Greg Conterio
Greg Conterio

Gregory Conterio grew-up in the middle of the cornfields of central Illinois, spent 12 years living in the People’s Republic of Los Angeles, and another 15 in Miami, Florida, giving him a first-hand perspective on the rich variability of American culture.  Although formally educated in zoology, he saw opportunity in the then emerging Information technology field 25 years ago, and has remained there ever since, although he denies being an early pioneer in the now fashionable trend of pursuing useless college degrees.  Having an entrepreneurial background, Gregory has long been a staunch advocate of free markets and minimal government intrusion into our lives.  He currently runs a small IT consulting firm based in South Florida, where he resides with his wife of 25 years, his daughter, three Whippets, and an unknown but growing number of chickens, having discovered belatedly the rural lifestyle is not so bad after all.


Stories by Greg Conterio

By Greg Conterio | March 23, 2015 | 133 Comments
nra leadership forum

So as of today, Ted Cruz is officially in the race for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. A year ago, I posted the following collaborative article written by Patrick Colliano and myself, which took an exhaustive look at the best and most common arguments put forth by the so-called “birthers” claiming Ted Cruz is ineligible to serve as president. While it continues to attract …

By Greg Conterio | March 18, 2015 | 14 Comments
Bibi 1

Could this past week have been Barack Obama’s Perfect Storm? Normally I like to avoid too much hyperbole. I like being the voice of cool reason in the room when excitement starts to peak, so I have always stayed away from the “I” word concerning our president. But I think the events of this past week may have the potential for coming together into something of a Waterloo for Obama, and time will tell if it bears out.

First, as I …

By Greg Conterio | March 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
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John Kerry’s Inconvenient Truth

“My reaction to the letter was utter disbelief,” Kerry said during his testimony in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday morning. “During my 29 years here in the Senate, I have never heard of–nor even heard of it being proposed–anything comparable to this.”

One can probably believe Kerry when he says he’s “never heard” of senators behaving “traitorously” like this.  After all, this is the same guy who repeatedly “miss-remembered” …

By Greg Conterio | March 5, 2015 | 2,938 Comments
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It has always pained me to a certain extent to use the term “Birther.” Although it is a label worn proudly by a few, it has come to be used mostly as a pejorative, meant to demean the target, as my friend Ross would probably put it, as someone who fell-off the turnip wagon. Lest we forget, it was Hillary Clinton who launched this whole phenomenon in an early attempt to take-out a fledgling Barack Obama campaign in 2008, an …

By Greg Conterio | March 4, 2015 | 4 Comments
Hillary Clinton

As an IT professional and expert on email systems, I deal with lots of different clients with different needs.  One of the common questions I get is about security, when a client wants to be as sure as he can be that nobody will be able to gain access to his email data.  There are lots of perfectly legitimate reasons for this in the private sector, and the one piece of advice I give people, time and again, year after …

By Greg Conterio | February 4, 2015 | 4 Comments
elephant_fight

With Mitt Romney’s announcement last Friday that he would not run again for President, we find ourselves looking at a familiar scenario. In 2012, the field of Republican candidates included Romney, and a cast of conservatives including Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachman, and Herman Cain, among others. Despite never gaining more than 30-35% in polling throughout most of the primary process, Romney eventually prevailed while various factions of the conservative electorate bickered and savaged each other, and …

By Greg Conterio | November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
gruber

Dear Democrat Voters,

I would like to talk to you about a touchy subject. I know you get really, REALLY annoyed when Rush Limbaugh calls you “Low-Information Voters.” I totally get it. That would hack me off, too, and for what it’s worth, I’d like to apologize for any hurt feelings. No, seriously. I sincerely mean it, I really do. Because if being called a Low Information Voter upsets you, what I am about to tell you will really get your …

By Greg Conterio | November 6, 2014 | 7 Comments
Boehner McConnell

Dear Republicans,

Congratulations on your positively stunning win on November 4th! I am delighted, as I am sure is everyone on the right, to see your electoral efforts succeed beyond even the wildest hopes. I have to admit, I was among the many who debated the wisdom of running on a purely negative platform this election, as the party of not-Obama, rather than putting forth an agenda to vote for. But your strategy has succeeded in spades, and you deserve kudos …

By Greg Conterio | September 14, 2014 | 77 Comments
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If you have ever tried arguing with a liberal, leftist or progressive, at some point you have inevitably come away frustrated by your apparent inability to “win” an argument, despite proving conclusively the other side is objectively wrong.  The subject doesn’t matter, it could be the failure of Obama’s foreign policy, the IRS targeting scandal, tax policy, (lack of) Global Warming, or “helping” the poor.  There in fact is a literal parade of liberal/leftist social policies and issues that have been unequivocal, …

By Greg Conterio | July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Like many other conservatives, every now & then I like to “take a walk on the wild side,” and have a look at the sort of stuff liberals like to talk about among themselves.  Over on a fun little site called Forward Progressives, a writer by the name of Allen Clifton posted a piece last November titled 10 Questions Every Liberal Should Ask Every Republican.

You know, I …