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Your Best & Worst on Dailykos?

Kos' diary on what is most shared on social media sites set me to thinking about what diaries are popular. That in turn got me to thinking about both the jewels and stinkers I've written. Ouch. When I saw mine I began to wonder about yours. You must have some duds hidden away in your closet-as well as diaries you're particularly proud of.

So the concept here is to own up to the best and the worst of what YOU have written. Talking about what other folks have written is too easy. I can recall (with varying degrees of discomfort) almost all of my 144 diaries. Folks as prolific as MB (4878 diaries) cannot. If you haven't written a diary yet, chime in with a favorite/least favorite of your own past comments.

I'll go first (like what choice do I have?)

MY WORST DIARY
The worst diary I've written here was: MSM narrative change re: VP - Could the Clintons survive it? The suckitude of said diary from 2008 is illustrated by the proposed announcement by candidate Obama -

I have decided to announce today my intention, should I gain the nomination, of asking Senator McCaskill to be my running-mate.
Yeah, I don't know what meds I was on when I wrote that diary. Having no shame, here's another disaster of mine from '09: Obama is our secret weapon. I'm not quoting from it. Sufficient to say, it proves that even those of us who don't drink can still blog drunk.

MY BEST RECEIVED DIARY
The most highly rec'ced diaries I've done were: Yes, SHE did (679 recs) and I'm the "bottle-thrower" Mayor Quan, your legal adviser knows it, go ahead & arrest me again (607 recs).

MY FAVORITE
My personal favorites were: Mom was an abortionist, miscegenist, Communist agent, Nazi spy, FDR Democrat...& then she turned 20

You might think that mom's expulsion from the Communist Party & subsequent arrest as a supposed Nazi spy would've derailed her enthusiasm for progressive politics, but you'd be wrong. This "girl", still in her teens, was made of sterner stuff.
and Inside a dying city armed to the teeth with fully-loaded pozole
I pass the usual foreclosure, for sale & for rent signs. All of which shout out that if you're thinking about the American dream, forget it. But there are dreams here other than the "American" one....No hombre, if people had themselves jobs, this would be a helluva neighborhood. Kinda' like America is supposed to be. Kinda' like it never was for everybody. Kinda' like it could be. Kinda' like it should be.
MY MOST CONTROVERSIAL DIARY
Good news about the Federally "coordinated" crackdown: NYC, Albany, Portland, Oakland.
Michael Moore: "This is being coordinated by the Federal Government."

Keith Olbermann: Oakland was rolled up, Albany was rolled up, Portland was rolled up, NY was rolled up...Jean Quan admitting she was on a conference call with 18 mayors, this is a plan...

Michael Moore: The Minneapolis Examiner couple hours ago quotes a justice official in the Obama Justice Dept, the fed govt has been provideding logistical & tactical advice & support..Homeland security & the Justice Dept have been coordinating the advice, strategy & tactics... all the tactics of the police have been the same...in the last 48 hours.

That one had one front-pager rec'cing it and another one calling for me to be banned. Ultimately, the former proved to be right and the latter proved to be overly-optimistic (my yearned for banning has been postponed until such time as when I finally get around to publishing my "Secret Nazi Bases on the Moon Control Election Cycles" diary. Heh.

So...what of yours are you MOST PROUD OF...and what are you the MOST EMBARASSED BY?

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

:: 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

:: 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.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Las Vegas Kossacks: Kosmail miracle11

Vermont Kossacks: Kosmail 4Freedom

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 - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]

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

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash

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

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

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

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Admins: Catte Nappe and dalfireplug. Please contact them to join the group. An Event Organizer needed.

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Dave in Northridge  

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

Southwest Ohio Kossacks - Formed: May 10, 2013, Organizer: Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN

Northern Arizona Kossacks - Formed:  Jul 5, 2013, Organizer: Sam Sara

Mexican Kossacks - Formed: Apr 14, 2013, Organizer: roberb7

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks - Formed: Oct 27, 2012, Organizer: boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kosmopolitans - Formed: Aug 2, 2013, Organizer: highacidity

Silicon Valley Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2013, Organizer: Glen The Plumber

Seattle and Puget Sound Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2013, Organizer: EagleOfFreedom

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

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite.

New York City Founded by Eddie C - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks, Event Organizer: Azazello

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

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

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

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

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

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente Formed: Aug 29, 2011

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

San Diego Kossacks Founded by La Gitane, Formed: Nov 18, 2011

Massachusetts Kosmopolitans Founded by mem from somerville, Formed: Feb 13, 2011

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:: Events Currently on the Books for Kossacks  ::
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Motor City Kossacks Banner
Saturday, January 4th

Motor City Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Sweetwater Tavern
400 East Congress Street • Detroit

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Motor City Kossacks! TWO Meetups Planned: Sa 1/4, lunch, Detroit; Th 1/9, dinner, Ann Arbor
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Thursday, January 9th

Motor City Kossacks Meet with NN14 Staff: Raven Brooks, Mary Rickles and Nolan Treadway

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: TBD
[Address] • Detroit

ORGANIZER: Send peregrine kate a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. peregrine kate
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Motor City Kossacks! TWO Meetups Planned: Sa 1/4, lunch, Detroit; Th 1/9, dinner, Ann Arbor
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Sunday, January 12th
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NYC Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: Noon
LOCATION:  Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC
Meet in the back room. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. blue jersey mom
3. rubyr
4. kathny
5. joanbrooker
6. oxfdblue
7. mattc129
8. Bethesda1921
9. No Exit
Maybees:
mconvente
Ian Reifowitz
gchaucer2
Laura Clawson
Rosalie907
andgarden
wader
isabelle hayes
 
Latest diary: Coming In From The Cold: January 12, A NYC Meetup!
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Date Moving to January 2014

Connecticut Kossacks Meet-up!

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: The Shamrock Pub & Grill
210 Meadow St. • Waterbury

The Shamrock is a short walk from the MTA Metro North Station. If anyone wants to take Amtrak, thankgodforairamerica can pick you up in Meriden and drive you to the event.

ORGANIZER: Send thankgodforairamerica a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. thankgodforairamerica
2. gchaucer2
3.
Maybees:
annieli

Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Dkos Asheville
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Saturday, January 25th

Asheville Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Cantina
10 Biltmore Plaza • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Gordon20024
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Golden Gate Bridge at sunrise with SFKossacks banner treatment
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Sunday, January 26th

SFKossacks Welcome matching mole to San Francisco!

TIME: TBD, daytime car trip to the Delta for birding with lineatus
LOCATION: Grizzly Island Wildlife Area
2548 Grizzly Island Road • Suisun City
lineatus will have a spotting scope and a few spare pairs of binoculars, so novices can have something to use.

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2. matching mole
3. navajo
4. tgypsy
5. kimoconnor
Maybees:



TIME: TBD, evening event for city folk and to celebrate dharmasyd's and kimoconnor's birthdays!
LOCATION: TBD
[Address] • [City]

ORGANIZER: Send lineatus a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. lineatus
2. matching mole
3. navajo
4. dharmasyd
5. side pocket
6. norm
7. kimoconnor
8. Glen The Plumber
9. remembrance
10. TLO
Maybees:
Latest diary: Dawn Chorus: Preview of Coming Attractions
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