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April 23, 2004

Spirit of America!

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GUIDONS-GUIDONS-GUIDONS! THIS IS FUSILEER 6. SITREP FOLLOWS

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For God, Country, and the Spirit of America!

Warriors! Soldiers! Sailors! Airmen! Marines! Coasties! Family Members! And Just Plain Folks!

Our advance continues. Even with the help of an Instalanche, the Victory Coalition could not overmatch our relentless march on to Victory. The Instalanche has helped them narrow the gap somewhat - but Michele is standing firm in her refusal to put people to the Rack.

The Liberty Coailition, while noble warriors all (snort!), are obviously a formation of leg infantry falling farther and farther behind the two Juggernauts. So bad is their progress that Dean's personal Dominatrix is putting people to the Rack! In a sure sign of desperation, she is also resorting to falsified atrocity reports, and the dreaded "Precious Moments" attack!

How much booty are we kicking? Glad ya asked!

Blog / Coalition Amount Raised
Castle Argghhh! Fighting Fusileers for Freedom! ....................$8105.50
The Victory Coalition .....................................................$6208
Liberty Alliance ............................................................$2417

Nudging up to $17,000!

Now here's the level of effort we're looking for:

All I can handle in April! Now tell the rest to do that, what you can!

James M. Dwiggins
SFC (R) USA

Ya hear that? That's all we're asking for - All You Can Handle! Not a penny more.

Great Efforts on the part of Smash, Susie, MarineCorpsMom yesterday, with more to continue today. Smash - Michele got an Instalanche - can't you work your mojo for us? Castle Argghhh! is Still Not Blogrolled By Glenn, so I don't have any pull! Of course, reading Instapundit of late, it might be because I don't have a rack and talk dirty like Wonkette...

Howver - the enemy's Instalanche certainly helped. This is yesterday's one day total:

Day Two Results Amount Raised
The Victory Coalition .................................................$3,231.00
Castle Argghhh! Fighting Fusileers for Freedom! ................$1,498.50
Liberty Alliance ........................................................$1,132.00

That's a trend we can't let continue! Otherwise I'll have to put up with more comments like this one:

If I have any money left over after this campaign, I'm going to buy one of those teddy bears!

As for John--well, just because you can buy a "super soaker" water gun
and paint it olive drab doesn't make you a real gun collector.

It's pretty clear at this point that we're going to win, because we
know how to pace ourselves, whereas you and your allies are all tired out
around now. We'll show you who's playing a game of "cat and mouse"!

New blogs are still signing up - but we need to get some exposure. Send letters to your local newspapers. Emails your local TV. Rattle the cages! Get the word out. Politely spam your email lists.

Do the contest thing - and if you decide to host a contest - email us all so we can point our readers to it!


For those of you who are doing something special - please send me direct emails.

Here's the link so that you can check yourselves as things progress.

FUSILEER 6, OUT

The campaign lasts through the 29th of April - please give generously! Put out the word to your friends and family and random strangers you encounter on the street. Don't just passively sit back and wait for visitors!

Tell 'em to just click on the Donate Button above and help the Castle Argghhh! Fighting Fusileers for Freedom raise money for the Spirit of America! If you aren't comfortable with internet transactions or don't have a credit card - the link will provide information on other ways to donate - we won't get credit... but that's not what this is about. This is all about the Spirit!

The Unit Manning Roster. Slots are still Available!

The Imperial Armorer
She Who Will Be Obeyed
The Imperial Animatrix
http://mobile.blogcastlive.com/archives/000190.html">Right Wingin-it!
Loyal Reader Calliope!
Un-named Left-of-Center Blogger Not Appearing in this blogroll*
Triticale
Darthvob
A Soldiers Blog
Practical Penumbra
Road Warrior Rules for Survival
Brain Shavings
The Bejus Pundit!
Blackfive - The Paratrooper of Love!
Technicalities
The Anti-Idotarian Rottweiler
Democrats Give Conservatives Indigestion
Bloodletting
The Politburo Diktat
The Mudville Gazette
Geeklog
The Common Virtue
The Ghost of a Flea
Grim's Hall
Feste, A Foolsblog!
LC Glen, Imperial Longbowman
Dawn L, the Non-Commenting Commenter!
Loyal Reader "Brass"
Loyal Reader "Bill" (Constructive credit for already donating)
Marine Corps Moms!
Colorado Psycho
Wasted Electrons
Citizen Smash!
A Special Kind of Stupid
Aaron's Rantblog
Da Goddess
Uruloki's Lair
The Cool Blue Blog
e-Claire
Baldilocks
Straight White Guy
Knowledge is Power
Ben's World
Mollbot
TacJammer
The Laughing Wolf

Go forth and Smash the Minions of Esmay. No Wasted Electrons! Go Psycho on 'em! Get your Mom involved! Make Fools of the Kitten-Killers! It's Grim work - but I know we will prevail! Infest them with Fleas! Uncommon donating will be a Common Virtue! The Geeks Will Log our Victory over the Minions of Satan! So humiliating will their defeat be - they'll be selling the front pages of the Gazette on eBay for decades! We'll hit them with dezinformatsziya. This will be a Bloodletting of monumental proportions! We will give Kevin and Dean Indigestion! We will savage them with our attack dog! Speak to me not of Technicalities! Pfaugh! We laugh at the obstacles in our path! We will simply drop paratroops behind them and take them from the rear! Lord help them - for we will unleash Bejus! We will assault their beaches and Shave Their Brains! Our Warriors will Own their roads, all while safely operating within the flickering lights of our Penumbra!
Our Soldiers will Blog it as our enemies quake under the threat of a visit from the Imperial Senate. We will sneak through the Wheat to get to their Kitten-Killing Masters! Even if our Pundits are Pudgy, our message will get out! We will swamp them with graphics and whack them with tools from the Armory - above all because We Will Be Obeyed! Comes the Dawn, we'll gather 'round the Calliope that is Left-Of-Center in Da Goddess's Glen, to listen to Aaron Rant about the Bill for the Brass expended - and discuss how our foes in this fight were just a Special Kind of Stupid!

Spirit of America needs your help more than ever!!

While the mention in the Wall Street Journal has brought us much more than we need to fulfill the initial request for television equipment, we’re not done yet. It is critical that we all remember that winning the peace is going to be a long process, and that the demands - once it becomes apparent how powerful the volunteer spirit of America really is – will be immense.

We will meet the original request for TV equipment NEXT WEEK, subject to taking delivery of some long-lead time items, and we’re going to work with the Marines on the next phases of the program – including Tools To Rebuild Iraq.

This first phase program – as well as the other programs in which we supply materials requested by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan – is only a drop in the bucket.

Spirit of America intends to support the Coalition troops – as well as the Iraqi people – by providing the resources needed to turn enemies into allies, and helping our troops and civilians show that we are there to help the Iraqi and Afghan people build their countries toward a peaceful, independent, free future – not to colonize or conquer them. That’s what winning the peace is all about.

The blog coalitions competing to raise money not only will make a big difference in the material support we can offer, but will have a critical role in broadening the community of people who support positive efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and who support giving our troops the tools they need to do their real jobs…to help the people there build a strong, free, and peaceful future.

Now, more than ever, those networks of support and action are going to be critical, and it is the energy – literally, the spirit – of those volunteers that will make Spirit of America a success. The problems in front of us aren’t going to be solved by donating funds or buying things alone. It’s going to take a movement – a movement to show the best that America has, and that’s what all of us are hoping to become part of.

We’re looking forward to this, and while we’ll certainly say “May the best blogs win!!”, the winners will be our troops and the people they will be able to serve with what we can all provide.

As before, 100% of the funds raised (net of credit card or PayPal costs)will be used to actually buy and ship the requested goods.

Once again, I open up the 'roll to our left-of-center friends. Put your money where your mouth is (and some of you are!).

We're still taking volunteers (heck, we'll take 'em 'til it's over - I'm not making Lincoln's mistake of short duration enlistments! You join us, yer in it for the duration! Unless Michele shows some skin, as she's threatened (desperate woman, that!), in which case I fully expect mass desertions.

If you feel you should be in here - let me know. I've had about 120 emails to wade through and I might have missed you! Remember - you don't have to have a blog - we're signing up commenters and non-commenters! Come one, come all and sundry!

There ya have it Heroes! If ya don't wanna be with us, then yer agin' us. If yer agin' us, ya better sign up yer own blog!

Any latercomer blogs who want to join can just swipe the code and slap it up.

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*At own request. Doesn't need any trolls, thank you.

John | Permalink | Comments (33) | TrackBack (95) | Global War on Terror (GWOT) | Spirit of America
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Comments on Spirit of America!
Calliope briefed on April 15, 2004 06:54 AM

Well...normally I am repelled by internecine warfare but that "who we all despise" got my back up. I'll dance with the one that brung me on this one. Let us know when they've got the donation thingy set-up so I can go over there and overwhelm the opposition with my fabled credit card of doom - a weapon of mass destruction if ever there was one. :)

TWilliam briefed on April 15, 2004 07:02 AM

This...is going to be a blast!!!
Donate early, donate often!

triticale briefed on April 15, 2004 07:23 AM

So all I have to do is post that portrait of you, and invite people to send in a check with "Fusiliers" in the memo field (and of course do so myself), right?

Aside from anything else, not seeing the Q.O.A.E.'s rack will no doubt help keep life simple for me.

John of Argghhh! briefed on April 15, 2004 07:43 AM

Y'know - that's a good question. Not everyone is enamored of Paypal other forms of on-line payment. I need ta check that out.

triticale briefed on April 15, 2004 07:47 AM

So after you check that out, you can tell us how to pay, pal.

And that was supposta be life that would be made simpler. After you pull the pin, Mr. Preview is no longer your friend.

John of Argghhh! briefed on April 15, 2004 08:00 AM

Yeah - sometimes I want to ask everyone I comment at to give me admin priveleges so I can fix the tipos typos.

Bill from INDC Journal briefed on April 15, 2004 08:24 AM

Foolish little upstarts: as a member of Dean's Liberty Alliance, I thumb my nose at you.

For example, I know that ARGGGHHH's only hope to even compete with us would be to get a contest mention in the corner, by pulling some strings as "Jonah's military guy." But I'm pretty sure that you're too stupid to think of such measures, so you will fail ignominiously.

Oh, wait ...

TC-LeatherPenguin briefed on April 15, 2004 09:08 AM

I hereby announce myself open for blatant pandering for my allegiance!
(posted on all concerned)

Susie briefed on April 15, 2004 09:56 AM

Count me in your corner!

Tammi briefed on April 15, 2004 10:36 AM

Posted and Linked, Sir. Limited on graphics and such, but will keep reminding everyone to get involved.

Puddle Pirate briefed on April 15, 2004 02:52 PM

I've posted an echo of your call-to-arms over at Brain Shavings. Sign me up for your Merry Band of Mercenaries.


Donnie briefed on April 15, 2004 05:01 PM

Ah, what the hell...I once said I'd be your evil minion, didn't I?

Sign a brotha up.

- D

Teresa briefed on April 15, 2004 09:58 PM

Geeze - the first day this week I haven't gotten over here til late in the evening and you've gone and formed an Army. Okay, just hang in there and I'll be putting up my link in a few minutes!

Hujonwi briefed on April 16, 2004 02:54 AM

If they are in need of a broadcast engineer to help keep the stations up and running let me know.
I'm a US Navy vet with over 20 years in broadcasting and a farm boy. Can fix about anything with gaffers tape and bailing wire...

JMiked briefed on April 16, 2004 03:57 AM

So where is the button?

Drive On

jmiked

doc Russia briefed on April 16, 2004 07:40 AM

Lock n' Load!
doc Russia stands tall with the Fusileers!

The Commissar briefed on April 16, 2004 09:27 AM

We will infiltrate you.


chap briefed on April 16, 2004 09:55 AM

I wish I knew how to trackback this stuff. Otherwise I would have mentioned this.

There are broadcast supply places with used equipment for sale. Many Christian broadcasters are expert at the kind of wheedling and scammage needed to make their systems work--let's steal some of their knowledge!

LC Glen, Imperial Lonbowman briefed on April 16, 2004 11:18 AM

Happy to shell.....

My money goeth where the rack showeth.

Michael briefed on April 16, 2004 01:38 PM

Hey, I can't let you have all the fun, sir!

Count me in!

BloodSpite briefed on April 16, 2004 02:46 PM

It'll be Monday before I can post an Article on my site but count me in.

What do I need to do besides just Give a quick run down and your Picture up there? Zap me an E-mail or leave a msg at my site. Dunno how much more I'll be on Line beofre Monday but I want to help everyway I can!!!!!

Curaheee!

Bill briefed on April 16, 2004 05:55 PM

Sheesh, ya guys get organized AFTER I dump a wad of dough at SOA. Can I make my donation retroactive?

Imperial Firearms Advisor briefed on April 17, 2004 11:58 AM

Dean's a damn liberal, and Michele isn't a gun owner. OF COURSE I'll volunteer for your army.

Just send me an email telling me what to do, because I'm web-stupid.

Besides, I've already seen Michele's rack (by accident), and I'm not interested in seeing Rosemary's anyway.

I'm MARRIED, fer goshsakes.

feste briefed on April 17, 2004 12:50 PM

Awright! Liked the idea so much I linked it three times!

Jane briefed on April 19, 2004 12:29 AM

What is the link to the central paypal? How does one actually donate?

Nate briefed on April 19, 2004 08:05 AM

Count Wasted Electrons in as part of your semi-able bodied troops!

Attila Girl briefed on April 20, 2004 05:32 AM

The Liberty Alliance is not made up of liberals! And I'll bet I own more guns than most of you. Put together!

And we are going to wipe the floor with you! It won't even be close. ;)

Puddle Pirate briefed on April 20, 2004 12:34 PM

We Coasties needed a propaganda poster, so I whipped one up. Whaddaya think, John?

Aaron's Rantblog briefed on April 21, 2004 09:04 AM

We now have a rallying song I just wrote, adapted from the folk ballad Which Side Are You On? here.

inkgrrl briefed on April 21, 2004 11:18 AM

Fusileers indeed! Ya missed!!! Ha!!!!!!!

PPHHHHTHTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I taunt you, silly kniggits.

Be forewarned that the Liberty Alliance will crush you. You are over and out, baby.

(Oh, and the nice thing about a .357 long-barrel is when you run out of bullets, you can beat your enemy about the head and shoulders with it, from a distance... no guns, indeed. *harrumph*)

Juliette briefed on April 21, 2004 02:41 PM

Hey! Still taking members?

Aaron's Rantblog briefed on April 21, 2004 05:40 PM

A little spiritual lesson.

Among Ashkenazic (European) Jews, it's common to donate in multiples of 18, 18 being the numerological value of the Hebrew word for "life", "chai" (as in the toast "l'chaim!" which means "to life!") Among Sephardi Jews, the custom is to donate in multiples of 26, since the numerological value of the tetragrammaton (4-Hebrew letter ineffable name of G-d in the Bible) is 26.

I just Paypalled a Hamilton, a Lincoln and three Washingtons (all paper, not metal!) and noticed that we are way in the lead. Let's stay there!

Dean Esmay briefed on April 22, 2004 03:51 AM

Oh no, we can't give WSJ credit for all that money. There were links to Liberty Alliance coming from bloggers, and they were getting money, before the WSJ mentioend one word.

And we have six days to go. :-)