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Some life lessons truly take a lifetime. You grow up with people and you think you know them or at least their heart, but then one day you find out they aren't the person you thought they were. Your common experiences in your youths, the things that shaped your perspectives, your world view. The conversations about right and wrong, justice and injustice that helped shape you and you thought had shaped them. But now they're different. What happened? What path that they took after college through their 20s and 30s turned them into bigots and racist?

I've experienced fair weather friends before, I get that, but these were people or even family that you grew up with and they're not the same. There's a darkness in their heart.

Fair weather friends I get. They're around as long as it benefits them. You never really got to know them because you mostly talked about the things you had in common or whatever it was that brought you together. There never was depth to that relationship. How could it last when things got contested? True friends stand up for each other.

But when you have people you've known for over forty years say things or support others who say things that are abhorrent to most everything you thought you knew about someone??? How? What? Do you do?

You can't abandon them. What do you do?

 

 

 

On with the games!!  

Mojo Friday Guidelines

Disclaimer; Kinda like the Pirates Code, they're just guidelines, meant for fun. They aren't hard and fast rules.
   
 
1)   If you comment you have to recommend all comments. (in order to receive mojo you have to give mojo. It's only good mojo manners.)
2)  Everything you say may be taken as a joke (so if you ask a question, expect a silly answer)
3)  You must recommend the diary (and pimp it unapologetically)
4)  You don't have to comment to recommend.
5)  You can't steal my idea (right, like that ain't goin' to happen. It has in numerous forms, I'm flattered!)
6)  Mojo mojo mojo mojo, mojo mojo mojo.
7)  TexDem (that's me) is not bound by the guidelines. Neither are you
 

Mojo Friday Goals

Disclaimer; These are mostly here for nostalgia, the site has changed so much and the servers have been upgraded to the point I don't think we could fuck with the site with 1000 people participating. 2007 it ain't.
 
   
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 Woodtick and bjedward.

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.    

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