Sunday, April 12, 2009

Iraqi Children's Project

One of the biggest projects our troops overseas are working on right now is rebuilding the Iraqi school system. Being so far away, here in the US, safe and sound, you might think you can't help... but you CAN. That is why a small group of UW students came up with the Iraqi Children's Project--a project that is going to help our service men and women help Iraqi children get the education that every little boy and girl deserves.
Over the next week, we will be collecting the following supplies for to send overseas for the rebuilding of Iraqi schools:
  • paper
  • notebooks
  • folders
  • pens
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • markers
  • rulers
  • sporting equipment (especially soccer balls! deflated, if possible)
  • stuffed animals & Beanie Babies (no pigs or snakes)
  • dolls (conservatively dressed, no Barbie)
  • toy cars & trucks
  • bags of individually wrapped candy
  • money (for buying more supplies and shipping costs)
In addition to the supplies for the children, we will also be collecting unsealed letters of support for our service members and beef jerky to send to them for their hard work. To make donations as convenient as possible for everyone, drop off sites will be staggered as follows:
  • Monday 4/13 11AM - 2PM on the top of Bascom Hill
  • Tuesday 4/14 6PM - 9PM in Grainger Hall
  • Wednesday 4/15 11AM - 2PM on Engineering Mall
  • Thursday 4/16 4PM - 7PM at Holt and Gordon Commons
  • Friday 4/17 11AM - 3PM on Library Mall
  • Saturday 4/18 11AM - 1PM at 38 N. Breese Terrace
Regardless of whether or not you support the war, we can all support the troops and their great efforts to help get Iraq back on track.
Donate for the troops.
Donate for the children.
Donate for a better tomorrow and a brighter future in Iraq.
If you have any questions or know the address of a deployed service member who can help get supplies out, please respond to

Monday, April 6, 2009

Army Day

It's obscene that today, on Army Day, a day on which we are supposed to be mindful of our brave men and women overseas, a day set aside specifically to honor those in the Army, that I find an article like this in the Badger Herald. I'm all about free speech and you can march whenever you darn well please, Allow me to highlight:

“A lot of people have believed the myth that war powers only belong at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,” Scoth said. “We want to bring people back to thinking of war as a local issue. This is not an issue that is about getting the right president; it’s about getting the right system.”

Supporting their efforts is a newly introduced bill by Rep. Spencer Black, D-Madison, which would allow the governor of the state to stop the deployment of national guardsman if he or she deems the deployment unlawful.

“This bill is to help prevent against future illegal ventures in the use of National Guardsmen by the president,” Black said.

Spencer Black, you, sir, are a jackass. President Bush made no illegal military ventures and it is FAR from the place of a governor to decide if a deployment is "unlawful". We have this little document called the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, sir, that gives the president the powers of the commander-in-chief, not some governor on an insane power-trip. You cannot support the troops without supporting their mission and you, sir, as a disgrace to your office, do neither.

I'm not saying "do it" but should you want to contact Rep. Black with regard to his attack on our soldiers and our Constitution, here's his contact info: phone ((608) 266-7521) or email (

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Service Opportunities with the CRs

The next few weeks are vital in our service efforts--especially the next few days! Check out these opportunities and get involved:

We can make our voices heard and send Dane County Exec Kathleen Falk packing. She has shown her lack of commitment to Dane County by continually searching for higher positions, letting the 911 Center fall apart, failing to fix our crumbling infrastructure, and raising taxes, making it harder for businesses. Kathleen needs to get the 'Falk' out of Dane County. The more people we reach in the next few days, the more likely we are to help Nancy win. If you've got any free time at all in the next few days, please contact Jon Horne at

As Conservatives, we constantly get ridiculed for not helping with rebuilding efforts in Iraq when that couldn't be farther from the truth. If you're interested in helping to get that truth out and helping our brave men and women overseas rebuild the Iraqi school system, please come to our ICP informational meeting at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 6 (Army Day) in the Student Activity Center. Together we're going to work out all the details of the project so that we collect everything we need and more.

The time has come, once again, for the CR Relay for Life Team to start up. This year's Relay is April 17-18. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For more information or to sign up to be on our team, please contact Lucas Moench at

If you have any questions on these projects or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me.