Monday, April 12, 2010

Ask Perriello About Confederate History Month

It's that time of year again. It's like Christmas in the spring. Members of Congress line up their local projects for taxpayer funded pork. Check out Tommy Boy's list of projects here. Here's an interesting one:

Project Name: Sesquicentennial Celebration of the End of the Civil War
Recipient: Appomattox County, VA
Address: 153A Morton Lane, Appomattox, VA 24544
Amount: $200,000

Description: This project is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War in 2015 represents a major opportunity for job creation and economic growth for the County of Appomattox as a tourist destination. The funds will be used to further enhance the Appomattox Courthouse, improve its facade, and address parking accommodations for tourists.

Since Congressman Tom Perriello is supporting additional funding for Appomattox to prepare for the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War (Or the War of Northern Aggression in these parts) to make Appomattox a tourist destination, would he also agree with Governor Bob McDonnell's statement recognizing the Confederacy and its impact on Virginia? McDonnell's statement was designed to encourage tourism to our historical sites in Virginia, including Appomattox. Doesn't Perriello want all of America to "See the Fifth," including Appomattox?


  1. This is the first cent of "stimulus" money Appomattox has seen. After the board of supervisors begged, I mean, met with Perriello a few times, he's finally putting some money into the county he didn't win. And for the record, Confederate-related or not, I'd rather the dirty stimulus money NOT come into my county.

  2. NAS, what in the world is happening to your blog that we have aliens from across the galaxies posting comments? Man, you must be "way out there" !! Congrats!