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Ahhh. I'm able to take it easier now after the election.  Wow!  What a relief!

I was going to write about what I feel is an important issue for each state...passing simple laws that allow for voting in Federal elections to be made transparent, fair and easy for all.  There is no room at all for the plethora of gimmicks pulled by the GOP which causes havoc for voters.  As President Obama said, "we've got to do something about that."

But I changed my mind and decided instead to write about the simple pleasure of relaxing while having a nice alcoholic beverage.  I just need to wind down for a few days here.  I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment.

My favorite beer currently is New Belgium Brewery's Fat Tire Beer.  Beer was the very first thing with alcohol I could drink after my medical treatments this past year.


My favorite hard alcohol is Bombay Blue Sapphire Gin.  I like martini's made with Bombay Blue Sapphire gin, no vermouth and two large Queen Olives.


My favorite sipping tequila is Don Julio Gold.  In Mexico, we've asked the local folks what their favorite tequila is.  We expected they'd say Patron.  Nope!  They agree with us...Don Julio Gold is the best.

I'm also happy to report that I can actually sip a little tequila now, as long as I have it over ice and mix it with some sweetened lime juice.

Don Julio Gold

Finally, I also like a nice single malt once in a while.  My favorite is Glenlivet which has to be at least aged for 12 years minimum.

What's your favorite alcoholic beverage?

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.


:: Regions 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

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

South East Michigan (Detroit) Area: Kosmail peregrine kate

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Twin Cities Kossacks: Kosmail imonlylurking

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

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.
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 - Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont)

Houston Area Kossacks - Organizer: Chrislove

Kossacks in India - Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Organizer: papa monzano

Central Ohio Kossacks - Organizer: VetGrl

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
Red-tailed Hawk
Saturday, November 10th
Northern California Central Valley Kossacks Potluck Lunch

TIME: Noon
LOCATION: Kestrel's home in Sacramento
There will also be a pre-meet up birding adventure at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

ORGANIZERS: tgypsy and Kestrel - Send tygypsy a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. tygypsy
2. Kestrel
3. Sally Cat
4. Mr. Cat
5. mrsgoo
6. cooper888
7. gotmooned
8. Marilyn (friend of tgypsy)

Latest diary: Central Valley Kossacks: Post-Election Meet Up – calling for RSVPs!

Saturday, November 10th
Phoenix Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Los Olivos Mexican Food Restaurant
7328 2nd Street
Scottsdale, Arizona

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. arizonablue
2. Mr.arizonablue
3. sparkysgal
4. blugrlnrdst
5. Azazello
6. Mrs. Azazello
7. Mr. Porterhouse
8. Mrs. Porterhouse
9. Kane in CA
10. Sun Tzu (maybe)
11. puzzled
12. gaardvack
13. Mrs. gaardvack
14. LibChicAZ
15. LibChicAZ bf (maybe)
16. AZ RedWingsFan
17. BluejayRN
18. Mr. BluejayRN (maybe)
19. philboy38
20. OpherGopher (maybe)
21. Bongobanger (maybe)
22. PSzymeczek (maybe)
23. Mr. PSzymeczek (maybe)
24. CenPhx (maybe)
25. Mother Mags
26. Late Again
27. Mr. Late Again
28. philboy38's GF
Latest diary: Phoenix Kossacks Meetup Reminder for Saturday

Saturday, November 10th

SFKossacks attend Bill McKibben's speech on Climate Change

TIME: 7:00 PM Pacific (Doors open at 6:00 PM, open seating)
LOCATION: Spangenberg Theater
Henry M. Gunn High School
780 Arastradero Rd
Palo Alto

Do the Math - - EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

ORGANIZERS: Glen the Plumber and navajo - Send a Kosmail to RSVP for an RSVP seat saver.

Meet in the parking lot between 5:45 and 6:00 PM. Bring a sandwich and a beverage. I'LL BRING STICKY BACKED RSVP SEAT SAVER SIGNS, for those who RSVP, to stick to some seats at 6PM. We can enjoy food and drink in the parking lot until 6:45, then go in for the speech.

1. Glen the Plumber
2. remembrance
3. navajo
4. Meteor Blades
5. RainyDay
6. EricS
7. madhaus
8. norm (maybe)
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Kossacks across the Nation! Can you organize a group to join Bill McKibben and's movement? I'll help you advertise your event here at * NEW DAY.*

Do the Math Tour with Bill McKibben

Tour Dates for Bill McKibben

- Do the Math with 350.ORG - TOUR DATES - BUY TICKETS -

Connecticut Kossacks

Saturday, November 10th
CONNECTICUT - New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Adam Mill restaurant
Manchester, CT   (Central CT)

1. Phil S 33
2. zeke7237
3. Roger Fox
4. World Citizen
5. GChaucer2
6. swampyankee
7. Actuary4Change
ORGANIZER: Send Phil S 33 a Kosmail to RSVP.

Latest diary: Call for Connecticut Kossacks Meet-Up: Post-Election


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

Sunday, November 11th
New England Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
LOCATION: The People's Pint
24 Federal St
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 773-0333
THE PEOPLE'S PINT IS CASH ONLY, no credit or debit cards

If you live in/near Albany, Schenectady, or Troy NY, this meet up is only 2 hours away!

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a Kosmail to RSVP.

We will be collecting donations for the Native American Netroots project Okiciyap at this Meet Up.

1. Clytemnestra (willing to car pool - Southern MA/Northern RI area)
2. Remembering Jello
3. jarbyus
4. farmerchuck
5. MinervainNH
6. dlcmassage
7. dlcmassage's partner
8. ActivistGuy
9. betson08 (Long time active supporter of Okiciyap and Pretty Bird Woman House)
10. GreenMountainBoy02
11. commonmass
12. jack 1966
13. Knockbally (willing to carpool- North Shore MA)

1. annieli
2. DeathDlr73 (willing to carpool - upper central MA)
3. Phil s 33
4. Knockbally
5. mataliandy
6. davidseth (willing to carpool - Columbia County, NY)
7. 4Freedom
7. PatRiots

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - November Meet Up! Please read diary for all details.


DATE: Sunday, November 11th
Philly Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Reading Terminal Market
12th & Arch Streets


ORGANIZER: Send asterkitty a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. ridemybike
2. mallyroyal
3. blue jersey mom
4. Cherry The Tart
5. Smoh
6. Adam B (maybe)
7. Mr K
8. mconvente
9. asterkitty
10. Cinnamon
11. janmtairy
12. jerseytrishinphilly
13. renzo capetti
14. Matthias
15. DavidMCastro (maybe)
16. mayim (maybe)
17. pholkhero (maybe)
18. Its Jess Me (maybe)
19. aravir (maybe)
20. emidesu (maybe)
Latest diary: First Philadelphia Meet-Up Diary with five photos and a slight conundrum

Sunday, November 11th
OREGON - Portland Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Cheryl's on 12th
1135 SW Washington map

1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. Drewid
3. daeros
4. loggersbrat
Kitsap River
Charles Curtis Stanley
ORGANIZER: Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.


CenTex Kossacks

Sunday, November 11th
CenTex - Austin Area Kossacks MEET-UP

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Black Star Co-op Brewpub
7020 Easy Wind Drive (at Lamar and Airport boulevards)

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. papa monzano
Current Diary: CenTex Meet-up This Sunday

DATE: Friday, November 16th
Baja Arizona Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: early evening, TBD
LOCATION: Casa Vicente

ORGANIZER: Send Azazello a Kosmail to RSVP.

DATE: Saturday, November 17th
Chicago Kossacks MEET-UP
TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Manny's Deli (Obama's favorite)
1141 S. Jefferson

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a Kosmail to RSVP.

1. figbash
2. broths
3. bsmechanic
4. Tim DeLaney
5. sfbg
6. Chitown Kev
7. Railfan
8. HotsieHorsie

Maybe - Mrs M

Current diary collecting RSVPs: Chicago Kossacks Have Arrived

Saturday, December 1st
OREGON - Portland Area Kossacks MEET-UP

LOCATION: Sara R and winglion's home

1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. Sara R
3. Winglion
4. llbear
5. BlueJessamine
6. navajo
7. loggersbrat
ORGANIZER: Send Horace Boothroyd III a Kosmail to RSVP.
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?

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