More Mike Sleeper in the news

| February 19, 2017

Augusta’s MetroSpirit wrote yet another article about Columbia County Board of Education member Mike Sleeper who Dave Hardin profiled last month. Sleeper claimed in several venues to be a former Army Ranger, but his FOIA says he was a grunt in Alaska for 33 months when his 48-month term of service ended abruptly as a private and it wasn’t followed by the customary four years of Reserve service.

According to the article, Columbia County Board of Education Chairman David Dekle asked Sleeper to verify his claims in a public meeting the other day;

“Mr. Sleeper, for the good of the Columbia County School District, I respectfully ask that you provide a full and complete explanation of your military service without further delay,” Dekle said. “Please confirm that you are in fact a former Army Ranger, having completed the necessary requirements to legitimately claim that distinction– that you did in fact earn your Ranger Tab or Scroll during your period of service. If not, please correct the record and end this distraction so that this Board may return its full attention to the business at hand.”

Typical of the Mike Sleeper with whom I’ve had contact, he responded;

“Honestly, I just at the moment, pity you,” Sleeper told Dekle. “That’s all I have to say.”

If that isn’t shedding some light on Sleeper and his military service, nothing will.

Sleeper had the opportunity to speak up and defend his military record.

If he is a Ranger, say it loud and say it proud.

Find someone, anyone, to corroborate your military service. Show some kind of evidence. Any kind of valid evidence.

Instead, Sleeper verbally attacked the person asking questions. That kind of response will get him nowhere fast. It shows he’s vulnerable and that he’s trying to shame those seeking the truth.

Yeah, Sleeper has emailed me and left messages on my phone demanding that I take down the post about him based on nothing, claiming that he has documentation. But I’ve received nothing – no documentation, no proof.

I hear from locals that his Father-in-law, Ron Cross, a County Commissioner, has always protected him with a Boss Hog heavy handedness. Locals are afraid of Boss Hog, but they want Sleeper gone.

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  1. jarhead says:

    As the official self-appointed spokesman for the group known as “Sleeper’s Goose Is Cooked”,it’s my duty to inform him the final Coup de gras is being assembled. You will NOT defeat this well-documented expose Sleeper. You have had your chance. You have seen it printed that you fooled even your wife. Deep down I’m assuming Mr. Ron Cross regrets the embarrassment you have drug his daughter through. Your stonewalling was a big gamble, and you lost. Mr. Dave Hardin put in a LOT of effort from the git go to bring the depth of this story forward. If he had all the time he needed, he’d have brought you what is coming. It is up to those of us who post on TAH to finish what Hardin began. Out of respect for Hardin, as well as taking it personal what you have attempted to do with the military lies of your life,
    we are putting the final touch on our extremely well-documented dossier which is not pretty.
    Stay tuned Sleeper, the best (worse) is On The Way!

  2. HMC Ret says:

    Popcorn, anyone?

    • Jack says:

      yes. he lied to his wife.on facebook there is a veterans day thread making it obvious she believed he jumped from planes, and an augusta local news site serial-troll defended mike sleeper, citing mike’s ranger tattoo.
      (which would be hard for mike to own without lying to his wife.)

    • ex-OS2 says:

      Popcorn, where?

      • OWB says:

        It’s still waaaaaaay over there.

        Where’s that adult beverage you promised???

        (Now I’m starting to whine about it. You really don’t want to get me whining.)

        But, I may reconsider sharing the popcorn if you hurry up with the drinks!

  3. ex-OS2 says:

    Mike, have you mailed off your SF-180 yet?

    If you close your eyes and think really, really hard, maybe you can remember your Ranger Class number. Let us know buddy.

    It is as simple as that.

    • rgr769 says:

      He admitted he never went. But he claims he completed the three week RIP class. Maybe he can give us that class number. Something tells me the closest he ever got to 1/75th Inf was a drive by of their compound at the airfield.

      • ex-OS2 says:

        “He admitted he never went.”

        I believe he omitted Ranger School in his statement in the Augusta Chronicle, not admitted he never attended. At least that is how I took it. If he failed or was dropped from Ranger School, would it still appear in his training record?

        He is still a lying cocksucker.

        • Timmy says:

          he made more than one contradictory statement. he has affirmatively claimed: 1. tab,2. scroll,3. EIB, 4. airborne school,5. disqualification as a member of the 75th, and reassignment to leg infantry due to permanent injury from a jump. –

          occasionally he changes his story. about one lie or another,

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Gee whiz, Michael Sleeper has certainly been quiet for someone who says he is going to prove his claims.

  5. ex-OS2 says:

    Here are some gems from the Metro Spirit “The Whine Line”:

    I wonder if the military patrons of three local eating establishments realize one of the frequent “trivia” hosts has a questionable claim of being a former Airborne Army Ranger?

    So a Ranger finishes last in the Augusta University 5k today. How does Mr. Sleeper let this happen. Dead last. No place for a Airborne Ranger.

    Too many LIES- Too much DECEIT. Sleeper and Cross need to find their SEAT>>>> in another County far away from here. UBER drives morons!

    Welcome to Columbia County. Now, GO AWAY! (And take Ron Cross, Scott Johnson and Mike Sleeper with you).

    School Board member Mike Sleeper is not the only one that should to tell the truth. His career politician Daddy in Law RON CROSS never shoots it straight. The bad apple never falls far for the tree.

    School Board member Mike Sleeper learned one thing from his infamous Father in Law (Commissioner Ron Cross): LET IT LIE AND IT WILL DIE…. but the Veteran Rangers WON’T!

    Its scares the wits out of folks that Columbia County Board member Mike Sleeper and Commissioner Cross dine together at the Family Holiday table. I bet the conversation is far from that of the Walton’s.. HELLO fly on the wall!

    One week two weeks three weeks Four, we’d like MORE on the Columbia County Hostile Hiatus and Ranger Sleeper Rampage!

    So, Lindsay Lohan is now studying Islam and reading the Quran daily. I was wrong – she’s more crazy than I initially thought!
    mike sleeper defrauded voters by trotting out his lies during elections. everyone should contact the AG of the state of Georgia and ask for an investigation.

    Why does it take some anonymous podunk blog to get the media to question what everyone else has known for YEARS? Walter Mitty was never a war hero. Sleeper was never a Ranger. Deke was never a working-class Joe. Every politician named Allen is related. And Rhodes isn’t a Rhodes scholar. Investigate and report on things when the suspicions are raised, not after they’ve been confirmed by some Internet random.

    An Elected official who glorifies or submits false credentials on a their resume should be dismissed from their duties immediately when detected. Step down Mr. Mike Sleeper !!! Can you ask your Father in law to do the same EXIT ?? Pitiful
family values.

    What a hoot!! Any word yet from the NPRC Mike?

    • ex-OS2 says:

      “So a Ranger finishes last in the Augusta University 5k today. How does Mr. Sleeper let this happen. Dead last. No place for a Airborne Ranger.”

      Dead last. Last place. First place loser. Far behind the competition. Behind all other competitors. At the bottom. Last by a considerable margin.


      • Timmy says:

        hysterical. this is also a failure for an 11B who runs, isnt overweight and has always had two perfectly good knees.

      • Timmy says:

        mike s. put up a rebuttal to the remark calling TAH podunk and anonymous. ironic as hell considering the podunk anonymous source on metro spirit.

    • Timmy says:

      good idea to share that, these are anon comments from the public. it shows that the message is starting to get through. pretty silly that anyone in metro augusta refers to TAH as “podunk”, but they probably dont get around much.

  6. ex-OS2 says:

    Regal Beagle Productions is not a registered company with the Georgia Secretary of State.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      So here the saga of Michael Sleeper the PHONY U.S. ARMY RANGER continues. He is now alleged to be running an unregistered Company in the State of Georgia as well as his other antics.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

        OOPS!!!! Another embarrassing issue for MICHAEL SLEEPER and his FIL to deal with! I wonder if he’s still conducting school board business using a Gmail account? Those public records laws are sure a bytch to deal with, aren’t they MICHAEL SLEEPER?

        I wonder what’s going to happen at the next school board meeting? Will MICHAEL SLEEPER be asked about his military records again, or will he blow off the other members of the school board and the public?

        The people have a right to know the truth, MICHAEL SLEEPER!

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          SoMeOnE ElSe wE KnOw uses a gmail account, but for official business? Stay classy, Michael Sleeper.

    • Timmy says:

      reagle beagle is his mancave in the garage, and the “production” of trivia shows, which is simply a “doing business as” there’s no law in most states requiring him to be licensed or registered. his “company” claim is common on facebook pages. its embellishment.

      if you find such a law in georgia, please cite it here. or else stop wasting your time on that futile thread.

      even if registration required youd probably need evidence he was making money on it in order to file a regulatory complaint.

      he probably isnt. this is effectively a non-story unless you have more.

      • Timmy says:

        if you have more, pls post it, im digging in to this one myself. there could be a regulation he is violating, but RB doesnt seem to be earning any money, its just his stupid home bar, and trivia hobby. im assuming his wife slapped him silly and told him to bring the beers
        to the garage and STFU, and he took it to a whole new level of juvenile clubhouse lameness…. and ordered a ranger regt scroll (plus tab) vanity plate off of ebay.

      • ex-OS2 says:

        Commercial Businesses

        All businesses operating from a commercial location and are required to complete an occupational tax application, verification of lawful presence and private employer affidavit.

        Mobile Businesses and Home Occupations

        Businesses that do not operate from a commercial location are considered home occupations. This includes mobile businesses that are not operated from a commercial location. The business is required to complete an occupational tax application, verification of lawful presence, private employer affidavit and home occupation compliance. The application will be reviewed by Planning and Water Utility Environmental Compliance and typically takes one week to complete.

        Business Registrations

        All businesses that do not have a physical location in Columbia County and travel to Columbia County to conduct business are required to complete a registration and provide proof of a paid occupational tax within another Georgia jurisdiction.

        At the minimum, you would think he would be required to register a business in Columbia County. Any business allowing his traveling trivia on their premises without insurance should reconsider this arrangement.

        • Timmy says:

          good. potentially useful response.

          he may be liable for the trivia crap, but it might also be an unpaid entertainment gig. next week ill be contacting trivia venues and the county gummint and hope others here will too.

          the above opens the door to county gummint complaints.and looks bad that a county official is possibly evading county taxes and/ or fees.

          creepy mike sleeper is not hiding, he’s freezing in the headlights of a convoy of 1,000 vehicles.

          the floor will drop out from under him. bear in mind his county office and his DOE job, and keep writing to those who can remove him.

          thanks to all of you who persist.

  7. ex-OS2 says:

    Mike must be rucking up to 1 Archives Drive in St. Louis, MO to personally retrieve his military records. Hopefully he was wearing some Tommie Copper Core Compression Knee Sleeves with patent pending Copper Znergy® fabric to alleviate his jump injury. One would imagine that a career politician would have his records in order.

    • ex-OS2 says:

      Almost forgot, Mike should reach out to Clark D. Schreiber, phony combat veteran on tips for rucking with a bum leg.

    • Timmy says:

      hes detoured to ft. lost-in-the-woods.

      hes gonna review engineer trainees at a graduation ceremony while dressed as a romulan subcommander.

      getting to st louis will take a few more days. dont rush him.

      those inspections are quite a challenge,the pointy ears keep falling off.

      the glue freezes in the winter weather.

  8. Timmy says:

    “School Board member Mike Sleeper learned one thing from his infamous Father in Law (Commissioner Ron Cross): LET IT LIE AND IT WILL DIE…. but the Veteran Rangers WON’T!”… from the whine line.

    this seems to accurately describe his approach.

    the sleeper-hounds are on the weirdo’s tail and have great endurance. better than 5km.

    just keep plugging away until the floor falls out from under the freak. he passed on his chance to ‘fess up.

    keep sending out complaints. he’s already a google celebrity.

    a reminder: he was appointed to the 2011 governor’s education advisory board and the governor’s bio for him contains the ranger lie.

    pls contact gov. nathan deal, army vet, by US mail, and fax.

    fax service available from faxzero. no cost. advertising pays for faxzero.

  9. ex-OS2 says:

    Any word yet from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

  10. ex-OS2 says:

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

    When you get your records, ask Daniel Wall, phony Marine, how to upload them or attach them to an email, he is a super secret IT guy who can hook you up. It might cost you a dozen donuts and a blowjob, but hey, you should know this already being a career politician and all.

    Good luck Mikey!

  11. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    If Michael Sleeper truly served as part of 1/75 Ranger Regiment, isn’t Hunter Army Air Field (HAAF) just a hop, skip and a jump away from his little part of Bubba-land?

    • Hondo says:

      A bit over a 3 hour drive down US25 and I16, API.

      Just far enough away to make it a pain for someone to go there and ask questions.

  12. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Hello, MICHAEL SLEEPER!!! Still using that Gmail account for conducting school board business? Got your records back? Still rocking the lie as a Ranger?


  13. ex-OS2 says:

    How was the CCBOE meeting today Pvt. Sleeper? It is taking a lot longer to get those February 28, 2017 meeting minutes uploaded to the site, who should we contact for tech support? Any public participation today? How is Board Member Appreciation Week going?

    It shouldn’t take this long to receive your DD214, you may want to contact the NPRC.

  14. ex-OS2 says:

    Mike, you made it to the #2 slot on Google search results! Way to go buddy!

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

  15. ex-OS2 says:

    From the Metro Spirit “The Whine Line”:

    “the blog is neither podunk nor anonymous. its the most on-the-level thing happening in the mike sleeper fake ranger news department, bar none.. locals werent interested or aware until out-of -staters started writing to metro augusta area media outlets. contrary to the false “podunk” rant there isnt any indication locals know anything’s wrong with cross. y’all keep reelecting him. time to reconsider that. also this is becoming a gripe board against cross. try submitting SPECIFICS on cross’s alleged misconduct. post it on TAH. the vets of TAH will investigate further. he seems to be in the way of sleeper’s removal. try this news outlet also. also we have contacted mr. cross in the hopes he would rein in his protege. we will again.”

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

  16. ex-OS2 says:

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

  17. ex-OS2 says:

    Hey Mikey, invite the board members and commissioners over for some brews in your boy cave and you can all hang out and look for your photo in the Ranger School Graduation Pictures.

    Good grief, they have them all the way back to 1950!

  18. Green Thumb says:

    Mike Sleeper = Loser.

  19. ex-OS2 says:

    More from the Metro Spirit Whine Line:

    So glad Mr. Sleeper cleared up the misunderstanding about his service record. What do you mean he hasn’t? That darn military records bureau is so hard to reach…. Sleeper should get in touch with Scott Johnson’s assistant, she apparently is very good at making things happen and is available anytime throughout the work day, except when planning celebrations.

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

  20. ex-OS2 says:

    Mike, you are really disappointing me. It doesn’t take this long to receive a copy of your DD214. How long do you think the ruse can go on? Tell the truth, it will stop the diarrhea and sleepless nights.

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Maybe he’s taking a few pages from “Boss Cross'” playbook on how to bullshit the voters in the county.


  21. Timmy says:

    the CCBOE chairman is passing the buck. of all people he is passing it to mike sleeper. the single, razor thin false excuse mike sleeper is leaning on is that TAH has circulated “apparently” or “what seems to be” records.

    the chairman should have requested legal counsel to repeat the FOIA process, thus proving an ironclad chain of custody for the NPRC document and removing TAH from the loop, and subsequently shutting his piehole about TAH.

    he instead asks mike sleeper to investigate himself. its been two months. the chairman is a former army lawyer and presently an attorney. he already knows all of this. he is literally an expert in these matters. REMOVE THEM BOTH FROM OFFICE. there has never been any controversy or debate. this story has ALWAYS been over. mike sleeper was finished many years ago when he started lying.

    TAH moved on this because nobody else would.

    if TAH folks are needed here , we should be focusing on eradicating the problem for good, by removing the aiders, abetters, and malingerers.


    (i’m considering running for ron cross’s job at the county commission. i assure all of you i am a space veteran and a former romulan subcommander. the disruptor pistol is street legal and not a fake. i can bend forks with my mind. i can play a mean guitar too. i don’t have any relevant documents, but nobody will care because this is columbia county.)

    • Timmy says:

      PS walmart doesnt carry it but if anyone’s looking, the bass pro shop in myrtle beach has ammo for romulan disruptors. pricey, and a 300 mile drive, but it impresses the ladies at trivia night.

      just sayin’.

  22. ex-OS2 says:

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Mike Sleeper, Columbia County Board of Education Member

    Any word from the NPRC Mike?

    You can request an update here:

    It is as easy as 1,2,3 Mike!

  23. T'mike V'sleepycreeper, Subcommander, Romulan Empire (Ret.) says:

    Silence is the best policy.

  24. ex-OS2 says:

    “Honestly, I just at the moment, pity you. That’s all I have to say,” Sleeper told Dekle.”

    “I did attend the US Army Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP), and I did serve with the 1st/75th Ranger Regiment,” he said in the email. “I will bring forth the proper documentation as soon as it is available.”

    “The tab on the wall is a companion to the one on my shoulder.”

    Man up or prove it Mike, the heat is on.

    • ColCo Parent says:

      As I feared would occur, he HAS won. It has been forgotten, swept under the rug, and now it appears his supporters are emboldened.

      It’s a shame. Maybe we’ll have a better alternative for the next election, but I’m not counting on it.

      Thanks to those who have tried to bring this to light, and to my fellow citizens who I’ve seen at the meetings.

      Our children, and community, deserve much better.

      • Timmy says:

        numerous friends and allies have disowned him and supporters are dwindling in number. filks here wont give up anytime soon. you need to take it up with the AG and governor of GA, and the US secretary of energy.
        keep writing and calling.

        • ColCo Parent says:

          You’re right, Timmy. And it does seem like he now has some stiff competition if he does have the balls to run again.

  25. Charles says:

    It has been six months.
    Anything from Mike Sleeper or his lawyer?

    • IDC SARC says:

      Silence….which speaks volumes

    • ColCo Parent says:

      Nope. Or from Columbia County media. Very disappointing, to say the least. But, at least it appears he is running against a veteran, George Bratcher. That is, if he decides to actually run.

  26. ColCo Parent says:

    And STILL nothing….