Explain to me again how all those detainees aren’t dangerous.
After the reaction the United Daughters of the Confederacy received to their request for County assistance in putting together a celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of the “silent sentinel” statue’s installation in Leesburg, members of the public have stepped forward to assist in funding the event.
A group that is staging a 100th-anniversary celebration for a Confederate monument in Leesburg said it is no longer seeking money from the county to help fund the event.
Becky Fleming, of Round Hill, said the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy received a large influx of donations from people upset with the cool reception the group received from the Board of Supervisors after asking it for money.
I’m glad to see this. Citizens of Loudoun County recognize that history is important, that not all soldiers in the Confederacy were evil stormtroopers, and that you can commemorate those soldiers without being racist. If you’d like to help, you can reach Becky Fleming at the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lee Chapter Monument Fund, 17765 Lakeville Road, Round Hill, VA 20141. You can also hit their web site at
(Hat tip: Loudoun Scoop.)
Check out Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air:
The optics of these picture will not help Barack Obama make his case that Ayers’ radicalism existed when Obama was only eight years old. At the time of this magazine profile, Obama and Ayers served together on the Woods Foundation board of directors. Obama worked for Ayers at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge as the board’s chair in 1996, well documented by Tom Maguire even while it isn’t documented at all by Obama.