Project Valour IT – a worthy cause

Air Force flyboy Jay at Stop The ACLU has blogged about a worthy cause for our men and women in uniform called Project Valour IT. Here’s what it’s about:

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember’s recovery.

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of voice-activated laptops for wounded servicemembers. As of October 2006, Valour-IT has distributed nearly 600 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.

What a wonderful idea! The Internet is such an important, powerful communication tool, and a contribution to this cause will help our honorable men in uniform who can’t utilize it now be able to do just that.

Interested in contributing? Click here to find out how.

Wow – how embarassing! And other election-related news

Check out this ad released by the Rep. Heather Wilson (R-NM) campaign against her Democratic opponent, NM Attorney General Patricia Madrid. RCP has that race as a toss up with Madrid currently up by three in the latest poll, but after that ad, Wilson may see a significant swing in her direction in the coming days.


In other election-related news, and not of the good variety, a new Rasmussen poll has Jim Webb taking the lead over Virginia Senator George Allen by five points. The poll before that showed Allen ahead by 3. Could it be backlash from the Allen campaign’s release of the sexually bizarre fictional book excerpts? I’d wait for a couple more polls to be released before drawing any conclusions. Keep this page bookmarked for all the latest.


Noel Sheppard at the American Thinker has a powerful must-read piece posted, and if you know a Republican who is considering sitting out next Tuesday’s elections, you should email it to them.


Michael Barone takes a look at “the story behind the polls.”


Update: Wonkette is up to no good again. Greg Tinti has the details of the jerks’ latest stunt, involving Bob Corker’s daughter.

Steele gets endorsements from several Prince George’s County Dem politicos


Former Prince George’s County executive Wayne K. Curry, backed by five black members of the Prince George’s County Council, today endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Mr. Curry, a Democrat who became the first black Prince George’s county executive in 1994, and served two terms, is influential in Prince George’s, the state’s second-largest county, with about 846,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Council members David Harrington, Camille Exum, Samuel H. Dean, Marilynn M. Bland and Tony Knotts joined Mr. Curry in backing Mr. Steele, who is black.

Prince George’s is also 65 percent black, and is expected to play a key role in Maryland’s Nov. 7 U.S. Senate race between Mr. Steele, who is from Prince George’s, and Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin, who is white and from Baltimore.

Mr. Curry signaled his dissatisfaction with Maryland’s Democratic Party last spring, when a Democratic poll was leaked to the press, calling Mr. Steele a “unique threat” to the Democrats.

The poll advised Democrats to “knock Steele down” by linking Mr. Steele to President Bush and national Republicans, to turn Mr. Steele “into a typical Republican in the eyes of voters, as opposed to an African-American candidate.”

Mr. Curry was incensed by the poll, and said at the time that Mr. Steele’s candidacy presented an “enormously historic” opportunity for blacks that “may ultimately break this sort of vices grip by Democrats who feel entitled to black votes regardless of how they treat black voters.”

This is huge. Little by little, Steele is making inroads in the black community, and that’s got to be making the Cardin campaign squirm. Democrats count on over 90% of the black vote being theirs. Even just a few points going Steele’s way could make all the difference next week.

Hat tip: MKH, who has much more news on the unstoppable Lt. Gov. Steele. Oh, and check out the latest campaign ad by Michael Steele here. Smack!

Speaking of little by little, the Robert Plant song by the same title is one of my favorites:

Heh – lefty papers feeling the pinch, while the NYPost makes sales gains

Michelle Malkin details the falling circulation numbers of (mostly) liberal newspapers across the country.

The one major-metro paper that had circulation numbers increase across the six month period used in the Audit Bureau of Circulations FAS-FAX report? The NY Post =d>

This is an encouraging sign that Americans are fighting back against the widespread liberal media bias that exists in the MSM.

Hat tip: ST reader Mwalimu Daudi

Another blackface Photoshop from the far left

The first time around it was Nutroots activist and Lamont supporter, far lefty blogger Jane Hamsher.

We have another instance of this type of asinine and juvenile behavior happening today. Blue Crab Boulevard has the details of the latest instance of a far left blogger thinking it’s funny and entirely appropriate to create and post an image of someone in blackface.

In both instances – both Hamsher’s and the one BCB notes, you’ll see that the issue that the two people were blackfaced over had nothing whatosever to do with race. I think instances such as these prove that when it comes to having racist tendencies, Democrats have them far more than the public face they’d like you to see.

It may be time for Halloween and thus the time for the wearing of scary costumes, but Democrats wear the mask of “tolerance” year round. However, every once in a while, the mask slips off, and then you understand why they wear it: because what’s underneath it is very, very ugly.

Also blogging about this: Hugh Hewitt, McQ at QandO, John Hawkins, Allah, MY VRWC


Election Projection posts latest projections

Scott aka the Blogging Caesar at Election Projection has up his latest projections for House and Senate races, and – all things considered – they don’t look too bad for the GOP. Of course, anything can happen between now and then, so keep that in mind as you view the numbers.

I think Harold Ford, Jr.’s little slip up this weekend about Republican Christian voters is going to have a negative impact on his numbers. I don’t know how much, but even just a few percentage points would make a big difference. I don’t live in TN, but you don’t have to live their to know the inroads he’s been trying to make with conservative voters there, including the conservative Christian vote. If Corker capitalizes on Ford’s slip up, it could mean a significant enough shift to lead him to victory next Tuesday.

Ford Jr.’s attempt to appeal to conservative voters is not exclusive to his campaign, as this New York Times article points out:

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 28 — In their push to win back control of the House, Democrats have turned to conservative and moderate candidates who fit the profiles of their districts more closely than the profile of the national party.

How perfect. The Democrats are masquerading as something they’re not in order to get elected, right here at Halloween. >-)