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You know those "Best Of" lists at the end of every year? One of my favorite year-end pleasures is trolling my list of bookmarked music blogs for top songs of the year.

But what I'm even more interested in right now is your lists of favorite things about 2012.  What did you enjoy the most this year on the Great Orange Satan?  What were your favorite political events, bloggers, videos, photographs, rants, twitter feeds, lolcats, or wingnut wig-outs? Feel free to make up your own categories or lists and tell us your Best of 2012 choices.

Hunter's The Chronicles of Mitt series
My favorite dkos feature of 2012 was Hunter's The Chronicles of Mitt series.  Did you know that if you're a Daily Kos subscriber you can download the entire series?  I'm just sayin'.....

I'll throw out a few other of My Favorite (2012) Things in the Tip Jar, and I look forward to hearing a few of yours!

What's on your Best of 2012 List?

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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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:: 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

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Los Angeles Kossacks: Kosmail Shockwave

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

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

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, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

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

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

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

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

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

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,
Current diary: After a "Brief Delay" Pgh. Area Kossacks Gets Rolling

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

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  chancew
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I need suggestions!

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

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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 - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

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

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.
Okla-homies, let's get together (new regional organizing group)

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Northwest Pennsylvania Kossacks


Saturday, December 22nd
Northwest Pennsylvania Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Casablanca Grill (Middle East/Mediterranean)
2174 W. 8th St. (near Pittsburgh Ave.) • Erie, PA
BYOB (volunteers: tobendaro)

ORGANIZER: Send gizmo59 a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. tobendaro
3. Mentatmark
4. gizmo59
Maybes:
Katie
CFAmick
CherrytheTart
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Wednesday, December 26th
OREGON - Portland Area Kossacks Welcome Ojibwa & navajo

Ojibwa will be blessing some quilts for Sara R and winglion plus doing a pipe ceremony. I'll just be there to look cute, maybe take a pic or two.

TIME: 1:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Sara R's and winglion's home  • Portland

ORGANIZER:  Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. Ojibwa
2. navajo
3. Sara R
4. winglion
5. loggersbrat
6. Oregon Gal
7. kaminpdx
8. llbear
Maybees:
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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. CTLiberal
5.
Maybees:
1. aaraujo
2. gchaucer2
3. Phil S 33
4. annieli
5. Moody Loner
6. mommyp00ka
7. Littlep00ka
8. RubDMC
9. bjedward
Latest diary: New England Kossacks - What are you doing January 12, 2013?
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Saturday, January 19th
Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: TBD
LOCATION: TBD

ORGANIZER: Send SoCaliana a kosmail to RSVP

Latest diary: Saturday Jan. 19th, 2013, Riverside CA

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Saturday, January 19th

SAVE THE DATE: Dinner with Dave in Northridge

TIME: TBD
LOCATION I: TBD
LOCATION II: After dinner, The Mint, for karaoke!

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PRESIDENT'S
Monday, January 21st
Watching the 2013 Inauguration - Swearing-In, Inaugural Address, and Parade

TIME: 8:00 or 9:00 AM - Noon (TBD)
LOCATION:  Kestrel's place in Sacramento
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP

ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5. paradise50
6. norm
7.
Maybees:
mrsgoo
Latest diary: Central Valley Kossacks: Two Meet Ups in One Diary
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Tuesday, January 29th
Watching the 2013 State of the Union Address

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION:  cooper888 and gotmooned's place in Sacramento (Natomas)
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP.
ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Central Valley Kossacks: Two Meet Ups in One Diary
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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, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send GreenMountainBoy02 a Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. GreenMountainBoy02
2.
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Northern New England Meetups in Portsmouth, NH
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Saturday, March 2nd or 9th
Lone Star Spring Texas State-Wide Meet-Up in Austin

TIME: TBD
LOCATION:  TBD • 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. anotherdemocrat
 9. Odysseus
10. suesue
11. blue armadillo
12. texasmom
13. texasdad
14. htowngenie
15. navajo (honorary TX Kossack!)
16. afisher
17. manoffire
18. Wino
19. Mrs. Wino
20. VinaMist
21. doraphasia
22. Urban Owl
23. Texdude50
24. icelus
25. mr pea
26. entrelac
27. Mr. entrelac
28. JayRaye
29.
30.

Maybe's:
 1. Mosquito Pilot
 2. Over the Edge

Latest diary: Turning Texas Blue: Lone Star Spring 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 Dec 21, 2012 at 07:25 AM PST.

Also republished by SFKossacks.

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