For my primary job, I am a LAN infrastructure engineer/project manager for Con Edison of New York. I manage CAT-5e and fiber optic cable installation projects; design and build LAN rooms; and work with battery backups (UPS), automatic transfer switches, and environmental monitoring equipment. My second job is pizza delivery. I am an instrument-rated private pilot and use Microsoft's FSX and X-Plane 9.0 to stay proficient. I am also a recreational saltwater fisherman. I am married without children and live in Staten Island, NY. I have an MBA from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor in Journalism from St. John's University.


    Losing a Beauty Contest for being against gay marriage?

    I was going to write my next “generic conservatism” post about Mayor Bloomberg, RINOs, and term limits, but the following subject is a little more timely right now. Bloomberg is a subject I can handle more at my leisure. Without further adieu…. The fallout over “Miss California” Carrie Prejean’s position on gay marriage is yet another example of political correctness (PC) run amok and of | Read More »

    AK Gov. Sarah Palin on In-State Gas Pipeline and Court Ruling on Off-Shore Drilling

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on April 17, 2009 urged lawmakers to approve “$9 million in preparatory funding for pipeline work in this year’s public works budget” (Gasline, 2009, ¶1). Interestingly, some House Finance Committee members were concerned that Governor Palin’s administration did not “adequately communicate its position on an in-state gasline” (Gas line, 2009, ¶2). Members of the administration have testified before committees. In addition, | Read More »

    Are we now all “right-wing extremists?”

    This entry marks my first posting on a subject matter other than the one I usually cover. It is being posted exclusively here at Red State. By now, everyone is familiar with the DHS report on “right-wing extremism” that has been cussed and discussed by people from all sides of the issue. I think it’s time to take a step back and review some history | Read More »

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Speech in Vandenburg, IN

    Michael Steele’s Introduction Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Commentary We started with a beautiful and supportive introduction by Michael Steele. “On that Saturday (author’s note: it was actually Friday), when she was announced as the vice presidential nominee for the Republican Party, I was one proud Republican. I was one very happy Republican. I watched this | Read More »

    Alaska’s Showdown: Governor vs. Legislature

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is locked in several battles with the Alaska State Legislature over four core items: Nominating a State Senator for Juneau (District B) to replace Kim Elton who took a patronage job with the Obama administration; The stimulus bill: the legislature wants to take all the money, while Governor Palin has refused money that involves greater federal control over state affairs, results | Read More »

    I was Wrong…and I’m staying (updated April 16, 2009)

    In a fit of anger a few days ago, I deleted some comments off my blogs following some heated exchanges. And in another fit of anger, I had announced my intention to cease blogging here — which is in strikeout text below. Tonight, one of the users whose comments I deleted — AKSteve — gave me some helpful thoughts. As I read his words, I | Read More »

    Governor Palin Testifies on AK’s Outer Continental Shelf and Announces Point Thomson Oil Rig Mobilization (Updated: 2306 EDT)

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on April 14, 2009 testified “before Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in a federal hearing in Anchorage, urging the Obama administration to” permit responsible development of oil and gas resources in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in a five-year leasing program (Testimony Release, 2009, ¶1). “A national energy policy that includes conservation, expanded renewable sources and wise, responsible use of | Read More »

    Governor Palin on Leaving the State and the Legislature’s Record

    Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on April 13, 2009 defended her forthcoming 36-hour absence from Juneau. The salient point of the defense is in the statement by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Mike Nizich, who worked for seven governors including Governor Palin: “Every governor has traveled during the legislative session. Had this group done its homework, they would have realized that Governor Palin has had numerous | Read More »

    Nelson, WAR, and Stimulus Status Update — April 12, 2009

    Nelson Rejected for State Senate Seat On April 9, 2009, Alaska State Senate Democrats rejected Governor Palin’s second nominee Joe Nelson for the District B (Juneau) State Senate seat left vacant when former State Senator Kim Elton took a patronage job in the Obama administration (Cockerham, 2009, ¶1). The result is that neither the Governor nor the Senate Democrats got what they wanted and that | Read More »

    Alaska Trooper Wooten Still Harassing the Palins

    On April 11, 2009, fellow blogger Conservatives 4 Palin (C4P) reported that Alaska State Trooper Michael Wooten is still harassing the Palins to this day. C4P sourced an Esquire interview, which detailed the following: Wooten’s ex-wife Molly and Governor Palin’s then seven-year-old daughter Piper was sitting in Molly’s Honda Odyssey minivan, which has two electrically operated sliding side doors. Wooten claimed that Molly purposely closed | Read More »