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The Victory Coalition

As you may be aware Michele Catalano had formed a coalition of blogs aiming to generate more donations to the Spirit of America project than Dean Esmay and John from Argghhh!

Due to unforeseen circumstances Michele has had to drop out of the group leadership role, but she asked me to take the helm and continue the crusade. I gladly accepted, and in her honor, christened the coalition of powerhouse blogs:

The Victory Coalition

To be fair I'm releasing all blogs previously committed to Michele from their commitments. It's worth noting that Michele remains in The Victory Coalition, and I'm sure she will urge the existing team members to stay onboard.

Want To Join?

It's easy. Send a trackback to this post, or leave your commitment in the comment section. You will receive an e-mail link can find everything you need to link to the special Victory Coalition contribution page at Spirit Of America below. You will be added to the The Victory Coalition blogroll (which will be prominently displayed here and at other members sites) and find the code to add The Victory Coalition blogroll to your blog below. Direct your readers to the special contribution page and watch out total contributions grow here.

What Do I Have To Do?

To join The Victory Coalition, you must run a weblog, and try to post at least one message per day to your readers to encourage them to contribute to Spirit of America. Contest ends next Thursday. Let's see how much we can raise to support our troops' efforts to help people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and everywhere else they need our help!

If you want to join one of the three coalitions, just drop a note to Dean Esmay, John Donovan, or myself. If you want to start your own coalition, or raise money solo, just click here to sign up. Remember you only need to register at Spirit of America if you want to form your own coalition or raise money on your own. All donations made via The Victory Coalition page at Spirit of America will be counted towards our total regardless of how the donor got there or who referred them.

The donation pages are now active for all teams, but according to Dean, the the competition starts starts at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday morning and runs until a week from Thursday (April 28th). Give generously, just start on Wednesday!!! To donate click on The Victory Coalition logo above or here.

Victory Code Tools:

This is the spot to get all of the tools and code you'll need to promote the winning team - The Victory Coalition, of course, not those other so-called teams...

First you can add The Victory Coalition blogroll to your site, by pasting the following code into your template:

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" src="http://rpc.blogrolling.com/display.php?r=88dbe6318470b5a3739ddd81ee0f8aca"></script>

Next you can add a text link to The Victory Coalition donation page by adding this URL to all of your posts or to your blog sidebar:


To really be one of the cool kids, grab the graphic above and save it to your images directory and use the following code to show and link to the donation page (change the YOURSERVER to your server).

<div align="center"><a href="http://www.spiritofamerica.net/challenge/victorycoalition.html"><img alt="The Victory Coalition" src="http://YOURSERVER.com/images/vcl.gif" width="450" height="134" border="0" /></a></div>

Note: The graphic and code have been updated to avoid confusion with Warren Ellis.

BlogAd Construction:

Title: The Spirit Of America Challenge
URL: http://www.spiritofamerica.net/challenge/victorycoalition.html
Graphic: vcsm2.gif - Download this to your PC from http://wizbangblog.com/images/vcsm2.gif first
Text: US Marines seek to equip seven (7) television stations serving local communities within Al Anbar Province, Iraq. The Province includes the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi. These stations will offer information that is more accurate and balanced than existing alternatives (i.e. Al Jazeera).

Other Victory Graphics:

The Victory Coalition

The Victory Coalition

Michele has another graphic here. I'll keep adding links as we come up with variants.


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Victory Coalition:

» The American Mind linked with Sorry, Dean

» Welcome to Castle Argghhh! The Home Of One Of Jonah's Military Guys. linked with Spirit of America!

» The Argus linked with Part With Your Jingle

» Snooze Button Dreams linked with The Queen has abdicated! Long live the King!

» white pebble linked with Blogging for a good cause

» Nickspace Blog linked with Spirit of America.

» Dean's World linked with Competition Begins Wednesday at 12:01 a.m.

» The Politburo Diktat linked with Spirit of Jihad

» Fine? Why Fine? linked with The Show Must Go On

» A Small Victory linked with tonight's packing objective: photos

» Overtaken by Events linked with Day Off, Sorry

» Feste...a foolsblog linked with Monday Moggy Musings

» Who Tends the Fires linked with If it weren't for "News", I'd have to create filler...

» One Fine Jay linked with Showing more spirit

» Little Miss Attila linked with Libertines for Liberty

» The American Mind linked with Don't Just Sit There...Give!

» Welcome to Castle Argghhh! The Home Of One Of Jonah's Military Guys. linked with Spirit of America!

» Welcome to Castle Argghhh! The Home Of One Of Jonah's Military Guys. linked with Spirit of America!

» Little Miss Attila linked with John of Argghh!

» Mind of Mog linked with The Victory Coalition

» Candy Universe linked with The Spirit of America

» dcthornton.com linked with It's On -- To Victory!!

» sisu linked with Proud to be an American

» JimSpot linked with Victory Coalition

» Baseball Crank linked with WAR: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

» Baseball Crank linked with WAR: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

» Physics Geek linked with Game on!

» Bibbs Revenge linked with Victory!

» Baseball Crank linked with WAR: The Tin Cup Is Rattling

» Baseball Crank linked with WAR: The Tin Cup Is Rattling

» Electric Venom linked with Do Me A Favor, Will Ya?

» Who Tends the Fires linked with We're not Cheap - but we can be had! ;]

» American Digest linked with Some Give All, You Can Give Some

Comments (15)

Lady Michele commended us t... (Below threshold)
Dark Riders:

Lady Michele commended us to this site.

We await your instructions oh Mighty Wizbang!

Kevin, will there, perchanc... (Below threshold)

Kevin, will there, perchance, possibly be some kind of ad that will fit blogad specs? I'd love to (actually have something in my adstrip...) keep this up at the top of the page throughout the competition.

Yes we will have BlogAd siz... (Below threshold)

Yes we will have BlogAd sized copy.

Count me in.... (Below threshold)

Count me in.

O.K I'm in but be warned I'... (Below threshold)

O.K I'm in but be warned I'm new at this so be gentle!

I'd like to donate... (Below threshold)

I'd like to donate

But of course. Wouldn't mi... (Below threshold)

But of course. Wouldn't miss it.

We will crush you, take you... (Below threshold)

We will crush you, take your land and sell your children to John Kerry for voters!!!

All in the interest of helping the soldiers of Course!

Long Live Castle AAaargh! and the Fighting Fusileers shall rule the world!

AH! the Queen is dead long... (Below threshold)

AH! the Queen is dead long live the King! Our leaders, while important to us, are relatively unimportant to the Cause...the Cause lives on and I'm still on board.

Confessions of a Pilgrim is ready to go!

My blog SW doesn't support trackback so this will have to do I'm afraid.

And I'm in, too. I await my... (Below threshold)

And I'm in, too. I await my marching orders.

Michele says Kevin's in cha... (Below threshold)

Michele says Kevin's in charge, then Kevin's in charge.

Kevin, please email me what... (Below threshold)

Kevin, please email me whatever's necessary. Blogosapien can come on board with this, it's a worthwhile cause!

I thought the competition s... (Below threshold)

I thought the competition started yesterday, so that's when I made my donation. Now I read on OneFineJay that the competition doesn't start until tonight (0001 pacific). What happened to the donation I already made? I made it from the Victory Coalition page, so I'm hoping it's still good.

Here's another big style gr... (Below threshold)

Here's another big style graphic: http://www.snoozebuttondreams.com/images/viccoal1.jpg

Got the Trickle all set, I'm off to bed.

Onward bloggy soldiers!

Kevin, I just noticed that ... (Below threshold)

Kevin, I just noticed that I'm not on the blogroll...






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