David Leeper
David Leeper

David Leeper’s 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 41 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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By David Leeper | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: April 15 Tax Day Address by Virtual President Bill Whittle

Here are 7 minutes of common sense about taxes from “Virtual President” Bill Whittle, appropriately delivered on Tax Day, April 15.

Virtual President Whittle favors a simple flat tax of 18% for all Americans and corporations. Such a system has huge advantages, not the least of which is that it would generate massive unemployment among Washington’s lobbyists. With no carve-outs and exceptions to buy, they’d have to find a real job, and Washington’s politicians (in both parties) wouldn’t be able to …

By David Leeper | April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: Benghazi: Judge Pirro Calls Former CIA Chief Mike Morrell a ‘Political Whore’

Just when you thought Judge Jeanine couldn’t get any hotter over Benghazi, she uncorks this blistering “Opening Statement”, calling former CIA Chief Michael Morell a “political whore” for scrubbing CIA reports to remove references to Islamic terrorism and substituting lies in order to protect Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects.

Here is the judge’s “Opening Statement” from April 12, 2014.

More tempered but still sharply critical analysis of Morrell’s testimony before Congress may be found here.

By David Leeper | April 12, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Cavuto: Thanks to Obama’s Lies, No One Believes His Numbers Any More

Here is a blunt editorial from Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on why President Obama has lost all credibility when it comes to numbers – namely, he has lied too often.

Leading the parade are numbers for Obamacare new enrollees, illegal aliens deported, and green-energy jobs created. On closer examination, every one of these numbers appear has been slanted, fudged, and biased for short-term political advantage.

So when it comes to just about any critical number about the economy or anything else, Obama has …

By David Leeper | April 10, 2014 | 4 Comments
IRS officials face the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC.

With passion, eloquence, and plain-spoken analogies, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) explodes over Lois Lerner’s declaration of 17 self-serving exculpatory assertions followed by refusal to answer any questions about those assertions on the grounds that doing so might incriminate her.

If Lerner’s lawyer didn’t tell her how to properly use her 5th Amendment privileges, he should, of course, be fired. Perhaps Lerner is hoping to get a “Mulligan” on her 17 assertions on the grounds that her counsel was incompetent(?). …

By David Leeper | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: From Un-Affordable to Un-Available – Obamcare’s Epic Fail

We were told it would get better over time, but it’s getting worse — much worse. The “Affordable” Care Act has already been nicknamed the “Un-Affordable” Care Act because of skyrocketing premiums. Now it could also be called the “Un-Available” Care Act because the Obamacare marketplace is shut down until January 1, 2015.

Here’s a 3-minute summary of the situation:

Is this what Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had in mind?  The law they still like to brag about is hurting people. Real …

By David Leeper | April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

Obama sycophants and apologists are fond of telling us how health insurance premium increases have moderated, and in some cases actually declined, since the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was passed.

Apparently the key word there is “passed” — not “activated”.

What’s happened since activation last October? And what’s happened now that real money is being paid into ACA plans? See for yourself in the graphs below, from a Morgan Stanley survey of 148 insurance brokers.

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By David Leeper | April 7, 2014 | 14 Comments
Video: Catherine Engelbrecht, Friend to Freedom, Enemy of Big Government

Catherine Engelbrecht dared to speak up about the integrity of the electoral system. She didn’t just worry about it, write about it, or complain about it. She founded and organized True The Vote, recruited volunteers to research voter data bases, and trained volunteer poll watchers in both parties to monitor the process.

Ms Engelbrecht is a citizen, in the very best sense of the word, pro-individual freedom, pro-Constitution, anti-tyranny. She is the kind of citizen our Founders …

By David Leeper | April 5, 2014 | 8 Comments
Video: Trey Gowdy Assails Congressman Who Whines about Being Underpaid

Does Rep. Jim Moran (VA8, D) have an attitude problem?

Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC4, R) thinks so after hearing Moran complain that a Congressman’s $174,000 per year compensation is not enough “to live decently” in Washington.

Gowdy compares Moran’s salary to that of Gowdy’s wife (a teacher), his sheriff, firefighters, and other public servants. The comparison does not speak well for Moran or any other Congressman who thinks as Moran does.

What do you think of Rep. Gowdy’s down-home, plain-spoken, sharp-tongued style? I …

By David Leeper | April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: ‘Building the Machine’ – An Indictment of Common Core

On March 31, 2014, the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) released a documentary titled Building the Machine. This is a professionally produced documentary-style film that examines the controversial Common Core State Standards and their predicted impact on the American education system and our children.

This documentary is overwhelmingly negative about Common Core or any other centrally planned, one-size-fits-all education standard, especially when imposed via federal government bribery using federal taxpayers’ own dollars or layering on still …

By David Leeper | April 3, 2014 | 16 Comments
vote twice

Attorney General Eric Holder is already infamous for declaring that there is no evidence of fraud in US elections.  And when confronted with the evidence that others put before him, Holder ignores it, buries it, declares it “a stunt“, and/or condemns it as “vote suppression.”

Meanwhile, Holder’s cohorts in the Obama administration and Democrat party attack the citizens who have uncovered evidence of fraud, hoping to chill any further attempts. Thank goodness …