The three competing teams have put aside their good-natured one-upmanship and joined forces (and merged their super cool auctions) to push our combined donations over the $50,000 mark. The deadline’s been extended by one day. As of this posting, we only need $6,422.17 to get there.
Go. Give. Help our troops!
So you say you need crass, materialistic enticements to get you to give to the cause? Never let it be said that we Fighting Fusileers won’t stoop to luring you with filthy lucre! Here’s your fix, you swag junkie. You know you need it …
Sondra is offering up a genuine Baath Party Notecard
The Ghost of a Flea offers up fancy cologne!
e-Claire has two items up for bid – her Freakin’ Fallujah Taunt Contest and those exquisite photos on the top of her site!
Aaron has patriotic stuff on offer!
At Cool Blue – the X-Files!
Misty has collectable books available!
Tritcale offers The Honorverse! Sci-Fi fans of Dame Harrington, take note! (Yes, it’s legal)
She Who Will Be Obeyed has another airline ticket available! (Does she travel too much, or what?)
Joanie is still offering genuine Da Goddess lingerie!
Our troops need your help to win the support of everyday Iraqis and stick it to the Islamofascist nutcakes. We’ve only raised $14,322.49 so far, and the fundraising drive isn’t over until 12:01 AM Pacific time on Thursday, April 29. Fourteen grand can’t beat the enemy!
What’re you just sittin’ there for, Your Royal Laziness?? Your donation’s tax-deductible, and 100% of it goes to fulfill our troops’ requests! Now give ’til your wallet begs for U.N. observers!
If you’re wondering where the blunt, clear-eyed assessments of the Arab world are, look no further than Ralph Peters’ piece in today’s New York Post.
Wait a second. “Join the VC“???
Something’s fishy here.
The Heroes of the Blogosphere Challenge to raise funds for Spirit of America’s efforts to support our troops is heating up. Since Fusileer 6 (a.k.a. John of Castle Argghhh!) just turned loose one of my propaganda leaflets on Esmay’s Echelons of Eeeeeeeevil …
… I’d better load my shells with the next broadsheet o’ lies and send it over toward the kitten-killing fiends of Wizbang’s Victory Coalition (who are also a secret fanclub for Vanilla Ice). We wouldn’t want them to think we’ve overlooked their rag-tag band of insurgents, now would we?
Fire control, this is the bridge. Batteries released!
As of a minute past midnight (Pacific Time) this morning, the Heroes of the Blogosphere Challenge
is on! Open those wallets and help our troops win the war of ideas in Iraq! 100% of your tax-deductible donation (net of credit card or Paypal fees) will be used to fulfill requests like these
that Spirit of America gets from Americans serving abroad.
Take the fight to the craven, cowardly enemy (I hear they wear bloomers!) by clicking on the poster above! Onward, Fusileers!
UPDATE: For those who are wondering, the painting in the center of the poster is “DOUGLAS A. MUNRO COVERS THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE 7th MARINES AT GUADALCANAL”
by Bernard D’Andrea.
John of Castle Argghhh! reports that the Spirit Of America blogosphere fundraising campaign starts on Wednesday. Don’t forget to donate!
John Derbyshire stops just shy of a “kill ’em all and let God sort ’em out” approach to our enemies, but he thinks America will stop short of decisive victory in Iraq because our culture is too squeamish to annihilate the enemy.
Consider, for example, those news photographs we see every couple of days, of streets thronged with fired-up young men — in Fallujah, or Gaza, or Tehran — waving their fists, or sometimes automatic weapons, carrying pictures of some imam, or bearing the coffin of some tribal panjandrum we have killed. When I see one of those pictures, my thoughts run along the following lines. These young men hate us. Nothing we do will make them stop hating us, and pretty much any action we take in our own rational self-interest will end with them hating us more. The right thing to do is to kill them, while they are all conveniently gathered together like this. These demos go on for hours. We have spy satellites, remote-controlled drones, and so on. Why don’t we take these people out? What are daisy-cutters for?
These are not, I admit, very charitable thoughts. I can’t see anything wrong with them, though. War consists mainly in one bunch of fired-up young men setting out to kill another bunch of fired-up young men. Wars are won when one side runs out of young men, or out of fire-up. They don’t end until then. Our problem in Iraq, basically, it seems to me, is that we have not killed enough fired-up young male Iraqis insistent on killing innocents.
He’s dead on target about the nature of victory in war, but I hope to God that Derb’s underestimating our lack of guts. The Islamofascists suffer from no such weakness.
John of Castle Argghhh!
is looking for a few good folks to help him raise money so our Marines can build TV stations in Iraq. Somebody has to counter Al-Jazeera’s venom, and we’re just the people to do it.
Why are you still here? Go and donate!
The U.S. State Department publishes “Hi” Magazine on dead tree and online over in the Middle East in an effort to compete with the spittle-dripping Islamofascist rags that pump out venom at our expense. I’m curious if anybody knows how well it’s doing. Do young Arabs read it? Is there a translation available somewhere online?