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October 31, 2006

Project Valour IT Update

corps_globe_spin.gif As of 5:14 this morning, the Marine Team was in Second Place!

You all are amazing! Things will undoubtedly shift around a bit, but let's keep the pressure up. The standings as of zero dark thirty:

Army: $3,906.00
Marines: $2,465.00
AirForce: $2,381.79
Navy: $2,302.00

Big thanks to Hugh Hewitt, the big surprise of last night. The half vast editorial staff went to bed with a very big smile on her face. And also big hugs to my Cotillion sisters for their support, to Patterico and TigerHawk for sharing their readers and David from DiabeticFriendly.com for giving us a plug right on his sugar-free online candy store! What a great idea!

And thanks so much to everyone who donated and to all the bloggers who joined the Marine team. We still need more team members though - don't stop now! Every new member and every donation helps - your don't have to have a monster blog and your gift doesn't have to be large to make a difference. Just seeing that little marker go up encourages others to give.

Keep up the great work, everyone!

Update: John Hawkins rules! He's our website of the day!


Posted by Cassandra at October 31, 2006 05:20 AM


Off topic, here is one for you ... Nice words from Sen John Kerry on those of us who served and are serving in Iraq:


We few, we band of morons ....

Posted by: Frodo at October 31, 2006 07:01 AM

Heh. I'm all over that, Frodo - thanks :)

What a maroon.

But you, as a moronic military man, are obviously mistaken. John Kerry is 'fighting' for you!


Posted by: Cassandra at October 31, 2006 07:29 AM

I sent this to some good friends I served with over in Mordor. One guy, a swabby, replied that Kerry is What a flaming a-hole ... another, a flaming liberal who was opposed to the war (but otherwise a really good person - everyone has their faults!) ... well, this was her response:

'I guess almost completing a PhD is just not enough effort, huh?

I agree with his assessment on this -- yes, even I can see the truth occasionally.'

Kerry, converting liberals to our cause.

Posted by: Frodo at October 31, 2006 09:11 AM

"Kerry, converting liberals to our cause."

One really big martini at a time...

Posted by: bthun (the red neck formerly known as bruce) at October 31, 2006 09:20 AM

"The standings as of zero dark thirty..."

Heh. Haven't heard that 'un in awhile.

Posted by: camojack at October 31, 2006 09:44 AM

Thank yuou so much for helping us to help heroes,

Posted by: Patti Bader at October 31, 2006 10:41 AM

Ya know I think you're the greatest and some of my best friends are marines, but...

being retired army, I've got to support Black Five here.

Raider 7

Posted by: James at October 31, 2006 12:08 PM

I gave some to Army 'cause I admire Cpt Z., but I adopted a Marine - so you get some, too.

Posted by: Leslie at October 31, 2006 10:42 PM


OK, you finally got to me. Even though I spent three years in the army back in the day, I made a donation tonight to the Marines' fund. I have found your writings on many subjects to be the most profound of all the bloggers I read regularly. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Glenn Sutherland at October 31, 2006 11:56 PM

James, James, James.... :D

I won't give up hope for you! The Dark Side of the Farce is seductive: listen to Glenn (thank you, by the way, Glenn - you made me cry!)

The Evil Blackfive and his Minions will just use you for your donations and cast you aside...


Posted by: Cassandra at November 1, 2006 05:44 AM

"The Marine Corps Silent Drill Team"

Okay, I can't touch that. Saw them a couple of times while I was teaching at West Point. They are indeed awesome. Silent applies to the crowd as well as the drill team. A packed football stadium hushed, holding their collective breath while they perform.

That said -- Go Army, Beat Navy.

Posted by: James at November 1, 2006 07:59 AM

Well, it wasn't my intention to make anyone cry. Actually, I think I've had a soft spot for the Marines ever since I first read Battle Cry 40+ years ago. Besides, I was just getting even. Some of your posts have come pretty damn close to moving me to tears.

Posted by: Glenn Sutherland at November 2, 2006 12:09 AM

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