David Leeper
David Leeper

David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011. His 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 42 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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By David Leeper | October 2, 2013 | 4 Comments

Memo to Kathleen Sebelius:

It’s called “load testing”, Madam Secretary.

Every large, mission-critical, software/network system undergoes load testing and performance testing before it is pressed into service.

What happened October 1st at healthcare.gov? I tried using the system. I saw nice pictures of smiling people, but I couldn’t get past the first few screens before the system stopped responding.  Even the “Live Chat” box didn’t work.

Did your systems people …

By David Leeper | September 29, 2013 | 3 Comments
Video: Dennis Lynch: “They Come to America”, Scottsdale, Nov 1, 2013

By Susan Leeper

Americans feel like we’re taking care of non-citizens before we’re taking care of our own

Dennis Lynch is an award-winning entrepreneur and documentary filmmaker.  His two-part documentary film “They Come to America  Parts I and II, The Cost of Illegal Immigration and Amnesty,”” show how porous and unsecured our southern border is, how immigration law is not being enforced, the effect of immigration on American jobs, and the dangers of terrorism.

Lynch will be in Scottsdale, AZ, on November 1, …

By David Leeper | September 29, 2013 | 16 Comments
Video: VIDEO: Ted Cruz Shines Again, Owns David Gregory on Meet the Press

On Meet the Press, Sept 29, David Gregory challenged Ted Cruz with standard Democrat talking points. Ted Cruz stood tall, graciously correcting the flaws in Gregory’s leading questions.

Gregory baits Cruz, trying to get angry responses.  But like a judo master, Cruz deflects every jab and stays on target. Cruz is a class act, all the way.

Over the past week, who has better represented the American people? Who has sounded more presidential? Who has focused on the issues and engaged in …

By David Leeper | September 28, 2013 | 1 Comment
Video: Videos: Judge Jeanine Pirro and Dr. Ben Carson Rip into Obamacare

Sept 28, 2013: Judge Jeanine thrashes Obama and his minions for juvenile, uncivil behavior in defending the debacle known as Obamacare.

In a second segment, Dr. Ben Carson backs up the judge, calling Obamacare an ill-conceived disaster that is so badly designed that he conjectures it was deliberately planned to fail.


By David Leeper | September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Sebelius asks for Obamacare Videos: This one is going viral!

Poor Kathleen Sebelius. She just can’t get a break. When she offered $30,000 in prizes for Obamacare videos, is this what she had in mind?

Well done, Remy!  Nice catchy tune … I’m still whistling it … I hope you get a prize, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

By David Leeper | September 27, 2013 | 3 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle’s War Story for John McCain

This Sept 26 “Afterburner” video from Bill Whittle tells the story of a recent incident with Iranian jet fighters that is reminiscent of the opening scene in the movie Top Gun.  Whittle’s narrative ends with a pointed suggestion for John McCain.

Are you out there Senator?  On Sept 25, I saw you reach a new low point with your condescending treatment of Senator Ted Cruz on the Senate floor.

Your support of Barack Obama’s short-sighted decision …

By David Leeper | September 26, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Video: Obama Mocks Fox — Cavuto Strikes Back!

His jacket gone, his sleeves rolled up, and his people props behind him, President Obama is back on the campaign trail hyping Obamacare by mocking Fox News.

This does not sit well with Neil Cavuto.  In response, he takes the president to task with a crisp bullet-list of Obamacare’s failures, broken promises, and unintended consequences.  Like nails being pounded into a coffin, Cavuto’s list makes a compelling case: Obamacare really does look like a “train wreck.”

I don’t know, Mr. President. Your …

By David Leeper | September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Video: Krauthammer Attacks Cruz and Political Strategy — Avoids Core Issues

We the People want Obamacare defunded, delayed, or repealed. That’s what We the People have been saying to Washington, and Washington has not been not listening.

That’s the core issue. That was Senator Ted Cruz’s principal issue in his marathon speaking session before the Senate. And the media are complicit because they focus so much time on Cruz and political machinations rather than that core issue.

That’s even true of Fox, nominally the only conservative-friendly major news network. That’s even true of …

By David Leeper | September 24, 2013 | 6 Comments
Video: Who Needs Democrats When We Have Karl Rove?

I used to like Karl Rove. I thought he was an astute political analyst and strategist, and I thought he was on the “right” side of almost all issues. I even liked his little white board analyses. What’s more, the Left despised and demonized him. What higher recommendation could there be?

Then Rove promoted Mitt Romney as “Mr. Most Electable”, and his analyses predicted virtually certain victory. Ever since Romney lost, Rove has been sounding more and more like a …

By David Leeper | September 24, 2013 | 1 Comment
Video: Video: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre SMOKES David Gregory on Meet the Press!

On Sept 22, 2013, David Gregory of Meet the Press teed up the usual anti-gun talking points to Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP of the NRA.

LaPierre has heard it all before.  With bullet-pointed facts (no pun intended), he bats down every challenge Gregory can come up with.