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 | February 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

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

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

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 …

By Greg Conterio | March 13, 2014 | 2,231 Comments

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, 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 …

By Greg Conterio | February 19, 2014 | 7 Comments

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 …

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

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 …