Central Ohio Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Champps Americana Worthington
161 E. Campus View Blvd.  • Worthington

ORGANIZER: Send VetGrl a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. VetGrl
2. lilypew
3. CayceP
4. Ohiodem1
5. fantomas
6. Kurt from CHM
Maybees:
freeport beach PA
anim8sit's extremely cool mom
Current diary collecting RSVPs: Central Ohio Kossacks: MEETUP Saturday 11/17
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DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Chicago Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Manny's Deli (Obama's favorite)
1141 S. Jefferson  • Chicago

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. figbash
2. broths
3. bsmechanic
4. Tim DeLaney
5. sfbg
6. Chitown Kev
7. Railfan
8. HotsieHorsie
9. Millie Neon
10. BobboSphere
11. ElfOwl
12. Economanic
13. lilsky
14. discontent73
15. discontent73's friend

Maybees:
Mrs M
marzook and kos friend
Economanic's wife

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Chicago Kossacks - Manny's Awaits
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Saturday, December 1st
OREGON - Portland Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Sara R and winglion's home

ORGANIZER: Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. Sara R
3. Winglion
4. llbear
5. BlueJessamine
6. navajo
7. loggersbrat
Maybes:
freewayblogger
Lawrence Lewis
 
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Tuesday, December 4th

350BAYAREA.org's Plug into the movement event

TIME: 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Ed Roberts Campus - above Ashby BART in Berkeley

350BayArea.org is having and event to join in a conversation of ideas and possibilities for local collective action. They're asking to bring our ideas and talents and one of their members asked citisven to attend and pitch his Bike the Math idea from his McKibben diary.

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Allow me to indulge!

BIKE THE MATH


Where: to Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon, CA

When: Next shareholder meeting, Spring 2013, TBD

Meet: BART station TBD





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Saturday, December 8th

Daily Kos HQ Holiday Party with SFKossacks!

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Daily Kos HQ in Berkeley

Attendees may bring a decoration to put on the HQ tree.

Potluck style.

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Markos Moulitsas and family
2. Susan Gardner and family
3. Will Rockafellow and family
4. Meteor Blades
5. Kaili Joy Gray
6. Faith Gardner
7. navajo
8. side pocket
9. Mrs. side pocket
10. lineatus
11. no way lack of brain
12. Brian82
13. norm
14. citisven
15. Deb (maybe)
16. Glen the Plumber
17. remembrance +TLO™
18. gotmooned
19. Cooper888
20. smileycreek
21. paradise50
22. dharmasyd
23. ceebee7
24. Bruce Webb
25. linkage
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Sunday, December 9th
CenTex - Austin Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION:  Phoenix Saloon
193 W. San Antonio St  • New Braunfels

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. papa monzano
2. Teknohed
3.
4.
5.  
Maybes:
Current Diary: Next CenTex Kossack Meeting Dec 9
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, January 12th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Fire and Ice
One Providence Place • Providence, RI

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2. AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
3. Knockbally
4.
5.

Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - January Meet Up

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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.

Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 07:25 AM PST.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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