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 8, 2013 | 2 Comments
IRS Building

Most everyone has seen the chart above. When I first saw it, I thought it was satire. But it’s a good faith attempt to show the organizations and interfaces needed to implement Obamacare.  No kidding.

Of course the chart doesn’t show what goes on inside the boxes, but Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) has dipped into just one of them — the IRS box at the top-center of the chart.  They have listed 47 differerent …

By David Leeper | March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rumors have circulated for years about school-administrator-driven cheating on standardized tests.  Abrupt improvements in student scores, sometimes followed by abrupt drops in the scores when security is improved, has rightly raised suspicions.

Now, in an Atlanta school district with 52,000 children, many of them poor, the scandal has broken wide open.  On March 29, the New York Times reported:

In the fall of 2010, Ms. [Jackie] Parks, a third-grade teacher at Venetian Hills Elementary School in southwest Atlanta, …

By David Leeper | March 25, 2013 | 1 Comment
iStock 20492165 MD - American and Israeli flags

In his trip to Israel last week, President Obama famously said:

“We have your back.”

Sounds good, no?  Well, we’ll see.  Obama is a master at rhetorical flourishes that later turn out to just that and nothing more.

For example, consider these famous Barack Obama lines:

1. On February 24, 2009, in a speech to Congress, Barack Obama said:

“I asked this Congress to send me a recovery plan … not because I believe in bigger government — I …

By David Leeper | March 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Virtual President Bill Whittle: A Strategy for Taking Back Our Country

On February 18, professional speaker Bill Whittle addressed a meeting of the Orange Country GOP.  As he has done several times before, Bill was mostly “in character” as our Virtual President, speaking as we conservatives wish our president would speak.  As usual, he was excellent, delivering an inspiring pep talk for conservatives and conservatism.

But there is more …

Starting at 16:40 on the video timeline, Bill discusses what I believe is the single …

By David Leeper | March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Joe Biden, Women, and Shotguns

In this 2-minute clip, Vice President Joe Biden offers advice to “Kate”, who is concerned that pending gun control restrictions will make it difficult to buy a home defense weapon like the AR-15.

The columnist Charles Krauthammer has referred to VP Biden as “The Sage of Wilmington.”  After his performance here, we might want to shorten that to “Shotgun Joe.”

By David Leeper | March 11, 2013 | 2 Comments
Gasoline_20_cents Aug 2011

Summary: Our government’s runaway borrowing is risking runaway inflation.  One way We the People can limit that risk is to practice, in advance, the use of optional, alternative currencies — specifically those based on gold or silver coin and bullion.  Starting with coins in our pockets and moving to gold- and silver-bullion debit cards, it’s a way for the states to survive the Federal Reserve’s debasement of our currency.  It’s legal, it’s Constitutional, and some states, …

By David Leeper | February 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

Fearless prediction:

In the coming months, the president, his cronies, and his servile press will blame everything from meteors to male pattern baldness on the “Sequester.” 

Frankly, I welcome the change.  Blaming Bush and Global Warming used to be funny, but after four years of it, that’s just tiresome.  With the Sequester, I look forward to a whole new round of unintentional Leftist humor.

Reminder to the Left: The Sequester flag drops on March 1.  Have at it, …

By David Leeper | February 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Republicans fume over Obama’s management by crisis and his unwillingness to bring parties together directly, himself, to work out solutions.  What I think they are missing is that he is not unwilling.  He’s unable, he’s incapable, and he cannot afford the risk further exposure.

Ever since Obama got his clock cleaned by Paul Ryan in February 2010, he has tried his best to avoid repeating such embarrassments.  The president has little substantive knowledge and virtually no talent …

By David Leeper | February 24, 2013 | 7 Comments
Video: Ex Secret Service Agent Speaks Out on “Gun Control” and Elections

Here is a passionate speech, now going viral, by ex Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino.  Bongino spoke at a Guns Across America Rally, January, 2013.

Some of Bongino’s key points:

There is no such thing as gun control, there is only people control.

In over 15 years in law enforcement, I never arrested or investigated anyone for a gun crime who owned his gun legally.

We live in a society of wolves.  You do not fight back by creating more sheep.

Most importantly — regarding …

By David Leeper | February 21, 2013 | 5 Comments
Video: Virtual Inaugural Address on Guns by Bill Whittle, Virtual President of the United States

Here’s another fine presentation by Bill Whittle, Virtual President of the United States.

This one is titled simply “Guns,” and he hits his key points in his usual artful, compelling style in the format of a virtual inaugural address. This is another Bill Whittle video that will likely go viral.

Keep ‘em coming, Mr. Virtual President!