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  • Four-Star General Responds to Coloring Book-Gate

    12/08/2016 5:04:10 PM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 8, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Retired four-star general and superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute J. H. Binford Peay III released a memorandum to cadets, parents, and faculty following the Washington Free Beacon’s bombshell report that the famed military academy was offering coloring books to cadets to deal with stress before finals. . . The memo argued “Stress Busters” has been “inaccurately portrayed.” The memo does not address the fact that VMI removed its own description of the program from its website, which described the “stress reduction activities,” including “coloring book stations,” after the Free Beacon‘s initial report. “Recent social media postings have inaccurately portrayed...
  • VMI, Famed Military Academy, Giving Cadets Coloring Books for Stress

    12/06/2016 4:48:34 AM PST · by kevcol · 75 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A prestigious private military school is providing coloring books for cadets to deal with stress. The Virginia Military Institute, the first state-sponsored military college in the country founded in 1839, offers a “stress busters” program to provide students with yoga classes to “unwind and relax.” . . . “This is an opportunity for cadets to unwind and relax before studying for finals. This event often includes stress reduction activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks to take with you on your way to study!”
  • Lexington Police Chief slurs VMI Cadets calling them "trained killers"

    Police Chief raises concern about VMI, W&L relations Al Thomas speaks to W&L students about staying safe when interacting with cadets on the weekends Jordan Cohen November 9, 2015 Filed under News, Showcase Cam Tyler, ‘17, was throwing a birthday party for her housemate in their home on North Randolph Street when some unexpected visitors arrived. “Two VMI guys walked up our front steps, and I can’t even remember if they knocked on our door or if they just came right in,” Tyler said. “But their explanation of why they needed to come in was a party that they were...
  • Civil War Drama Field of Lost Shoes Argues No Confederates Were Racist

    09/30/2014 12:29:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 161 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Sep 24 2014 | By Nick Schager
    Rewriting history to egregious ends, Field of Lost Shoes recounts the true-life saga of seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who in 1864 died in service to the Confederate Army during the Battle of New Market. Awash in phony-looking facial hair and clichéd period drama, Sean McNamara’s drama defines those brave boys via their love of black people, their embrace of Jews, and their desire to fight so that they might protect their homeland from “foreign invaders,” uphold their “traditions,” and preserve their “future.” Save for a brief prologue, there isn’t a pro-slavery Southern man to be found in this fantasyland...
  • Romney Refutes Obama Threat Assessment In Foreign Policy

    10/09/2012 3:58:03 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/9/2012 | Amiel Ungar
    Republican candidate Mitt Romney chose the battleground state of Virginia to issue a major foreign policy address at VMI. More than a month after the Democratic convention in Charlotte, where President Barack Obama painted a sanguine picture of Islamic extremism in decline, Romney responded that this narrative was at best wishful thinking and at worst a deception. Perhaps at the time of the Democratic convention, the Romney campaign was either too fixated on economics or felt that Americans so wanted to believe the president's message that Romney would just be considered a party pooper. The events in Libya and the...
  • Romney foreign policy at VMI -- text of prepared version

    10/08/2012 10:54:43 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8 October 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Updated: Monday, October 8, 11:39 AM Mitt Romney today delivered an address on foreign policy, titled “The Mantle of Leadership” to the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. The following remarks were prepared for delivery: I particularly appreciate the introduction from my good friend and tireless campaign companion, Gov. Bob McDonnell. He is showing what conservative leadership can do to build a stronger economy. Thank you also Congressman Goodlatte for joining us today. And particular thanks to Gen. Peay. I appreciate your invitation to be with you today at the Virginia Military Institute. It is a great privilege to be...
  • Mitt Romney Delivers Major Foreign Policy Speech (live video)

    10/08/2012 8:25:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies
    C-Span ^ | 10/8/2012 | C-Span
    Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney visits the Virginia Military Institute on Monday to lay out his foreign policy vision, and contrast it with that of President Obama. Coming off a widely reported success in last week's domestic policy-focused Presidential debate, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan held rallies in Virginia on Thursday and Friday. The Presidential candidates have a week off before the next debate, which is a town hall format. The final debate, which focuses on foreign policy, will take place October 22. Romney has previously struggled in the foreign policy arena, with an overseas trip this...
  • LIVE THREAD ~ Romney to deliver foreign policy speech amid big questions on Libya, global economy

    10/08/2012 7:34:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 201 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8 October 2012
    Mitt Romney in a major speech Monday will call for a change of course in U.S. foreign policy -- saying the recent, deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya is part of a “profound upheaval” and that “hope is not a strategy.” The speech will mark one of Romney’s final opportunities before Election Day to show his potential as a world leader -- amid political turmoil in the Middle East. “The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts. They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East...
  • Sec. of State Clinton to be honored by V [WTF? Honored for embracing Muslim Brotherhood?]

    04/03/2012 4:31:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | 4/3/12
    Secretary of StateHillaryClinton isbeing honored by Virginia Military Institute with the Distinguished Diplomat Award. Clinton will accept the honor on Tuesday and address students and faculty during a noon address on the Lexington campus. VMI's superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, calls the award "highly appropriate" based on Clinton's long and varied career on the national and international scene.
  • Hillary Clinton coming to VMI in Virginia (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    Hillary Rodham Clinton to visit VMI next week Associated Press LEXINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting Virginia Military Institute next week. VMI says Clinton will be presented with the college's Distinguished Diplomat Award on April 3. She also will address VMI cadets. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III says Clinton's work throughout her public life makes the award "highly appropriate." The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in advancing U.S. interests abroad through diplomacy. The event at Cameron Hall is free and open to the public.
  • Charles A. Ransom of Midlothian among those killed in Afghan airport shooting

    04/30/2011 10:10:48 AM PDT · by Portcall24 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    An Air Force officer from Midlothian was among eight service members killed when an Afghan military pilot opened fire at the Kabul airport Wednesday. Ransom was a Virginia Military Institute alumnus and was vice president of the Class of 2001. He was a computer science major, a cadet corporal platoon sergeant and Rat Challenge corporal. VMI released a statement Friday that said the Air Force had selected Ransom for promotion to the rank of major. The statement recalled that in a 1988 speech at the school, Ransom "promised he would be a fighter for all of us. That he was....
  • VMI celebrates Islam Judaism Christianity in Spain 711-1492

    02/15/2011 9:31:58 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 45 replies
    Virginia Militry Institute VMI website ^ | Jan 2011 | Virginia Military Institute VMI
    A fusion between two worlds began 1300 years ago with Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar in 711. Please join us to commemorate the brilliant contributions resulting from the blending of eastern and western cultures. The agenda will tell the vital story of the achievements when Christians, Jews, and Muslims thrived side by side in Western Europe, building a society that lit the Dark Ages. Experts will discuss how to transform education, promote tolerance, civility, political reform, and advance human development so that we can emulate the spirit and triumphs of the early years. Diplomacy and Democratization...
  • VMI Response to Conference Criticism

    02/10/2011 8:01:03 AM PST · by La Lydia · 17 replies
    VMI ^ | February 10, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Va. Feb. 10, 2011 – Undoubtedly, many of you have received information about the controversy during the past few days surrounding VMI’s “East Meets West” Conference which will be held March 23-25, 2011. The purpose of this is to dispel some of the misinformation that is appearing in e-mail and blog postings and ensure you are aware of what this conference is truly about. The online registration information on the VMI website contained a summary of the conference. In that overview it was stated that this year was the 1300th anniversary of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s crossing the Strait of...
  • Virginia Military Institute Celebrates Muslim Victory Over the West

    02/08/2011 7:36:32 AM PST · by La Lydia · 49 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | February 8, 2011
    The disease called moonbattery kills from within by attacking the most vital centers. The Virginia Military Institute has been home to Stonewall Jackson and George Patton. Now it produces politically correct celebrations of Muslim victories over Western Civilization. Next month [Jackson's] beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled "711-2011: East Meets West" and organized by VMI's Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar...
  • VMI Celebrates Muslim Invasion, Brutal 781-year Occupation of Spain

    02/03/2011 9:41:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 134 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Feb 3, 2011 | Patrick S. Poole
    Stonewall Jackson is rolling over in his grave. Next month his beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.
  • VMI to Present Award to Secretary of State Clinton

    04/20/2010 2:04:25 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 19 replies · 470+ views
    The Alleghany Journal ^ | Apr 19, 2010 | staff
    LEXINGTON, Va. (April 19, 2010) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive the Distinguished Diplomat Award from Virginia Military Institute when she visits the post on April 28. “Secretary Clinton’s work throughout her public life representing the United States in numerous venues and on issues of national and international importance makes this award highly appropriate,” said Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, superintendent of the military college. “It is an honor for us that she is taking time from her busy schedule to come to VMI to address the Corps of Cadets as well as receive this award.”
  • Va. Military Institute faces sexism accusations

    11/22/2009 1:51:54 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 34 replies · 1,090+ views
    AP ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Sue Lindsey
    LEXINGTON, Va. — Virginia Military Institute is defending itself against a lengthy investigation into accusations that the school's policies are sexist and hostile toward female cadets, a dozen years after women won the right to enroll. The federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has an ongoing investigation of a sex discrimination complaint at the small, state-supported school that so far has taken nearly a year and a half — three times longer than usual. Defenders say VMI has worked hard to recruit women and make them comfortable since the U.S. Supreme Court ordered co-education in 1997, but women...
  • VMI cadet 'touched so many lives

    11/15/2009 3:23:39 PM PST · by Tank-FL · 10 replies · 744+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 15, 2009 | By Frederick N. Rasmussen
    Monsignor Joseph L. Luca, pastor of St. Louis Church, sought to ease the grief of family, friends, and classmates from Mount St. Joseph High School and Virginia Military Institute - 1,200 in all - who gathered Saturday at the Clarksville Roman Catholic church to mourn the death of John Alexander Evans. Evans, a 19-year-old VMI cadet from Highland who had graduated earlier this year from Mount St. Joe, died last Saturday in a Lexington, Va., hospital after collapsing in his barracks room upon completion of a 10-mile training march. Autopsy results are expected this week. "Our hearts go out to...
  • VMI Marching Band and Corps in Inaugural Parade

    01/21/2009 11:01:55 AM PST · by LSUfan · 6 replies · 734+ views
    YouTube ^ | 20 Jan 09 | None
    I thought this was an impressive display:
  • Federal Judge: College must turn over student names to RIAA

    06/20/2008 12:25:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 175+ views
    U.S. District Judge F. Bradford Stillman this morning ruled that the College must turn over the names of 20 students suspected of downloading music illegally to the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA plans to sue the students for copyright infringement after they allegedly downloaded music on peer-to-peer music sharing programs such as Limewire. 7 students have already settled independently, paying between $3,000 and $5,000 each. The suit had previously been denied by U.S. District Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr. Kelley recently retired, and the RIAA asked Stillman to overturn his ruling. According to RIAA lawyer Katheryn Coggon, the...