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Finally: Last Video of Lt. Col. Allen West’s Debate with Incumbent Democrat Ron Klein

Hard to believe I know, but I’ve finally created the last movie from video footage of the West-Klein debate this past Tuesday — with the addition of a short clip of my friend and indefatigable activist, Jessica Johnson Dornblaser at the next day’s protest in Fort Lauderdale. While we stood outside with a few other patriots holding signs, Ron Klein spoke at a breakfast for commercial lenders. As you’ll note in the video, he apparently didn’t have much to say, as Jessica spotted him striding quickly to his car in the parking lot just moments after the festivities got underway.

One positive sign: We managed to speak with a few lenders who’d also left soon after Klein, none of whom were supporters. One guy told me it was all he could do not to scream out the names Fannie and Freddie when Klein did his typical “banks are evil” shtick as part of his presentation.  My guess is that all of them will be voting Republican next month.

Enjoy the video, complemented by the beautiful voice of my friend Ava Aston and the soulful melody of her song, We The People!

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Ava Aston joins The Liberty Belle Hour Tonight

Daria DiGiovanni, host of The Liberty Belle Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Please tune in at 6 p.m. Eastern as I sit down to chat with the beautiful, talented and conservative singer, songwriter and actress, Ava Aston on The Liberty Belle Hour. We’ll discuss her involvement with Lloyd Marcus’ project Tea Are The World, benefiting America’s Mighty Warriors, her upcoming participation in important grassroots events, her thoughts on the entertainment industry and her take on the impending November elections.

As always, live chat and phone lines will be open! Hope to see you there. 🙂

You might recognize a few familiar faces in Ava’s fantastic video.

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Ava Aston’s Tribute Song to the Military Supports America’s Mighty Warriors

My guest on The Liberty Belle Hour this week, the lovely, talented Ava Aston, has just released a new video for her heart-tugging single, I Carry You With Me. This beautiful ballad is also featured on Lloyd Marcus’ upcoming CD, Tea Are The World, benefiting America’s Mighty Warriors, a wonderful organization that supports our men and women in uniform and their families.

Please take a moment to visit their website and get involved. On a related note, if you live in South Florida, please consider attending the Dancing In The Sky Fundraiser this Saturday evening at the Radisson Bridge Hotel in Boca Raton. All proceeds from this event will assist the efforts of another excellent military charity, Shopping For Soldiers Needs.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

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Monday Meditation: A Spirit of Power, of Love and of Self-Discipline

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline”. — 2 Timothy 1:7

Words to remember as we begin another week. One of the best things on my agenda is my upcoming interview with singer/songwriter/actress, Ava Aston on The Liberty Belle Hour this Thursday at 6 p.m. on Blog Talk Radio. In addition to being multi-talented and beautiful, Ava is also a passionate patriot whose wonderful song, We The People, is a tribute to the American Spirit, freedom and the United States Military. We’ll chat about Ava’s latest exciting career developments, her thoughts on the latest political happenings and her take on the current news of the day, including the midterm elections.

Be sure to check out her website and read my recent review of her fabulous CD, Gone.

Have a wonderful, productive Monday!

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Music Review: Ava Aston’s “Gone”


Since becoming actively involved in social media sites like Facebook two years ago, I’ve come across a plethora of undiscovered, artistic talent. And in the realm of modern music, songbird and lyricist Ava Aston – with a voice that is simultaneously sweet, powerful and provocative – stands alone.

Her debut CD entitled Gone showcases the impressive range not just of her vocals, but also her musical style and creativity. Sometimes edgy and defiant, as in the electrifying title track and in the high-energy single What Do I Gotta Say; other times tender and poignant as in the heart-tugging ballad, I Carry You With Me — for which she was awarded the Grand Prize in the SAW Mid-Atlantic International Song Contest – Ava’s unforgettable performances speak to the human experience and leave you wanting to hear more.

For those with the heart of a patriot, her most recent effort, We The People, an inspiring anthem to the indomitable American spirit, will reaffirm your faith in the power and determination of everyday Americans to return their country to its constitutional roots.

In a day and age where pop stars are manufactured creations of a pop culture gone crazy, it’s nice to know there are truly talented, wholesome and upstanding artists producing quality work. I have no doubt Ava’s star is on the rise and it’s only a matter of time before she’s signed by a smart record label. Until then, why not support a singer who is not only fabulously gifted, glamorous and beautiful, but also wholesome and patriotic? Both personally and professionally Ava proves it’s possible to sound great, look hot and maintain one’s integrity – in short, she’s a breath of fresh air on the music and entertainment scene.

Purchase her CD Gone today.  If you appreciate powerful vocals and unique, eclectic musical arrangements, you’ll be happy you did. And if you’re on Facebook, join her fan page here.

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Fabulous Female Patriots

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Yesterday’s Examiner article by Hank Oprinski — along with the many wonderful comments that followed from fellow patriots and friends — provided a much-needed boost to my spirits. While I always strive to be a happy warrior to help keep others motivated and energized for the fight, I must confess: there are days when the bad news can be so overwhelming it’s a challenge to even log onto Facebook, let alone post something inspiring and uplifting.

During those troubling moments, I remember to FROG — Fully Rely On God, asking that Eternal Presence for strength while recalling that our Founding Fathers often did the same. Nothing is impossible with God, not even returning this beloved country back to its Constitutional principles.

God has answered my prayers in many ways, and I want to address just one of them here. While I am honored, humbled and thrilled to receive recognition for my work after years of plugging away, the truth is there’s an endless list of fabulous female patriots who deserve their own write-up. I am forever grateful to have found these ladies through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter; networking and developing solid relationships with them has given me strength, hope and encouragement during these very bleak times.

As I mentioned in the Examiner piece, I grew up in a conservative home with a mom who was quite the political activist. From the time I was little, I accompanied her to various polling locations, where I’d hold up signs, pass out candidate literature and — when old enough to do so — help count votes at the end of the day. Thankfully, my siblings and close relatives have remained solid in their convictions, so unlike many friends, I haven’t experienced any Obama-induced rancor in my familial relationships.

When I moved to South Florida in 1994, I retained my conservative values, but wasn’t quite prepared for the pervasive liberalism that characterizes Palm Beach and Broward Counties. While I found other conservative women through my participation as a volunteer on various campaigns, in normal life, I was severely outnumbered. In other venues, such as business card exchanges and women’s business networking groups, it seemed nearly impossible to find a contrary opinion among the successful female entrepreneurs and go-getters. Worse, it was pretty much expected (with a few exceptions) of all female members to share the same philosophy, whether on abortion, gun rights, education or war — just to name a few hot-button issues.

Over the years, some otherwise nice women have said such things to me as:

I still love you, even though you’re a Republican.

Y-you’re a Republican??? But you’re so nice!

You voted for George W. Bush???? How could you?

Of course the tobacco companies should be sued. Those poor people didn’t know how addictive nicotine could be! (This one was in response to my noting that the Surgeon General’s warning about cigarettes and health had been around for decades, thus people needed to take responsibility for their own choices.)

You’re against abortion? Then don’t have one! (Never mind the fact that taxpayers are forced to pay for them, or that Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional.)

Of course your parents didn’t abort you even though they were struggling financially and not looking to add a fifth child to the family. They knew your father’s medical career would take off soon! (As if the sanctity of life has anything to do with how much money the parents have. I can assure you, even if my dad had been a trash collector, I would not have been aborted. End of story.)

And of course, throughout (and in the years following) the fiasco that was the Election of 2000, with its hanging chads, seemingly endless recounts and 24-hour news coverage, things only got worse. I remember at one particular women’s venue in 2003, right about the time the Iraq War had begun, a female psychologist made the incredibly inane statement that “if not for men, there would be no war.”   She naturally followed this up with a lovely diatribe against President Bush to which every woman in the group, with the exception of yours truly, nodded along approvingly.

Following 9/11, some of these gals — in true liberal, self-flagellating fashion — blamed the USA, with one of my friends at the time actually longing for a quiet life in a thatched-roof cottage on a hillside in Ireland (never mind that this same woman loved making money and all of the designer trappings that resulted from such a pursuit). I’m pretty sure to this day, she still resides in glamorous Boca Raton.

Up until the worst attack on American soil, I relegated my commentary to “safe” places like Republican meetings, family gatherings and pro-US Military demonstrations where I’d be surrounded by like-minded people. But once I realized the rules had changed, that our very freedom was under relentless assault, I became more vocal even in decidedly unfriendly places. Not surprisingly, this did not endear me to the abortion-on-demand-Republicans-are-evil crowd, although at that point I truly didn’t care. If I could sway just one opinion, it would be worth taking the slings and arrows.

Fast-forward to the summer of 2008, when I discovered through various righty blogs that there was a conservative online revolution taking place on Facebook and Twitter. Having been an avid blogger by that point who’d even appeared on Fox News in August, 2004 to discuss politics and dating, I decided to get in on the action. I’d also just finished my first novel Water Signs, and thought it would also be a great way to market the book. While I’d hoped to connect with others who shared my love for the USA, I never expected to cultivate such genuine friendships with so many beautiful female (and male) patriots.

Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, I realized the existence of thousands of heretofore unknown conservative soul-mates of the estrogen variety –many who live right here in South Florida — to my great surprise and delight. Over the past two years, I’ve gotten to know some amazing female grassroots activists all across this great nation, and I am thankful to God for each and every one of them.

They keep me motivated, strong and optimistic. They pick me up when I’m feeling down. They inform me of important news events and local happenings. They stand with me for freedom.

In short, because of them, I am able to keep up this fight in the onslaught of one egregious happening after another since the inauguration of Obama. From Obamacare to the Gulf oil disaster — and every horrible occurrence in-between and yet to come — these intelligent,  articulate and independent-minded ladies give me real hope that WE THE PEOPLE will ultimately prevail.

Thank you to all of them for being such a positive force in my life. May God bless each and every one!

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