Monday, February 27, 2012

Act Of Valor

I was privileged today to see the new film "Act Of Valor" with a good friend and fellow Veteran.  For those of you who are not familiar with this film, it's a story of Naval Special Operations personnel, the intelligence community, logistical support  and  families going through the the business of going down range and getting it done for the rest of us.  You may ask, is this a Stallone film, or perhaps a Willis film.  You'd be wrong on either account  This film, you see, stars active duty Navy SEALS showing their metal for the first time in a fictional (loosely based on real and or conceivably real missions) story about terrorism that hits too close to home for these men to ignore.  I take my hat off to Relativity Media and Bandito Brothers Films for this truly first rate film about the often secretive world of US Special Operations Forces and their equipment, training, and tactics as well as what motivates them to always find their way home.

These men and women make up a select group of Tier 1 operators that are the 1% of the 1% who don't do it for money, fame, or "kicks". They do it for their country, their families, and our families.  These brave patriots will never get the pay or fame that they so richly deserve and would turn it down even if offered.  Many could never understand why these courageous few are willing to stand in the breech and confront pure evil head on. They do it quite simply so that our kids won't have to.

There will be three types of people who will see this film.  Those who  deeply respect and thank those willing to do what is necessary to carry on our lives, those who may get a fresh perspective and start to look at things in a new light and lastly, those who will simply think that they've seen a cool action film and immediately compare it to a their favorite Arnold, Bruce, and or Sylvester film while complaining the explosions weren't big enough and upset at why the PlayStation 3 game of the movie wasn't released on the same day.

Our culture seems to be one that is always looking for heroes.  Well, we've got them, and I don't mean some over- privileged athlete upset that he will only get 3 million dollars this year for PLAYING A GAME, some punk- thug rapper who is upset because the 26" rims for his 3rd Rolls aren't getting shipped on time, and / or the Oscar nominated actor / actress who plays a "heroic" character while avoiding new stories of addiction or spousal abuse.   Our nation has true heroes and although they may not be on the TV or radio (often times because they're busy down range in countries some of us may not know exist).   They are doing things most can't imagine.  They do this so that we have the privilege to argue about Coke vs Pepsi and who should have won last seasons...insert reality TV of your choosing.

If you appreciate the fact that you can see this blog or go see this movie, then thank an active duty service member or veteran next time you see one.  If you see them in a restaurant or "watering hole" consider telling the server you'll handle their bill or send them a round of "beverages". They've earned it and you owe it.  You may also consider looking into donating to groups like the Wounded Warrior Project and or Special Operations Warrior Foundation and or many others too numerous to list here.  We live in the most amazing nation ever entrusted to man by God Almighty, and we wouldn't have any of it without these brave men and women.

If you appreciate this post, I'm glad.  If you found it offensive because of the blunt reality it brings forth or some other politically correct nonsense, I don't care.  Political correctness is the lie that those who refuse to see reality use in an attempt to convince themselves and others that their often cowardly views are somehow superior to those who would do what is necessary to to allow them to be that way.

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
George Orwell

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Delegate Bell to not back anyone previous to Augusta Mass Meeting

I has a great conversation with Delegate Bell this morning where he made it clear to me that he was not supporting any candidate for the Republican nomination for Augusta County Treasurer previous to the Augusta County Republican mass meeting.  The Delegate told me that he only wore the Homes sticker in the Staunton 4th of July parade because he was unaware that I was seeking the nomination as well and further stated that his wearing of the sticker shouldn't be construed as support.  The Delegate told me that support previous to the mass meeting would go against the sanctity and fairness that the mass meeting system represents.  I told him that he was free to support whoever he wanted to, but wanted him to be aware that I was also seeking the nomination.  Delegate Bell told me that he thought it was great that I had decided to run for the nomination and that he would hold any further support for whomever wins the mass meeting.  I look forward to working with Delegate Bell in the future on many issues and applaud what he has done for the citizens of his district.

I ask that all those whom are sick and tired of business as usual in Verona to please come out on July 28th at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona to support Jason Bibeau for the Republican nomination for Augusta Treasurer.

Good Old Boys, Don't Tread On Me!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

GOP Good Old Boys Don't Tread On Me

       I am running for the nomination as a Republican for the office of Augusta County Treasurer.

I find it interesting, however that the Party has slighted me. I paid a $250 filing fee to be a candidate in the upcoming Republican mass meeting.  I thought by doing this, the local Republicans would have contacted me with the opportunity to place some of my signs on the GOP 4th of July parade float.  I guess I was mistaken when I believed that my years of commitment and multiple leadership roles in the ACRC would afford me that courtesy.  I was glad to be involved with my good friends at the Shenandoah Valley TEA Party Patriots float which drew tremendous applause at every turn.  

The absence of my signs and the presence of my opponent's signs on the GOP float, along with Chairman Bill Shirley's obvious display of my opponent's lapel sticker, is making me question the integrity of the upcoming mass meeting. See photo (click photo to enlarge) photos taken of the July 4th, 2011 GOP parade float.

It has become apparent to me that the GOP establishment good old boys are undermining my candidacy so that they can cover up the facts of a flawed assessment. If I were to get in as treasurer, I would have access to documents that could produce the evidence of a flawed assessment that was rubber-stamped  by my opponent, Treasurer Richard Homes.

I am resolved to continue my fight for the nomination of the GOP especially after paying $250 to participate in what I thought would be a fair election. I hope those who question the good old boy system as much as I will show up on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 pm at the Government Center in Verona.
Please check out the happenings of the campaign at

Good old boys, Don't Tread On Me.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Patriot Network AZ TV

The good Professor has one of two facts wrong, but for the most part, he's hit the nail on the head with this 5 minute and twenty second video.  If your interested in the AZ law this is a good little video.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Rep. Tom McClintock gets it right!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pro Choice View Spun Again!

I grow very tired of anyone who is or supports pro-life being branded as pushing the talking points of groups like Focus On The Family and others for being unabashedly in support of those groups views, yet they are the good guys for supporting "choice". I have had it with these jackals who constantly spin, lie, cajole, and grossly misrepresent the facts. I'm unapologetically PRO LIFE, I don't spin it or use trendy phrases thought up by some Madison Ave marketing firm. I have pride and conviction in my point of view and don't hide behind spin. I challenge the "pro-choice" movement to have some integrity, decency, and honesty. Hey pro-choicers you claim that you support a "woman's rights in regard to reproductive freedom". After you remove the feel good speech and realize what that really means, what you have is direct support for abortion, infanticide, and murder. They claim that there not supporting abortion, just a "woman's right to choose". What, are your kidding me, that makes about as much sense as me saying that I don't support killing Iraqi militants but support sending Marines into Falluja with loaded M-4's and the safeties off. The pro-choice community like many liberal points of view exists on spin and trickery, because they know that the facts make them look very bad. Americans are more educated on many topics and survey after survey shows increasingly that Americans are not in favor or this barbaric act. I personally believe that if you truly understand what abortion is, how it works, and the far reaching emotional damage it wreaks you most likely wouldn't support it.

The point that I'm making is that if your a pro-choice advocate and have pride in your position which you certainly should if you advocate for it, then be honest, hold you head high and state with pride that a woman should be able to murder her unborn child. Doesn't sound so good once your honest about the position does it. Stop the lies and spin. If you agree that a woman has the choice, than your advocating at least some of the time that you find baby murder acceptable. If your OK with that reality, than your at least honest about your position and should simply state when advocating for abortion (under this premise we just agreed that your OK with it so stop using the term pro-choice) say pridefully I'm Pro-Baby Murder. If on the other hand, your sickened by this revelation, then educate yourself on the realities and engage others to see reality of this.

Pro-life, is the true pro-choice option. What I mean here is that the mother and father (hopefully) will make decisions together as to whether to raise the child together or consider other options such as adoption where many loving families wait for the opportunity to care for a child, know that's an actual choice.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

He's Barack Obama

Another jem from the creative folks over at a JibJab. The scary thing about this is that I think BO actually thinks he does have these powers.

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