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Last night I opened an email from a Kossack asking for my help. They weren't looking for help for themselves but for some one else and was just seeing if there was something specific I was able to do. This was the second time yesterday a Kossack had asked me to help them with another Kossack, Also, lest we all forget, there was a recommended diary yesterday by another Kossack asking for help for someone in need that was not themselves.
One of those Kossack's yesterday had just joked that they were not an Angel. I beg to differ. This site is full of Angels and it's constantly shown and not often enough acknowledged. Here's my salute to all of  the Kossack Angels.

Many friendships have been made on this site. I'm not talking about a superficial acquaintance, but deep and life long relationships, maybe even life changing relationships. If this site had accomplished nothing else beyond just this, it would have made it special. But Daily Kos has had an effect far beyond our personal lives. It's had a societal impact and for that I salute Kos, for allowing us to have the freedom to do diaries beyond politics, Thank You Markos!
If you haven't made a friend here yet, it must be because you haven't been here enough or you haven't reached out. Reach out, don't be afraid. You might be rebuffed by some, but there are far more who are willing to embrace you and call you friend. Try it. We have our pompous personalities here just as there are in society as a whole, but there again, they are the minority. And don't be surprised at who becomes your friend. Don't let their background hinder your thinking as whether or not they would ever be your friend. You'll find a big heart in the least expected places.
One more salute to all the Kossack Angels and your new Kossack friends. Close your eyes and listen, it's the only version I could find, the other none commercial ones have been pulled.  


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  1. Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo    


Mojo Friday Goals

A. at least 300 different commenters and 1000 comments by 1:30 PM EST and 1500 by 5:00 PM EST Friday Night that it's posted.

B. 100 recommends for each comment, at least.

C. Stay on Recommend List at least five hours (this requires some strategic planning by you guys, refer to guideline #3)

D. At least 200 diary recommends. 300 would be better, spread the word.

E. And always, fun fun fun.

F. Have at least 75% average participation rate as seen here in the Mojo Friday Postgame Show by Hedwig.

G. (New) Have at least 30 kossacks over 90% participation (see here for some tips).

H. Overload the servers with recommends, not to mention dominate Top Comments Mojo list. (we do tend to mess with the site with all of our recommends at one time)(also, to dominate the Top Comments Top Mojo we need at least 50 comments with over 200 recommends, see guideline B)

I. That's enough for now. (Have a suggestion? Post it.)  


MKinTN posted a diary to help everyone achieve greater success called How to Succeed at Mojo Friday Without Really Trying.    
For those of you new to MF (Mojo Friday) we have our own lingo about a few things. Thank's to MF'er Jez((the link will explain) go to this diary for a little more fun and explanation. Official Mojo Friday Snecktionary.      

Originally posted to TexDem on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 07:30 AM PDT.

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