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 | February 15, 2014 | 7 Comments

Do your remember the famous 2009 picture (at right) of a grinning Barack Obama, with white-coated minions basking in his aura as if he were a saintly messiah. Where are those (alleged) doctors now? What do they think now?

Well, just read the letter below of a real doctor, Kristin Held, to Aetna insurance, telling them in no uncertain terms she will not practice medicine by the dictates of Washington’s bureaucrats. Period.

[To Aetna Insurance, January 30, ...

By David Leeper | February 9, 2014 | 19 Comments
Video: Trey Gowdy Demolishes Obama and Obamacare in 5 Minutes!

President Obama and Obamacare’s supporters are desperate. They’re now pushing for a 3-year delay in the start of the law in order to get past the next two elections. Remember how Ted Cruz and conservatives only wanted a one-year delay?

Isn’t it odd that last fall Obama was so anxious to start up Obamacare by October 1 that he locked WWII vets out of their own memorial to bully the Senate into opposing the proposed 1-year delay? Do you …

By David Leeper | February 8, 2014 | 5 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro, Benghazi, Obama, O’Reilly – Feb 8, 2014

In another blistering “Opening Statement”, Judge Jeanine Pirro calls out Barack Obama for his transparent lies and contradictions about Benghazi, as voiced during his interview by Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday.

There was a joke among the old Soviet citizens that “The future is known. It’s the past that keeps changing.” It may be time to dust that off and start using it to describe the Obama administration’s flailing attempts to cover up its gross negligence in Benghazi.

This …

By David Leeper | February 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: Nick Dranias, Article V, AZ House of Representatives, Feb 4, 2014

On Feb 4, 2014, Nick Dranias (Goldwater Institute) addressed the Arizona State Legislature Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee in Hearing Room 1 at the House of Representatives.

Dranias’ subject was Article V Process 2, the state-legislature-driven process for amending the US Constitution.

Dranias spoke favorably of all Article V initiatives.  He champions one in particular — the Compact for America (CFA) that uses the established mechanism of interstate compacts to create a balanced budget amendment for the Constitution. Details are …

By David Leeper | February 3, 2014 | 12 Comments

On February 1, 2014, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner that included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6), both of whom spoke and answered questions from the (approximately) 100 people who attended.

My favorite topic that evening dealt with the Constitution’s Article V provision wherein state legislatures have the power to amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or …

By David Leeper | February 2, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Angry Judge Jeanine Pirro Mocks Barack Obama’s SOTU Happy Talk

Every week, millions rely on Judge Jeanine Pirro to express in words the anger they feel toward an increasingly out-of-touch, overweaning, overtaxing, over-regulating, and overbearing federal government. In her Feb 1, 2014, “Opening Statement”, she did not disappoint.  See the video below where she offers a point-by-point refutation of all the “happy talk” in Barack Obama’s State-of-the-Union speech.

A friend of mine from the former Soviet Union, describing what life was like in that communist paradise said (and I paraphrase): “They …

By David Leeper | January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Viral Video: Get Konnected with the Kronies Action Figures!

Here’s a terrific spoof that skewers crony capitalists from both political parties.

Most Americans think being pro-business means being pro-competition. But it isn’t so. Big corporations do like competition when it comes to their suppliers, but when comes to their own business, they like Big Government rules that restrict or even shut out their competitors.

Health care insurance is a great example. The major carriers have lobbyists that can use campaign contributions and other considerations that get state legislators to erect barriers to …

By David Leeper | January 29, 2014 | 3 Comments
Video: Did Republicans Cause the “Shutdown”? John Boehner says “Yep,Yep,Yep”

It’s pretty rare when a politician gives a straight yes/no answer to a question.  Sad to say, we got one from John Boehner when he appeared on the Jay Leno Show, January 23, 2014.  Namely –

Jay Leno: This government shutdown, I think it’s safe to say to say most people blame the Republicans for that. Would you?

John Boehner: Yep. Yep. Yep.

Good grief, Mr. Speaker! You blame your own party for what Obama and Reid did to hurt Americans so they …

By David Leeper | January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Crowns Obama as “The Master of Contradiction”

Video: Like a woman pounding nails into a coffin, Judge Jeanine Pirro drives home point after point supporting her coronation of Barack Obama as The Master of Contradiction.

Judge Jeanine argues, compellingly, that on issue after issue, Obama has delivered soaring, high-minded rhetoric only to follow with policies and actions that belie his pious pronouncements.

And with few exceptions, the media still don’t call him out on it. By their silence and acquiescence, those media have done a great disservice to our …

By David Leeper | January 25, 2014 | 3 Comments
Video: Arizona GOP State Committeemen Censure Senator John McCain

Tempe, January 25, 2014: Arizona GOP State Committeemen have passed a non-binding resolution censuring Senator John McCain.

Following the meeting, LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz met with the press to announce the passage of the resolution and the motivations for drafting it. A video of Mr. Schwartz’s remarks appears below.

The text of the resolution is as follows:

FIRST UPDATE - January 26, 2014 -
Here is a short video clip of the actual voice vote on the resolution censuring John McCain.