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Our society places a lot of value on celebrity. I respect it, I don't discount it. I've been influenced by many actors, artists, musicians, vocalists, writers and activists during my life. I have my favorites, I hold them closely to my heart.

But today, my question for you is, what celebrities have you fallen out of love with?

Back in the day, I adored Mel Gibson. I wanted to have his baby. I fell in love with him because of Road Warrior and then it solidified when I backtracked to see Mad Max. Then he did Gallipoli. I loved The Year of Living Dangerously and The Bounty. But then he went nuts...

Robert Duvall... This is very hard for me. I loved him as Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird. He was so memorable in Apocalypse Now, we quote him today and always will. So many, many films. So many amazing performances. (I may have to make an exception for Bobby Duvall and keep him in the Love File.) But still... wtf? Repub?

I also liked Kelsey Grammer. I enjoyed him in Cheers and Frasier for many years. But then I found out he was nuts...

Most of the people on this list I don't care about but... these guys???

Jon Voight?

Sylvester Stallone?

Bruce Willis?

I was once very fond of each of them. Until I found out they were nuts.

But at some point, you just have to walk away. Nothing to be redeemed here.

So tell me who's on your list? Your list can be extensive or short, like mine.

Go for it.

What Celebrities Have You Fallen Out of Love With?

I'm listening.


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

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.


:: New Regions Organizing! ::
These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.


California Central Valley Kossacks
Organizer: tgypsy

New England Kossacks
Clytemnestra (Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island)
Common Sense Mainer (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks
Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India
Organizer: chandu


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 Founded by buddabelly, Formed: Feb. 13. 2011, 90 members

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

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 67 members

:: Current Diaries in Planning Mode ::
Baltimore area kossack meetup suggestion by sreeizzle2012

:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
SteelerGrrl has a Charlotte DNC roll call diary up for anyone going to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC starting September 2nd.
Send SteelerGrrl a kosmail to connect.



Saturday, September 8th

Hawk Talk and Banding Demonstration by lineatus in the Marin Headlands!

TIME: Noon for Hawk Talk, 1:00 PM for banding talk with one of the recently banded birds and release it to continue its migration.  After that watch the migration from the platform for a while if it's nice, and then head down for a walk around the valley for a few hours. TIME YET TO BE DETERMINED: Meet at the Presidio Yacht Club at Fort Baker in Sausalito for food and drink.

LOCATION: Hawk Hill, map, part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. More about the Docent Programs and What to Wear.

HOST: lineatus


1. lineatus
2. navajo
3. side pocket
4. kimoconnor
5. Sally Cat
6. Mr. Cat
7. Dharmasyd (Maybe)
8. Ebby
9. Bustergirl (Maybe)
10. dsb
11. Glen the Plumber
12. remembrance
13. The Little One
14. boatsie
15. GGRO Intern Kate Howard (grandaughter of Kossack martyc35)
16. Kate Howard's guest
17., 18., 19. & 20. Mindful Nature, plus girlfriend and two kids

Sunday, September 9th

United Democrats of Southern Solano County
30th Annual BBQ Picnic

TIME: 11:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Hanns Park
at Skyline Blvd. & Redwood Parkway in Vallejo  

Guest speakers start at 1 p.m. (Most all the local Democratic candidates are showing up ... City and County)

Donation $10.00.

The club is providing  hot dogs, hamburgers, vegetarian burgers, salad, dessert, and nonalcoholic drinks.  

Special .... Join the club for $12 and get a free ticket to the picnic.  One can buy tickets or join club at the event.

Our club website:

Send linkage a Kosmail to for more information.

1. linkage
2. BayAreaKen

Backyard and view
Sunday, September 9th

Colorado Kossack Meetup!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Colotim's House in SW Denver (Kosmail for address/directions)

HOST: ColoTim

RSVPs So Far:
1. Colotim - Smoked pork ribs, plus extras
2. & 3. Merry Light & whoknu - appetizers, dip & crackers/chip
4. Frankenoid - Homemade ice cream
5. Chirons apprentice
6. Ginny in CO


Latest diary about this event: Colorado Kossack Meetup #2


Ket mo Ree2
Saturday, September 15th

Central Valley Kossacks Lunch!

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Ket Mo Ree Thai Restaurant & Bar
238 G St.
Davis, CA

HOST: tgypsy

RSVPs So Far:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned (Mr cooper888)
4. SallyCat
5. Mr. Cat
6. mrsgoo
7. Kestrel - tentative (Maybe)

Latest diary about this event: Central Valley Kossacks: Let's Meet Up


DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)
Saturday, September 15th

New England Kossak Meet Up!

TIME: Noon - 3pm
LOCATION: Bangkok Cafe
369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
508-543-THAI (8424)
HOST: Clytemnestra

Affirmative RSVPs thus far:
1. Clytemnestra
2. Rick DeVille (husband of SadieSue)
3. SadieSue (they will be coming from Western Mass willing to carpool)
4. GreyHawk
5. Hawkwife
6. thankgodforairamerica (coming from central, CT willing to carpool)
7. 8. 9. Moody Loner,  mommyp00ka, and the Little
10. jarbyus
11. bjedward
12. msdobie
13. dlcmassage

northerntier  (will be coming from central VT, willing to carpool. )
The Poet Deploreate (will be coming from the North Shore, willing to carpool.)
Common Sense Mainer
Phil S 33
Samantha Clemens (progressive radio talk show host)

Latest diary about this event, including activities to do in the area.



Saturday, October 13th

Cheers & Jeers Meet-Up

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

HOSTS: Common Sense Mainer and Bill in Portland Maine

Send Common Sense Mainer a Kosmail to RSVP.
EVERYONE is welcome!



Friday, October 19th

SFKossack Red Carpet Rollout for Dave in Northridge

TIME: 1:00 PM
Rincon Center
101 Spear St.
San Francisco

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. Dave in Northridge
2. navajo
3. Lorikeet
4. Steveningen
5. jpmassar
6. kimoconnor
7. norm (Maybe)
8. MrNavajo
9. remembrance
10. Glen the Plumber
11. Dharmasyd
12. boatsie


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

This diary is an example of what SFKossacks do year-round to build our community.
Personal bonds are strengthened and more are feeling comfortable
creating events on their own.

SFKossacks has been organizing since 2005.

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

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