Here in the 99th House of Delegates district we are cursed with an active Tea Party. These are the folks who gave rise to Catherine Crabill who urged us, if we don’t get satisfaction from the ballot box, we should use “the bullet box.”
Here’s a LONG item copied from their website announcing the speaker at their 13 Jan meeting. The Stupid here makes my head hurt — but — this is what these people are being fed and they lap it up.
Our first meeting of 2015 may well be the most interesting and informative we’ve had in quite some time.
The 99th District Tea Party-Lively will meet on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Upper Ruritan Club, 3989 White Chapel Rd, Lively. The speaker will be John Guandolo, founder of UnderstandingtheThreat.com an organization dedicated to providing strategic and operational threat-focused consultation, education, and training for federal, state, and local leadership and agencies, and designing strategies at all levels of the community to defeat the enemy.
After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989, Mr. Guandolo took a commission in the US Marine Corps, where he served as an Infantry Platoon Commander in Operation Desert Storm and later in 2d Force Reconnaissance Company, including missions to the Adriatic and Bosnian areas. Among his other military achievements, Mr. Guandolo graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School and certified as a combat diver and military free-fall parachutist.
In 1996, Mr. Guandolo resigned his commission in the Marine Corps and joined the FBI in Washington, DC as a narcotics investigator domestically and internationally, liaison to US Capital Police investigating threats on high-level officials, and after 9/11as creator and implementer of the FBI’s first counterterrorism training program. For his efforts, he received the “Defender of the Homeland” Award in 2007.
Currently, Mr. Guandolo advises governments – U.S. and others – on national security, specifically the threat from the Global Islamic Movement. He is the co-author of “Shariah – the Threat to America” and the author of “Raising a Jihadi Generation” (Sep 2013). He frequently appears on TV and radio and regularly publishes articles in a number of media outlets.
The meeting is open to the public. Mr. Guandolo has a unique insight into the threats facing the world from the Islamic Jihad and will take questions following his presentation.
To read a detailed bio of Mr. Guandolo, please click here:
Virginia’s 99th District Tea Party