Mike Webb for Congress

| May 17, 2016


There’s this guy in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District who is running for that seat by the name of Michael Webb. He was running as a Republican, but he was defeated in the primary, so he’s running as an Independent now. He came to our attention a few months ago because he was touting his career in the military. He claims that he was an Airborne Ranger and a major in the Army Reserves;


Webb article

Well, the truth is a matter of semantics – he was indeed an Army Reserves officer and he was in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Rangers. I’ve emailed with him a couple of times and he’s not exactly easy to talk to. He’s a brilliant man, very good command of the English language, but, like many of the people we talk to here, he’s a bit wordy – he says a lot of words, but not many of those words answer any questions.

His time at the 2/75th Rangers was spent as the battalion legal clerk – a Specialist (E-4). He wants you to think that he was an infantryman while he was there, but he really wasn’t;

DD214 E5

He trained as an infantryman, but he served as a legal clerk while he was on active duty. Mike explains to a prospective constituent;

Now, when I talked to the Army Recruiter, today, I asked him why they changed the entry course for service in the Regiment from RIP to RASP, and he told me, “because too many people died.” Again, I am thinking that is really valorous to say that I survived. When I got to the Ranger Regiment and served for two years during a time of relative piece, we experienced ten casualties of which I am aware in the Regiment, including two battalion commanders, one of my own company commanders and his radio technician because we all trained realistically for wars we were all expected to fight when called. Again, I am thinking that that is a little more than turning on your XBox to play Call of Duty.

And, at that elite unit, I was ordered to forgo Ranger School to attend Officer Candidate School after being identified as one of the top five Rangers in a company of more than 140 Rangers.

When you have done half of that, you might be able to brag, too, and not steal my valor.

You see what I mean about Mike’s communication abilities. I think he’s saying that because he completed two weeks of the Ranger Indoctrination Program, he’s a Airborne Ranger. I’m not sure how changing the name of RIP to RASP saved lives, but there you go.


He accused me of calling a “tab check”, but he has no tab to check. He never went to Ranger School – you know, why waste training dollars on a legal clerk? Still, being a legal clerk in the Ranger Battalions is a tougher job than being a legal clerk anywhere else, but, I guess it’s up to you if you think being a legal clerk in a Ranger Battalion allows you to call yourself a Airborne Ranger. I was an infantryman in a Ranger Battalion, but you won’t find me calling myself an Airborne Ranger – of course, Mike told me that I should.

He didn’t deploy with the Rangers, he also didn’t deploy during the war against terror with the Army Reserves as an Military Intelligence officer;

DD214 O3

He campaigns in Virginia in a uniform;

Webb campaign

Webb campaigning

Webb selfie

I think he can almost get away with it because he doesn’t have any patches on the uniform, but, to me, he looks like he’s a homeless bum who shops at the surplus store. He shows a lot of bad judgement.

Speaking of which, he put a screenshot of his computer screen on the internet yesterday – he forgot to close the PRON tabs before doing so;

Webb Tabs

That’s not going to help his campaign.

I’m not calling this a stolen valor case, because, like I said, it’s about language. I know what his intentions are, but I’m not the Thought Police.

Oh, yeah, this isn’t an endorsement of his run for the Congressional seat.

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    Mike Webb is just another ball-working dude.

  2. MrBill says:

    Get a load of Webb’s new Facebook comments above. He’s blabbering away about discovery and malicious prosecution and the LSAT, among other things. Anyone have any idea of what the hell he’s talking about? Could he have possibly had a stroke?

    • MrBill says:

      And now they’re gone. I don’t blame you, Jonn, although they were sort of entertaining in a “WTF?” sort of way.

      • Jonn Lilyea says:

        I think he was saying that I sent him the porn links that he was busted with. I have low tolerance for trolls.

        • MrBill says:

          I only had a chance to read them once so I wasn’t able to discern any clear meaning. I also just looked at his Facebook page, and…wow. Once in a while he’ll lapse into coherence, but most of the time his posts are little more than word salad.

        • Hack Stone says:

          So, Jonn is the guy responsible for disseminating porn on the Internet?

  3. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    IIRC, the Cook PVI puts that district at D+16, meaning Webb has about as much chance of getting elected there as he does of walking away after playing freeway tag with traffic on 395 during rush hour.

    Maybe he should try it and see how it works out.

    • Mike Webb says:

      You make exactly the point that I have made several times. The most Democratic district held by a Republican is a D+8 in Illinois. So, why, besides being here, is this an international story? It is axiomatic that nothing in politics happens without reason. It is fundamental in Newtonian physics that for every action there is an “equal and opposite reaction.”

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Aah, a Lars Taylor Jr. You don’t have brilliance to dazzle us with, thus you’re thinking you can baffle us with bullshit.

      • Mike Miller says:

        When a bible banging clown running for office exaggerates his military record, accidentally exposes his pron watching habits on his campaign page, and claims he’s an emotional abuse victim when he gets criticism for his asswipeness, it’s a story wherever it happens.

      • Green Thumb says:


        • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

          More like assclown, GT…

          • Mike Webb says:

            Just “ass” I started, opening doors, finally knowing the one that I wanted was yours.

            Making my entrance again with my usual flair–sure of my lines–no one was there.

            • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

              Are you threatening me, “Mr.” Webb? There are a few Federal and state LEO that visit this board and would not be afraid to put wheels in motion to have you arrested for communicating a threat on this site or the Internet.

        • Mike Webb says:

          Don’t you love farce? My fault I fear, losing my timing this late, in my career. But WHERE ARE the CLOWNS? Send in the CLOWNS.

  4. Jonn Lilyea says:

    You’re new around here, aren’t you? We don’t take threats lightly;

    Webb complaint

    You should be prepared to follow through. While you’re at it, be prepared to go after the Daily Show, Gawker, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, local media, and so on. TAH is the least of your problems, you goony bird.

  5. Mike Webb says:

    “We don’t take threats lightly.” Sounds like you are planning retaliation. That won’t help your campaign or your case, Little John.

    Robbing Hood (KKK- pardon me. Did I stutter?)

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      I don’t have a campaign, dumbass, that’s you.

    • sj says:

      Who’s “Little John”? Is he on one of Webb’s PRON sites?

      And now the other phonies can relax because this chap will become the TAH chew toy for a few days.

    • Marine_7002 says:

      Sooooooooo, MW – how ’bout sending us a copy of the lawsuits you’re filing against the rest of the media?

      I see that you’re representing yourself. That saying about “He who represents himself has a fool for a client” comes to mind.

      So what’s the basis for your lawsuit? We’ve had other Stolen Valor types appear here who rant and rave at Jonn about “slander” and “libel.” Is that your slant too, or something else that you’re cooking up?

      • MrBill says:

        Of course he’s pro se. Wouldn’t have expected anything else.

        • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

          He’s using the “Bernathian Gambit” in court… must be getting advice from the soon to be disbarred one and his butt buddy down in Florida.

    • Jarhead says:

      Does your post mean you reside in “Da Hood”? Case my ass. Try one and find yourself tasting Mikey’s Turd Burgers. You are WAAAAAYYY in over your head already. This is not a ship of fools that fall for your attempts to draw people into making comments you can feast on with an attorney. Don’t even consider playing the card. Go back to where you began your little game. Stay in your own back yard where you can intimidate Special Ed type.

    • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

      Dumbass can’t even get your name right Jonn. And the KKK thing will make him look pretty stupid in court.

      I guess he reckons that this is your first rodeo..

      So what exactly is trying to sue for? Reporting what’s already been plastered all over the news?

      • Jonn Lilyea says:

        Actually, that’s the problem. My lawyer can’t find any complaints from which he has to defend me.

        • MrBill says:

          So in other words, his petition is as incoherent and pointless as most of his other writings? I’m not surprised.

        • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

          Teflon Jonn.

          I like that name – whadaya think?

        • Hack Stone says:

          Next, he will file a lawsuit against Don Shipley for his hair. If Bernath is not up to this court room challenge, Psaul can refer him to the real estate lawyer. That one worked out pretty well for Psaul.

        • Silentium Est Aureum says:

          How far behind can coconut IEDs, water in the gas tank, and drywall screws be with this turd?

          Dear Mr. Webb,

          If you have to tell everyone you’re the smartest guy in the room, you aren’t.

        • Ex-PH2 says:

          So, is he suing just you, Glorious Leader, or are the rest of us included in that? I’m kind of busy with other squirrelly business, you know.

    • TSO says:

      I’m assuming from the KKK comment he’s never seen pictures of your family. That could be awkward.
      You’re a regular Clayton Bixbee.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      HEY Mike Webb, I used to think of you as just another shady wannabe bullshit artist, but the more I read of your ramblings, the more I think YOU ARE A DILDOHEAD as well! You throw out shit like a shady fly-by-night used car dealer on either Victory Drive or South Lumpkin.

  6. SFC(R) Billy Huether says:

    Mr., and I use the term loosely, Webb, why must you continue to ramble and babble incessantly to further dig the hole in which you have placed yourself. I try to locate the positive in most things, however, you presented quite the challenge. I must say you are a glowing example on just how great this country is, has been and always will be.
    Allow me to validate the aforementioned comment. Having served 20 years in the Army and having been stationed in 4 other countries, I know not any that would allow an obvious poser and deceiver to run for anything to include dog catcher.
    Being a RIP graduate while stationed in Hawaii(25th ID) does not mean I’m a Ranger. Furthermore, PLDC is NOT the “Platoon Leader Development Class” but WAS the PRIMARY LEADER DEVELOPMENT COURSE. FYI, it is now the WARRIOR LEADERS COURSE. Platoon Leader is a position held, in most cases, by a 2LT or 1LT.
    Finally, I would humbly suggest that you seek therapy for what only can be diagnosed as delusions of grandeur and possible psychosis.

  7. Kilo3/7 says:

    His facebook posts are comedy gold. In the one where he incoherently rambles about this site, John, and various other mysterious political figures out to get him, he’s literally having a conversation with himself in the comments section.

    Also – he keeps going on about “tab checking”. I thought RIP was just the “Ok you made it to Ranger school” course, and you didn’t get a Ranger tab until you graduated from actual Ranger School. Not my branch so don’t know much about it, but that’s how I always understood it. He flat out calls himself a Ranger, but (as I understand it) you don’t get to do that either unless you’ve been to Ranger school and are tabbed. Sounds like the Army equivalent of the support personnel assigned to NSW calling themselves SEAL’s, or the Marines who were in Battalion Recon calling themselves “Recon Marines”.

    • Kilo3/7 says:

      Edit – I missed the older comments section where they covered the “calling yourself a Ranger thing” already. Good to know!

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    Gee, I’m sorry I was busy yesterday. I seem to have missed some good stuffings with this goofball in a duck-hunting suit. Well, he IS dumber than a squeeze bottle of frozen mustard.

    So, I guess there’s nothing to see here, right? Just move along?

  9. Jonn Lilyea says:

    Our latest world class lawyer who is representing himself pro se claims that my lawyer can’t talk to him;

    Pro se

    • Silentium Est Aureum says:

      Yup. Pure Bernathian.

    • Bobo says:

      That right there is some funny $hit.

    • MrBill says:

      The guy allegedly (somehow) got into law school, but dropped out. If this is representative of his analytical skills, I’m thinking there’s a good chance that he flunked out, or was about to.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      What is THAT? I speak three languages somewhat coherently, and a fourth mostly coherently, but I have difficulty trying to transduce gobbledygook like that. My transducer blew a cork and started smoking. That’s how bad that is.

      English, Webb, you moron! DO YOU SPEAK IT?????

    • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

      He got the “incoherent babble” part right.

      And he finally spelled Jonn’s name correctly too.

      Yep – this turd would have been a perfect for Congress.

      Hey Mikey – bite me ya little bitch!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      He’s going full throttle Bernath.
      NEVER go full throttle Bernath.
      Next he’ll be promising he’s CoMiNg tO ViSiT.

      • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

        Dude is still running his cock gobbler… reminds me of a cross between Dickless Dan, Heavy Chevy, Forgin’ Frank and QuEeFeRs.

        Prime candidate for the DRG… but they won’t accept him because he doesn’t meet all the requirements… if you know what I mean.

    • MrBill says:

      Here’s what Webb might be referring to. From the Model Rules of Professional Conduct:

      “Rule 4.3 Dealing With Unrepresented Person

      In dealing on behalf of a client with a person who is not represented by counsel, a lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is disinterested. When the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the unrepresented person misunderstands the lawyer’s role in the matter, the lawyer shall make reasonable efforts to correct the misunderstanding. The lawyer shall not give legal advice to an unrepresented person, other than the advice to secure counsel, if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know that the interests of such a person are or have a reasonable possibility of being in conflict with the interests of the client.”

      If I say to a pro se party, “Mr. Smith, I represent Jane Doe in this matter. Your position in this matter is wrong, and here’s why”, I’m not giving legal advice to Mr. Smith. I’m advocating on behalf of Jane Doe. I might add “You might want to consult with an attorney of your own choosing. You know, someone who has graduated from law school and is currently licensed to practice law.” But, there’s nothing that says I can’t talk to someone who is in a dispute with my client, if I know that the adverse party is representing himself. I just can’t mislead him about my role in the matter; I have to be clear that I’m representing my client.

      Rule 4.2 is inapplicable; it says that a lawyer may not communicate with an adverse party, if the lawyer knows that the adverse party has a lawyer of his own. So, if Mr. Smith hires a lawyer to represent him in his conflict with Jane Doe, I can’t talk to Mr. Smith anymore; I have to talk to his lawyer, unless the lawyer gives me permission to talk directly to his client. This doesn’t apply to Mike Webb, because Mike Webb hasn’t hired a lawyer, as far as anyone knows.

      Again, if Mike Webb couldn’t handle law school, it’s easy to understand why.

  10. Tony180a says:

    This guy is bat shit crazy!! Is this guy single? I’d love to hook him up with my ex wife!

    • OWB says:

      He seems to be over qualified for simple bat shit crazy. More like many caves filled with guano spilling out over multiple ecosystems.

    • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

      Dude – was your ex THAT bad??

      • Tony180a says:

        YEEEEEESSSSS!!! MY EX would make a true soul mate for Mikey!! She married a mega church preacher a few years back but you only have to watch the Exorcist once to know how that was going to end! That poor bastard is probably throwing back a bottle of Old Grand Dad at the BYOB strip joint, smoking a camel and wondering where it all went wrong! I wouldn’t be surprised if Mikey didn’t end up on some reality show!

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I’d put MY ex-monster with him first and see if there’s anything left afterward!

  11. jarhead says:

    This Webb dude talks more shit than a septic tank salesman. Seriously, if this jive ass ever got elected, I’d take one of the stars off our flag, remove the page from our State Road Map Guide with driving directions through Virginia, and cut the tongue from that little invisible guy inside our Garmin every time he mentions that state.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I wonder if Mike Webb’s ass ever gets jealous of the amount of shit that passes out of his mouth?

  12. Mike Webb says:

    “I hear ya calling–calling to me. Queen of the battle. The mighty infantry.”


    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Hungry, Mike? Because I’m going to make you eat all of those words.

      • Tony180a says:

        Careful Jonn, Mikey is referring to you as a “pull up muscle” (5th point of contact). Just add that to the list of shit he’s gotten wrong.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        May we now start referring to Mike Webb as “Daniel A. Bernath Jr.”?

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Mike Webb SO reminds me of a few types, Barracks Lawyers, pimps, and the shady slick brush bullshitting fly-by-night used car dealers on Victory Drive and South Lumpkin when I was stationed on Fort Benning.
      IMHO bacteria is the only culture that Mike Webb has.

    • sj says:

      That FB stuff that Webb posted above is so, Bernathian. Bernath is probably jealous but those two have had to have talked.

  13. Mike Webb says:

    Left? Left? Left, right?

  14. jarhead says:

    What A Damnable WEBB of lies We Weave

    When That T A H Crowd Just Won’t Believe

    I’ma poet, they don’t know it

    But they DO know I’m Fullashit!

  15. Jonn Lilyea says:

    The latest in this series of stupidity. Apparently the courts agree with us that blogs aren’t subject to DoD directives. Webb speaking from that third person on his shoulder;

    On Friday, Webb was dealt a blow by the federal court magistrate who denied his In Form Pauperis Petition in a request for injunction against an allegedly libelous blog being illegally coordinated in an effort by local Republicans, including their nominee, to avoid FEC regulation and disclosure. Webb notes that, since he began his proposed candidacy, he has experienced many employment related “irregularities” from suspicious terminations and application rejections to inappropriate offers….

    Webb is awaiting a copy of the order from the federal court denying his In Forma Pauperis Petition. Webb has largely self-financed his over $20,000 campaign, but, despite a lucrative but inappropriate federal job offer in March, has not even had an interview since his suspicious termination in January.​

    • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

      So what office are you running for Jonn?

      Since your already the King and High Pubah of the Nation of TAH, running for an elected office would be a little bit of a step backwards…

      But what the he’ll – you got my vote anyway.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      MIKE WEBB – The Daniel A. Bernath of Congressional Candidates.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

      I’m gonna break this down “Barney-style” for Webb, the Village Idiot. This statement “he has experienced many employment related “irregularities” from suspicious terminations and application rejections to inappropriate offers” means that your a shitbird employee, Mikey. Your former bosses get tired of your bullshit real quick and can your ass so they don’t have to deal with it anymore.

      Comprende, Amigo?

      • nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

        Potential employers also read facebook. You are providing more than enough stupidity to stay unemployed for many decades Mikey. ..

        • Hack Stone says:

          He can always sell software to the federal government. No mailbox doors required

        • MrBill says:

          Absolutely. If Webb has any friends, they’d be doing him a kindness if they’d advise him to delete his Facebook pages (there are three that I’ve seen) and keep a low profile. He might eventually recover from his public embarrassment. Otherwise, his Facebook will remain as a permanent record of his “accomplishments”.

          • D. B. Cooper says:

            IMHO Mike Webb would be doing himself and many others a huge favor if he made himself disappear like I did.

    • Mike Miller says:

      The decision in this document denying Webb’s petition to the federal court to waive his prepaid court fees and costs because he is a pauper was posted on the court’s PACER system June 21, 2016. It’s apparently the “order” that he referenced. I wonder how Webb could be receiving Veteran’s Disability payments equal to the VA’s 100% disability rating when he brags on FB of completing 5 mile runs uphill with a 35 pound rucksack in combat fatigues at Ranger rates, posts medical reports on FB showing he is fit and healthy, and continuously brags on FB about how mentally and physically healthy, fit, able he is.


      • MrBill says:

        Perhaps his disability is more of the mind, rather than of the body. That would be consistent with the rambling, disjointed writings we see on his Facebook pages and elsewhere.

        • Mike Miller says:

          Webb spent most of his campaign touting his mental and physical fitness and denying any mental illness. Now, apparently in response the many people questioning his mental health and judgement, Webb said on his FB page yesterday that he’s “at least 30%” disabled due to mental illness, i.e., bipolar disorder and hyper mania. The public court petition he filed requesting waiver of filing fees and costs to sue John stated he was receiving 100% disability compensation. Here are several excerpts from his 1,446 word FB post & press release titled, “ONE NATION UNDER GUARANTEED OVERNITE DELIVERY!”:
          “Webb announced that he, technically, has a mental illness, but not a handicap: hyper mania.”
          “Webb has a certified, service connected disability of at least 30% identified for categorical purposes by the Veterans Administration as Bipolar Disorder, but he is in full compliance with his treatment regimen, and, almost uniquely, experiences only the “ups” of a manic condition and not the “lows” of depression.”
          “It is not a traditional ‘handicap,’ as most think of the term, but to borrow the language of my rival’s friends, my tin foil cap comes in quite handy, affording me a unique advantage over less energetic or determined foes. It is a genetic alteration for a super soldier, you might say,” laughed Webb.”

  16. nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

    Hey Webb – going to school in Panama ain’t a deployment.

    BTW how’s the job searching going??? HA!

  17. HMCS(FMF) ret. says:

    Mike Webb – repeat after me:


    No matter what happens, blame DA MAN!

  18. nbcguy54ACTUAL says:

    Looks like he’s accusing someone of pulling the front bumper off of his car.

    Next thing we’ll be reading on his Facebook pages will be ramblings about coconuts…

  19. Mike Miller says:

    “Forma Pauperis” a legal term in Latin meaning “in the character or manner of a pauper.” It’s most commonly used by incarcerated indigents in a petition to the court to waive the prepaid filing fees and cost associated with legal defenses or law suits. Webb is saying he told the court he was penniless and asked that they waive the prepaid court fees and costs so he could sue half the people in this region for free. The judge must have seen through the Deskborne Ranger’s poor-mouth bullshit. Perhaps the judge had read shitbag claims in his press releases that he’s had a highly successful military and business career. Here are the federal court forms for filing forma pauperis petitions. http://www.uscourts.gov/forms/fee-waiver-application-forms
    If he filed a petition, it’s public so anyone can look it up on the Federal Court record system, PACER, and see what he declared for income, retirement benefits, assets, and debts, etc.

  20. Hack Stone says:

    This guy has the DNA and judgment of Bernath and Psaul/Psalmer. That is not a compliment.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I still say that Mike Webb needs to be referred to as “Daniel A. Bernath Jr.”.

  21. Mike Miller says:

    Webb Caught Lying About His College Experience

    Webb posted his profile on Wiselike.com, a site where professionals share their knowledge by answering questions submitted by the public. In answering one question, Webb claimed to be the first African American to be elected to the student council at Washington & Lee College (W&L). Webb was caught in this lie by an alumnus of of W&L who evidently notified Webb to retract his lie. Here’s what Webb said in his “retraction” post: “I received a note from Eliot Hicks, a dear friend, and fellow Alumnus from W&L, who indicated that in this thread I appear to claim that I was the first African American elected to student government at Washington and Lee. If that misrepresentation appears to be here, it is not intentional.”

    So what did Webb say in an earlier post on that site to give the other alumnus the impression Webb was lying? “Singular achievement that stood out: first African American elected to the EC.” I wonder how that lie could have been unintentional since Webb said he knew he wasn’t the first. See the whole Webb profile plus questions and answers here: https://wiselike.com/mike-webb-1

    Webb has been lying about this for quite some time, for example, he lied in his press release (too long a word salad to post here) that was published December 23 in an ARLNow article. In his online comments under the article, he lied again, saying,

    “Again, read, masked man. My undergraduate work was completed at Washington and Lee, where I was the first African American elected to a student body office at the school that flew the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia in the chapel, beneath which Robert E. Lee is buried.’

    If Deskborne Ranger Webb ever raises enough money to pay the filing fees and costs involved in suing any of the many people on his enemies list, his well documented history of serial lying can be used to discredit his “testimony” and the “evidence” he’s invented, as the main, if not only, witness in his complaints.

    • Felton May says:

      You, like Elliott, need to read. Elliott was the first black man elected to the EC, but he was a class representative. As you can read from your own quotation, Webb was the first black elected to student body office, serving as student body secretary.

  22. Duffy Taylor says:

    Webb is still talking as if he had been deployed. Today on his campaign FB page in a post titled, “THE A, B, SEES OF TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA,” he said,

    “…Yet, after 30 years of leadership experience, with 20 in the military, a part of which was spent in special operations, I can say that it is no accident that less than 2% of initial entry soldiers who begin the path to special forces makes it all the way…”

  23. Mike Miller says:

    Here’s Webb’s latest logo. Does this fall in the same category as campaigning in uniform?