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What's Your Favorite Story of the Week?

Well, the whacko wingnuts and Tea Partiers have yet to disappoint! Please enjoy my personal strategy for coping with teh inevitable crazy as I surf the webs. Mock along with me and see how many you get right. New bonus feature includes instant gratification -- no longer will you have to switch back and forth between the diary body and the tip jar for the answers. Or just skip the quiz and share with us your favorite story, joke, or picture of the week, and together we shall survive the sequestration tsunami.

1. Musical Pundits Division:

Fox News dumped Sara Palin and replaced her with:

  1. The Gropinator
  2. the correspondant from Uzbecki-becki-becki-stan
  3. Mr 9-9-9- All the Time
  4. Herman Cain



2. This week in racism: Four Stories for your consideration

Which Story is bogus?

  1. The attorney of a man who slapped a crying child on an airline and told its mother to "Shut that little [n-word] baby up" defended him by saying that while he may have used a racial slur it does not make him a racist.
  2. Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke charged critics of the team's name with reverse racism, defending the team's name as based on the color of reddish clay soil in Virginia that is ground into their uniforms and skin during play.
  3. Hospital officials granted the request of a Michigan dad that no black nurses be allowed to care for his baby during its month long stay in the neo-natal unit.
  4. Montana county's GOP Chairwoman disseminated an email with a picture depicting a plot to kidnap the President with a watermelon trap.
3. True or False:

Mississippi officially ratified the 13th Amendment this week, agreeing to end slavery.

4. Anatomy Lessons in the News

According to Alabama state Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R) the largest organ in the body is:

  1. your liver
  2. your skin
  3. your gullibility gland
  4. your unborn baby

5. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...

Who's the Most delusional of them all?

  1. McConnell, who fell for a joke from a satirical website called The Duffel Blog and sent a serious query,  “I am writing on behalf of a constituent who has contacted me regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits."
  2. Erik Rush, who is convinced that under DSM-5 Obama "Will classify Christians as mentally ill and ship them off to an asylum."
  3. The GOP, who took the word of Breitbart who got it from a New York Daily News reporter who flippantly fabricated the farcical story that Chuck Hagel took money from the non-existent group "Friends of Hamas"
  4. Marco Rubio, who pitched a fit over Obama's nearly identical immigration plan saying he had not been consulted in its drafting.
6. There oughta be a Law Dept:
True or False:

A Missouri legislator filed the perfect legislation to protect the Second Amendment, making it a felony to propose any legislation restricting gun rights, punishable by up to 4 years in prison.
.

7. Creative Explanations Dept.

Scott Brown explained his late night string of oddly spelled and pugnacious tweets including "Bqhatevwr" as being caused from:

  1. being distracted by a giant meteorite crashing into Russia
  2. perfectly legal medical marijuana
  3. butt dialing his iPhone 5
  4. too many Cosmopolitans (the drink, not the magazine)

    .
8. IOKIYAR

Tea Party Patriots apologized for accidentally sending out an email depicting Karl Rove as

  1. Porky the Pig
  2. Himmler in a Nazi uniform
  3. Obama in whiteface
  4. a Most Wanted poster with a gunsight over his face.
9. Bonus Video
In which James Carville blurts out the truth about Republicans and the sequester, saying:
“The sequester, not many people know what it is, but it sounds stupid and cruel.
Therefore people think it’s a Republican thing.”




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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud

:: Event Reporting ::
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Please visit Chrislove's diary Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Photos! for more photos.

Houston Area Kossacks

A few of the Houston Area Kossacks
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Please visit Dave in Northridge's diary LA Kossacks: 2/16 Meetup and March Schedule for more photos!

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One Pissed Off Liberal being Skyped into Los Angeles

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

Every region needs a meatspace 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.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Click >>>HERE to see a list of all the regional Kossack groups that have organized for social and activism events. There are handy links to contact each organizer to join.

>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, February 23rd

Motor City Kossacks Represent at the Michigan Democratic Party Convention
~Possible lunch and dinner

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Close to Cabo Hall
TBD • Detroit

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a kosmail to connect.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2. Brainwrap
3. GwenM
4. ProvokingMeaning
Maybees:
mideedah
MichiganChet
Latest diary: Michigan and Motor City Kossacks: Meet-up after the MDP Convention, Sat. 2/23
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Sunday, Feb. 24th

Colorado COmmunity - Denver, CO Kossack Meet-up!

TIME: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Ernie's
2915 W 44th Ave. • Denver

ORGANIZER: Send Leftcandid a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Leftcandid
2. Maverick80229
3. BadKitties
4. Merry Light (weather permitting) & guests
Maybees:
Frankenoid
RockyMtnLib
wade norris
Latest diary: Denver/Colorado Kossack MEETUP, February 24: In Which I Pester You Again!
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Saturday, March 2nd

LAKossacks Brunch Meet-up in the Valley!

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Cafe Bizou
14016 Ventura Blvd. • Sherman Oaks

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. RLMiller
3. SanFernandoValleyMom
4.
5.
Maybees:


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Saturday, March 23rd

LAKossacks Monthly Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Casey's Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. Joe Bacon
3. jakedog42
4. SanFernandoValleyMom
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: LA Kossacks: 2/16 Meetup and March Schedule
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Graphic Mash by Papa Manzano
Saturday, March 2nd!!
Lone Star Spring Texas State-Wide Meet-Up in Austin

TIME: 2:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Opal Divine's Penn Field restaurant and bar
3601 S. Congress Ave • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send nomandates Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. nomandates                    
 2. teknohed
 3. papa monzano
 4. Chrislove
 5. Chrislove's BF
 6. glorificus
 7. politik
 8. mr pea
 9. anotherdemocrat
10. Odysseus
11. suesue
12. mr sue sue
13. blue armadillo
14. texasmom
15. texasdad
16. htowngenie
17. navajo (honorary TX Kossack!)
18. afisher
19. manoffire
20. Wino
21. Mrs. Wino
22. VinaMist
23. doraphasia
24. Urban Owl
25. Texdude50
26. icelus
27. entrelac
28. Mr. entrelac
29. JayRaye
30. cosette
31. belinda ridgewood (honorary TX Kossack!)
32. Carol in San Antonio
33. krwheaton
34. +1 from Harris County
35. KTinTX
36. TexMex
37. Musicman (honorary TX kossack)
38. freerad
39. freerad's guest

Maybees:
Mosquito Pilot
Over the Edge
yoduuuh do or do not

Austin Kite Festival 2011
Sunday, March 3rd
Austin's 84th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival

TIME: Early Afternoon
LOCATION: Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd. • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano Kosmail to connect at the event.

Latest diary: Tex Kos Inaugural Gathering, plus T-Shirts, SDEC Meeting, and Kite Festival

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Monday, March 4th

New York City Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. joanbrooker
3. ask
4. brooklyn liberal
5. rubyr
6. casperr
7. thankgodforairamerica
8. Rosalie 907 + friends
9. blue jersey mom
10. clenchner
Maybees:
plf515
Laura Clawson
Arjun Jaikumar
belinda ridgewood
Its the Supreme Court Stupid
srkp23
David Nir
Batya the Toon
kathny
TiaRachel
Mets102
Latest diary: Save the Date for a New York Metro Meetup, March 4!
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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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New England Kossacks All Day Meet-up
Saturday, March 9th

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a kosmail to attend.



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TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION I: SolToro in the Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard • Uncasville, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:
annieli


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TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION II: Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street • Mystic, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:
annieli

TIME: 11:00 - ? PM
LOCATION III: TBD
[Address] • [City]

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - March meet up

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Sunday, March 10th

SAVE THE DATE: SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for a gilas girl

Guaymas in Tiberon: Time TBD
Meet at the Ferry Building and take the ferry to Tiberon.
Dine at Guaymas in the sun  • Tiberon
Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park: Time TBD
We'll take the Ferry back to the Ferry building and then take public trans to the park • San Francisco
LOCATION III: TBD for early dinner
Address TBD • San Francisco

RSVPs:
1. a gilas girl
2. navajo
3. side pocket
4. dharmasyd [lunch]
5. Meteor Blades
6. Glen the Plumber
7. remembrance
8. smileycreek
9. paradise50
10. Cali Scribe
11. Mr. Scribe
12. slouching
13. no way lack of brain
14. norm
15. boatsie
16. Lorikeet
17. FogCityJohn
18. madhaus
19. Steveningen

Maybees:
edrie
lineatus
maggiejean
no way lack of brain
scaboni

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Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, March 15th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Free State Brewing Company
636 Massachusetts Street • Lawrence

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. glitterscale
3. Geiiga
4. Syoho
5. Paula68154
Maybees:
Scout Finch
zamrzla
Latest diary: [Diva waiting...]
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Mid-March - Boston Kossacks First Meet-up

Boston Kossacks First Meet-up

TIME: Possibly 2:00 PM, stay tuned
LOCATION: The Border Cafe
32 Church Street • Cambridge

ORGANIZER: Send GreyHawk a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. GreyHawk
2. bjedward
3. gmoke
4. BlueStateRedhead
Maybees:
AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
Latest diary: Boston Kossacks - 1st Meetup
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Dkos Asheville
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Saturday, April 20th]

Dkos Asheville's First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Otteray Scribe
4. eeff
5. people power granny
6. Joieau
7. LamontCranston
8. cultjake
9. GordonNC (UID 5123 & City Councilman)
10. DawnN
11. SteelerGrrl
12. SteelerDude
13. Captain Sham
14. Sandy on Signal

Maybees:
polecat
Land of Enchantment
jnhobbs
alicia (plus two)
Nic Goodman

Latest diary: [Diva waiting...]

From randallt: "DKos Asheville is hosting a meet up and we've managed to cast a wide net! Asheville NC is the epicenter of cool progressive in the heart of the mountains and we have folks traveling from Eastern Tennessee, the Southern Highlands and Charlotte. So don't let the distance keep you away, come to Asheville, sign up today! You know you want to."

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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations
June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE



SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket
3. kimoconnor
4. citisven
5. lineatus
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber
8. remembrance
9. jotter
10. Mrs. jotter
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. mrsgoo
3. norm
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet
6. FogCityJohn
7. slksfca
8. madhaus
9. boatsie
10. maggiejean
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. shanikka
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6. Kitsap River
7. Charles Curtis Stanley
8.
9.
10.
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned
4. paradise50
5. smileycreek
6. Caddis Fly
7.
8.
9.
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5. krwheaton
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4. Sharoney
5. Spousal Unit
6. cskendrick
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. murphy
5. Dave in Northridge
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. belinda ridgewood's guest
4. Jimdotz
5. theroaringgirl
6. thankgodforairamerica
7.
8.
9.
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
7.
8.
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Misc. registered Kossacks + regions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Hopefully we can put together whole tables for them.


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Community Quilt Project

Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
17.
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo - afternoon/early evening possible
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9.
10.
Maybees:
jakedog42
Melanie in IA
Jim in IA
Joan McCarter
Latest diary: Glacier National Park Meetup! w/ lodging and campground info!
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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 Feb 22, 2013 at 07:25 AM PST.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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