Watch Out!!! The Loudoun Redcoats Are Coming!!!

By Loudoun Insider

The Loudoun County Republican Committee continues with its violent war-like imagery (don’t forget, this is the Lunatic County Rage Committee after all!) with this header at the top of its most recent email newsletter:

Ahhh, hey guys … aren’t the redcoats the bad guys???  Is that supposed to be you, or are you guys “We The People”???  If you are “We The People” then who are the redcoats supposed to be???  Will you be going to war with the British or whoever is symbolized by those redcoats???  Will there be guns and blood involved???  Did the same person who did that snazzy Soviet military themed mailer for Patricia Phillips do this graphic for you???

So many questions.  Maybe they can provide an answer at tonight’s LCRC meeting.

UPDATE:  OMG, I’ve been told that those uniforms are “a close imitation of the uniforms of the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from Fort Myer”.  Yep, that’s what most people will think of when they see redcoated soldiers superimposed over the Constitution, not British Revolutionary War soldiers!

UPDATE II:  As discovered by Lloyd and verified by others, the young gents depicted in that image are re-enactors of British Drummer Boys at the British surrender at Yorktown at the end of the Revolutionary War.  So I was right after all.  Why is the LCRC showing British Drummer Boys in their header image???


  • Mary Gail Swenson says:

    Not so, Wolv. It’s Beavis and Butthead, for sure.

  • Wolv (you can be Beavis), if I can’t convince you with (a) multiple pictures (b) that specifically state they are of British troops with (c) the British flag in the background, then there’s simply no sense in discussing it any further.

    Lloyd/Butthead out

  • Wolverine says:

    O.K., Butthead. But do me one last favor. In the frontal photo in question, count the stripes on the flag from the bottom edge up to the Union Jack. The Grand Union had six stripes in that area, with the top stripe being white. The earlier East India flag had five, thicker stripes, with the top one red. Sure looks Grand Union to me. Butthead out.

  • Wolverine says:

    Oops, make that “Beavis out.”

  • Alright, Beavis, I’m going to prove you wrong only one more time. Here it is.

    The Grand Union Flag to which you refer was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 but used by the colonists only until 1777, when the Stars and Stripes was adopted. Hence, it would not have been flown by the Americans at the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781.

  • Wolverine says:

    Hey, Butthead, those aren’t photos of the actual surrender at Yorktown. It’s a reenactment. Who knows what symbolic items people choose to include in those things?

  • So, after having lost the battle on every other front, you’re just saying now, “Ignore the labels, ignore the flags! I’m right anyway”

    Now, I’m really done with this.

  • Wolverine says:

    Lost the battle?! Butthead, scroll down further on that display of prints for sale contained in your link. You’ll find a fife and drum group in which no one is wearing the same uniform. This is also labelled as “British Fife and Drum Corps Takes the Field…” Do you honestly think that a military stickler like Cornwallis would have had a unit like that in his outfit? Ignore the photo labels. The guy who did it must have been smoking something.

  • “The vast majority of people are not going to think the uniforms are “a close imitation of the uniforms of the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from Fort Myer”.

    No, the vast majority of people aquainted with historic references will not jump to an embarassing conclusion and show their ass by publicly pointing their lack of historical knowledge out.

  • BlackOut says:

    Mel Gibson OWNED Cornwallis, you’re reference doesn’t doesn’t count.

    Don’t you remember the dog scene?

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  • BlackOut says:

    Still wondering if the LCRC paid the kind photographer who is selling this photo.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I think one of the other moderators here but Bullet Box’s comment into moderation. I put it back up just to show people that he can’t stay away no matter how many times he says he won;t be back, and that of course he remains a tool of the first degree.

    The majority of people are not experts on Revolutionary War era uniforms, and red coats are near universally perceived as being British. You guys can keep on arguing about this for another day or two if you wish. It doesn’t change the obvious fact that this is a ridiculous image to use for a political communication. Just as it is ridiculous in this day and age to whip out references to the bullet box.

  • JTHmishmash says:

    Well I must thank you all for entertaining me while I wait for the Daytona 500 to start back up! too funny!

    I’ll admit…..when I see redcoats…I think of the redcoats….the British…….because they were known as “redcoats”.

    I dare you to take that picture and interview 10 random people at the grocery store and I bet they think “redcoats=revolutionary war british”.

  • BlackOut says:

    Bullet Box? Did you ask him about confronting Dick Black about all that social engineering he’s up to down in Richmond? Seems we had a promise from ole Monk that Black was done with his wacky stuff and was going to concentrate on the budget and stuff. Boy that lasted about 2 minutes past the time he got elected.

    Monk got used! Time to whip out one of those cans of whoop ass!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    JTH, of course ten out of ten will say that. Just as a very strong majority would say that the hole in the Obama Zombie’s forehead was a bullet hole, or that state mandated tans-vaginal ultrasounds are wrong. But that won’t stop those who know better than the rest of us from beating these issues into the ground. They will never learn.

    You got it all wrong, BO, it’s all the fault of the evil libs and the press. Dick and new anti-abortion warrior Bullet Box will straighten you out.

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    Quite frankly, I’m surprised they didn’t put up a pic of Confederate reenactors.

    I wonder if the same person who picked the Soviet military pic for the Patricia Phillips mailer did this one as well?

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  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    “Quite frankly, I’m surprised they didn’t put up a pic of Confederate reenactors.”

    Did the Union drummers wear red coats…or gray…?

    Come on, can’t we debate this further…Wolv…?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Swashbuckling photographer/dancer/amazing type A personality Phil Tran’s post above thinks that I think this is a major huge deal, it isn’t, and then goes on to talk about the high school-ish nature of the LCRC when he’s been right in the middle of it. Good grief.

  • BlackOut says:

    Another day of social issues dominating Richmond! Geez! Say one thing and do another. That should go on the masthead.

    How’s that budget goin frat boys?

  • Crap!! Now I have ads from popping up on every web page I visit – and with the darn BRITISH drum and fife corp picture, to boot.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    The new all knowing advertising monster has your number!

  • CDarby says:

    American Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps Revolutionary War dress uniform.

  • Wolverine says:

    Actually, Eric, everybody missed this one. That is really a picture of the Toll Brothers Fife and Drum Corps marching toward Western Loudoun in the vanguard of a huge movement to turn Sam Brown’s orchard into a gigantic park-and-ride to service all the new developments out your way. Two “redcoats” were cut out of the original picture for lack of space. One is the member of the Purcellville Mafia carrying the tar and feathers for LI. The other is carrying the official war banner of a vast army of “Chapman Haters” — whoever they may be. Well, what the Hell else can I say when Lloyd wants to believe that that the Brits marched out of their Yorktown redoubt waving American flags?!!!

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