Off Topic: We’re back!

One of the questions I get the most when people find out I’m retired from the Air Force at such a young age is “Do you miss it?”  I can honestly say that I don’t.  I have a lot of things going on, raising kids, blogging here at Frank’s Place, trying to get a book published, etc… that I don’t really miss it after 22 years of service.  Every once in a while I miss certain aspects of it, and that usually stems from running into guys or girls I served with and start tripping down memory lane.

One of those trips down memory lane prompted me to move my political blogging that I used to do here, to a new site with an old friend from my Air Force days, Tony Hupp.  It’s called Unfiltered and Unfettered: The World Explained – by Us.  It’s politics, but it’s a lot of social and cultural stuff too.

There you can read Tony’s take down of the ridiculous 32oz soda ban in NY, Tony’s take down of the word police and political correctness, Tony’s take down of the haters attacking Victoria Secret ads and lingerie shows.  In short, aggravate The Tony at your peril.  Oh, I did a pretty decent, (if I do say so – and I do), takedown of PETA.

Tony and I met as instructors at the Noncommissioned Officers Academy in Knoxville Tennessee.  After a few years we ended up in the same branch of the Academy doing broadcast work for the Air National Guard’s Warrior Network.  It was all about distance learning, live interactive education programs, etc.

Tony was the gold standard of live educational broadcasting and I was fortunate enough to learn from and co-anchor the desk with him for two+ years.  We were live on the air four hours a night, two nights a week, for about seven months out of the year.  No commercials either.

Live television was the best thing I ever did in the Air Force.  Except for that time I got lost in the jungle in Panama and walked into a gorilla’s dumping ground and then got chased by fire ants while I was trying to pee, but that’s a different story.

Well a new trip down military memory lane has spawned a new idea and a new venture.

So it turns out we have both been missing our time on the air, and after my friend Kevin said we should get back to that somehow, we figured out a way.  We started a pod cast.

Uh wut?

Yeah man, a podcast!

Tony and I have decided to take to the airwaves.  Again.

So live, (well, previously recorded really), from The Monolith, Studio 1B it’s UNfiltered and UNfettered: The World Explained – by Us.

We have mics and everything.  see.

The Snowball, from Blue Microphones

The Snowball, from Blue Microphones


















Yeah strictly audio…. for now.  I’m working on Hupp to get back on TV.  We’ll see.

We finished the first show Thursday night, Tony is editing, and it should be posted at our joint blog Unfiltered & Unfettered, Friday or Saturday.

You’ll hear my views on the game with-in the game surrounding the Kerry nomination, our views on the inauguration speech, and a lively debate on Hill-dogg’s Benghazi testimony.  Plus some fun stuff too.  And that’s just the first episode.

So if you’re tired of reading our stuff, just come for the listen.  Then drop us an e-mail at and tell us what you thought, think or might be thinking. Comments, questions, debate welcome.  We’ll even answer them on an upcoming podcast.

Come back Friday or Saturday and hear what two old, retired, military guys sound like when they complain about everything.

That’s some quality weekend entertainment right there.

Don’t miss it!

Statler & Waldorf or Hupp and Linardo.  Who knows?

Statler & Waldorf or Hupp & Linardo. Who knows?