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November 06, 2006

Attack on the Fortress of Snarkitude!

Project Valour-IT, a program which has provided over 650 voice-activated laptops to wounded warriors so they can reconnect with family, friends, and the Internet, needs your help! The campaign in Iraq is a war of IEDs, which results in many traumatic amputations and blindness among the wounded. And the generation of warriors fighting this war are wired. Taking away hands and eyes takes them away from a whole swath of the world that is integral to them. You are reading this post. Without something like Project Valour-IT - they can't. Isn't that worth a few bucks?


Oh, sure, I could take the easy route. I could tug heart strings like I just did up there. But that's not me. This is *also* a blogwar, and since a lot of people think POWs should get Penthouses instead of pens, I'll just skip the prisoner-taking part.

I could snark the Navy for their dismal performance to date... but like the poster says...

Poor wittle Navycat, stuck in a tree...

Sure, I can whack on Noonan, Boss of Team Air Farce again... so, I will! Mebbe it'll cause him to get on the ball...

Noonan, getting a dancing partner the only way he can

But I'm saving the big guns for Team Villainous - the Jarheads. They jumped ahead with a *huge* donation this weekend. And now, well, see for yourself...

Company, Villainous Company, hath been the spoil of me.  Indeed!

Now we know where it came from. Sigh. Cassie, I know you'll do almost anything for the cause... but, dang, woman, that took large organs of reproduction!

SGT Hook is providing supporting fires, though the Captain of Team Army is taking the high road...

Now, to help remove the stain on Cassies honor, you should just click the button below and donate via Team Army. That's what your mother wants you to do. She told me. I've got the email.

It's a tax-deductible donation and eligible for matching funds from companies who do that sort of thing (see: http://soldiersangels.org/valour/irsinfo.html for proof for the cautious).

The snail mail address for those who'd rather donate that way (be sure to put ARMY in big letters on the check):

Soldiers' Angels
1150 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 108-493
San Antonio, TX 78248

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Comments on Attack on the Fortress of Snarkitude!
seawitch briefed on November 6, 2006 07:44 AM

Snark away! :) Don't forget the Navy has submarines!! GO NAVY!!!

Cassandra briefed on November 6, 2006 07:57 AM

So....dead! I'm in mid-post now, but will respond!

Cassandra briefed on November 6, 2006 11:09 AM

Yeah, y'all have submarines...

Hence the 'what happens at sea STAYS at sea poster!' :D

And Donovan, we had *several* nice-sized donations this weekend. I am grateful beyond words to our big-hearted Marine team and especially several very special people in Texas, NC, and Michigan. I may be missing a few since I don't have the list memorized and I only have access to the online donation data.

PLEASE keep up the good work - as the smallest service we are the underdog. The Marine team has never been ahead and this is something of a miracle.

It would be a real tribute to the men and women we've lost and the ones who've been wounded, if we could take this year's competition in their honor. But no matter what, it's all going to the same place.

TC@LeatherPenguin briefed on November 6, 2006 12:50 PM

What part of you brain farted?

Never pick a battle with one of them there girlies!

It always ends in tears.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 6, 2006 01:00 PM

Sometimes, you just have to make those "soaking off" attacks in order for the Main Effort to succeed.

Of course, it sucks if you're the lead private. But it always sucks if you're the lead private.

For the jarheads, "lead" is prounounced "leed" in this case.

Cassandra briefed on November 6, 2006 03:05 PM

Ya big bully.

You just couldn't stand looking at my pretty little derriere, could you? And I was so excited!

*pout*

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 6, 2006 03:12 PM

Heh. I hadda think about that for a minnit - my mind went elsewhere before I realized you meant being ahead in the standings...

Cricket briefed on November 7, 2006 08:28 AM

John, there are just some crowds that are too tough. We can win in Iraq, but a Pelosi/Sheehan makeover? Can't be done.