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Bill is the only Daily Kos Featured Writer who is paid entirely by his readers. That would be YOU. I remember, back in the day, Bill informed us he needed to find a new job and wouldn't be able to spend any time producing C&J. We all freaked out, none of us could imagine a day without a place to flick peas.

In Bill's own words:

For those of you who are new'ish here: I started writing C&J almost nine years ago in my spare time. Five years ago my boss called from his yacht in Florida and informed me that my services writing commercials for products that didn’t kill most people were no longer needed. Job search looming, I posted a "Ta Ta for Now" note here.

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The next day, the Daily Kos community swarmed, took up a collection and, in Kos's words, "bought my soul." You've possessed my being for five years now, and I'm thinking that Kosorcisms are awful messy so why not kick this old can down the road for another year. It's what Congress would do, and they're up to, what, nine percent approval now? What could go wrong???

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A MUST READ: A hilarious and informative interview of Bill in Portland Maine conducted by Meteor Blades: Bill in Portland Maine gets grilled

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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.


Meet-up Report from Maryland Kos Event from 9/8:
L-R: some other george's husband, some other george, secret38b, gordon20024 and sreeizzle2012
:: 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

CenTex Kossacks
Organizer: papa monzano


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


:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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.)
Phil S 33
Samantha Clemens (progressive radio talk show host)

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

Sunday, September 16th

Portland, Oregon Area Meet-Up

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The Red and Black is located in the beautiful Buckman neighborhood, which is home to many social justice groups. Right around the corner from the vegan mini mall! It's on the 70 bus line and within easy walking distance to the 19, 20, 12, and 6. Located conveniently in the Central part of Portland in a free parking SE neighborhood.

HOSTS: Horace Boothroyd III and Sara R

Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.
EVERYONE is welcome!

1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. loggersbrat
3. Sara R
4. DruidQueen
5. llbear


Latest diary about this event: Portland OREGON Kossacks- Important Group Formation Post and Meetup


Monday, October 1st

TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: The Three Monkeys
236 W 54th St
., between Broadway and 8th Ave.
(212) 586-2080

HOST: Sidnora

Send Sidnora a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. sidnora
2. plf515
3. clenchner
4. Cherry the Tart
5. Laura Clawson
6. Arjun Jaikumar
7. It's the Supreme Court, Stupid
8. blue jersey mom
9. rubyr
11. Ian Reifowitz

Belinda Ridgewood

Latest diary about this event: 10/1: NYC Meetup on Deck!

EVERYONE is welcome!



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 an email at to RSVP. (He prefers his email listed.)
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
13. side pocket
14. FogCityJohn
15. Kamakhya
16. Frugal Granny


Monday, October 22nd

DAILY KOS HQ: SFKossacks watch the final Presidential Debate Party

TIME: 5:00 PM Pacific
LOCATION: Daily Kos Office
(address will be given to RSVPs by Kosmail)
5 min. walk from Ashby BART

Send navajo a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. Markos
2. Susan Gardner
3. Kaili Joy Gray
4. Faith Gardner
5. Will Rockafellow
6. Meteor Blades
7. navajo
8. citisven
9. Glen the Plumber (remembrance, maybe)
10. jotter
11. kimoconnor
12. jpmassar
13. norm
14. precinct1233
15. Ebby
16. lineatus
17. ceebee7
18. Dharmasyd
20. madhaus
21. [anonymous]
22. [anonymous]
23. paradise50 (maybe)
24. Jeff in CA
25. Kamakhya
26. side pocket
27. Mary Rickles


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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