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 13, 2014 | 1,593 Comments
ted_cruz

by Patrick Colliano and Gregory Conterio
(Christopher Cook, ed.)

Are you confused about the claim that Ted Cruz is not a natural-born citizen, with all its attendant disinformation? Well, here is your answer.

We have gathered together the top arguments of those who challenge Senator Cruz’s eligibility to serve as president, along with exhaustive research and links to original sources, and condensed it all into one, bite-sized yet authoritative piece.  We have done all the work for you, assembling a definitive reference you can use any …

By Greg Conterio | February 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jan Brewer Veto SB1062

Yesterday I published a short piece on SB1062 over at BillTrack50.com, and have been thinking a lot about it since.  I have mixed-feelings about this now-vetoed bill.  Perhaps most of all, I am sad and disappointed that a bill like this should be thought to be needed, but the unfortunate truth is our freedom of association, and even our right not to be compelled to labor against our will have both been seriously eroded by our federal government.  SB1062 …

By Greg Conterio | February 19, 2014 | 7 Comments
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1856 all over again

I very rarely disagree with the great Thomas Sowell.  After all, he is an intellectual giant to my puny little ant-self.  But even the brightest can miss important details, as I think Sowell does in “Cruz Control?”  It’s a very short post, and as with everything Sowell ever publishes, I highly encourage you to read it, but to synopsize, Sowell here cautions that leaders like Ted Cruz risk fracturing the right-side of the political spectrum …

By Greg Conterio | February 11, 2014 | 22 Comments
Charles Darwin

Are conservatives really “anti-science” as charged by partisan liberals and pundits?  Usually one sees this accusation raised in the context of issues like Global Warming, which is silly, since science is actually strongly on the side of the skeptics in this argument.  Yet one of the sure ways to get certain segments of the conservative movement to grab their torches and pitch-forks is to mention Charles Darwin, one of the giants of the scientific renaissance during the Victorian era.  I …

By Greg Conterio | November 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
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John Hinderaker over at Powerline has a short but hard-hitting little piece on Obamacare in which he urges us not to get distracted by a website.  He is absolutely right.

To some of us who bothered to familiarize ourselves with what was actually in the bill, none of this is a surprise.  Not that fact that you can’t keep your insurance or your doctor, even if you like them.  Not the fact that the average family will pay MORE, …

By Greg Conterio | November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
typhoon-philippine

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and the devastation it wrought upon the Philippines, we have had the usual round of climate alarmist hysterics about anthropogenic global warming.  The comments of the Phillipine representative to the UN Climate Change talks however deserve special mention.  In his overwrought, emotional address, Naderev “Yeb” Sano made an array of assertions:

“Science tells us that simply, climate change will mean more intense tropical storms . . .  As the Earth warms up, that …

By Greg Conterio | September 11, 2013 | 4 Comments
Vlad talking to Bashar

September 11, 2013, early in the morning in Vladimir Putin’s private office, a cell phone rings…

Putin: “Da, go for Vlad!”

Assad: “Hey Vlad, it’s Bashar.  Did you see it?”

Putin: “Oh my GOD!!! HAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HAAAA! Actually, was watching MacGyver re-run on Hulu, and almost forgot. Switched just in time, and good thing, was even funnier than Golden Girls!!”

Assad: “What a putz! I especially liked the part where he said he must bomb us because I was a threat to national security, but Americans …

By Greg Conterio | August 27, 2013 | 491 Comments
ted_cruz

As the American political right begins to set its sights on the 2016 presidential election, a bit of a kerfuffle has persisted over the eligibility of Ted Cruz, should he decide to seek the Republican nomination.  Most confusing for some may be the persistent voices on the right who insist Cruz is ineligible.  While I find it incredibly bizarre that people who are staunchly on the right would be spending so much energy trying to disqualify one of strongest, most …

By Greg Conterio | August 5, 2013 | 4 Comments
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Imagine for a moment, being the son of Amy Richards, and discovering one day that you were in fact one of three triplets, of which your siblings were identical twins.  But your early childhood was not spent alone due to some misfortunate accident, some act of God, but rather because your mother had deliberately killed your two siblings beside you in the womb.  What if she had picked one of the other two to be the One Who Lived?

The mind …

By Greg Conterio | August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The economy is bad.  Let’s be honest—despite the spin, with the media trying to convince us all that less than 2% annual GDP growth is a good-thing, and 7% unemployment represents “light at the end of the tunnel,” the economy is still bad.  I hear from my clients across a variety of industries, and they agree—it’s bleak.  Everyone is hurting.  The talk is whether this really is the “new normal.”  For the first time in my adult life, I hear …