"All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should."

Samuel Adams


I’m just a 40-something patriotic citizen that needs to vent in order to keep my head from exploding. I was born in New England but got to the great state of Texas in 1984 and have loved it. I’m as Texan as the natives will let me be… married a Texan, she gave birth to two little Texans, I’ve got the truck, the dog, the guns, and the love for quality Tex-Mex, breakfast tacos, barbecue and freshly killed venison.

Reading my posts might make you think I’m a lifelong conservative, any liberals reading this will probably think I’m a racist Tea Party nut job. Fact of the matter is that I consider myself conservative, but I lean libertarian, and I used to lean center left, not center right. For example, I voted for Bill Clinton both times, and GW Bush neither time. I voted for Romney both times because I felt he was the best candidate at the time that the elections rolled around. Perfect? Of course not, but he had legitimate, relative experience in both 2008 and 2012. McCain is a war hero, but was a crappy presidential candidate, and in my opinion the religious right derailed our chances in 2008 thanks to Huckabee’s refusal to exit the race due to his personal grudge against Romney, plus the well-intentioned yet out of touch seniors that fell for McCain’s war hero status. (See, I told you emotions screw things up)

Books Worth Reading

Here’s a list of books that I think all Americans should read. Most are about history, but I may sprinkle in some other topics. I update the list as I find new items, and the links take you to the Amazon page for the Kindle edition of each book.


FTR Radio

I also am a co-founder of FTRradio.com, the leading conservative internet talk radio station online today. I used to do my own weekly show, but the many challenges of juggling fatherhood and an awesome technology day job made it difficult for me to continue to produce a quality show. I’ve had the great honor of interviewing a variety of politicians including Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich, Ted Cruz and Herman Cain. I’ve also interviewed media celebrities including Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, David Horowitz, Steven Crowder and Richard Dreyfuss among others. in fact, video of one of my interviews with Andrew made it into the documentary “Hating Breitbart” and I was honored to have my name in the credits. He was a great man and is deeply missed. Head over to the mothership to check out what our hosts are talking about