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About Me

A friendly Christian family man who is an unabashed conservative American and loves to make people think and laugh. Married to Lori for 28 years (she deserves a medal for this!). I have two sons and an English Springer spaniel who smiles and goes bonkers for dog cookies.

I'd like to meet

Any person who can look you in the eye when telling you something, someone who cares for someone else besides themselves, someone who calls, emails or stops by who doesn't want anything other than to spend a few minutes of face time with you, someone who believes character and integrity still mean something, someone who will stick with you even when the chips are down and someone who loves to share a laugh or two - besides my wife, kids and the dog.

Activities

Member of the local Republican Party's Executive Committee; blogging on Sodahead; playing Texas Hold 'em online (no money); reading; repairing computers.

Interests

Politics, reading, computers, writing and funny stories.

Favorite Music

I am a classic rocker and usually listen to www.accuradio.com where I can listen to over 600 stations without commercials on my computer.

Favorite TV Shows

Gold Rush, Storage Wars, Grey's Anatomy, Revenge

Favorite Movies

Schindler's List, Shawshank Redemption, Winds of War, War & Remembrance, Driving Miss Daisy, Caddy Shack and movies with Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Nick Nolte or Harrison Ford.

Favorite Books

Ameritopia, We've Been Had, Demonic, Crimes Against Liberty; Liberty & Tyranny, The 5000 Year Leap, Teaching the Pig to Dance, See I Told You So, Guilty, Do As I Say, and a zillion other political/historical themed conservative books.

Favorite Quotes

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."
—Marcus Tullius Cicero106 BC – 43 BC

"Experience is not the best teacher. Other people's experience is best because they have saved you a lot of failures."

"Opportunity is never lost. If you let one go by, there will always be someone else who will take advantage of it."

"There are two things in nature which are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, but I'm not so sure about the first one." A. Einstein

Here are some of my own quotations:

"One aspect of being highly intelligent is knowing when to dummy up."

"Always regard it as a compliment when an idiot calls you stupid. You can be certain the opposite it true."

"I don't particularly care too much for those who go strictly by the book. The book was created for those who do not know how to think."

"Every morning when I look in the mirror to shave, it reminds me that God has a very keen sense of humor."

"If we are all judged by the way we look, then I am in BIG trouble!"

"If you see someone escape the consequences of their stupidity, just chalk it up to one more instance of God smiling on the brainless."

"A kindness is never wasted even if it was bestowed upon someone who didn't deserve it. I believe God always repays in kind for your deeds towards others."

"There is a world of difference between cheap and inexpensive."

"Knowledge and wisdom are not the same thing. I have known some very educated people whom I know sit on the edge of their beds in the morning wondering which sock goes on what foot."

"It's a crying shame that stupidity isn't an Olympic event."

"That is as ridiculous as trying to eat a slice of blueberry pie without the chocolate ice cream - it's unheard of!"

"There is never a shortage of idiots, is there?"

Favorite Heroes

My uncles Bill and Lou; Ronald Reagan; all members of America's Armed Forces, their families and veterans. My son, Derek, is America's best Airman in the USAF!

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  • Not-A-RINO
  • Male
  • MI, US
  • 2008/02/22 23:21:09
  • 2014/02/26 14:02:59
  • January 01
  • Married
  • Straight
  • Expressing Myself
  • Some College
  • Full-Time
  • Real Estate
  • Christian
  • Proud Parent
  • Conservative
  • White/Caucasian