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 | November 19, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Ted Cruz Assails Government Overreach by Both Parties

The 4-minute video below is an excerpt from Sen. Ted Cruz’ presentation at the Federalist Society, Nov 14, 2013. Working with no notes or teleprompter (as usual), Cruz calls out both parties for federal overreach, although he focuses especially on Eric Holder’s Department of Justice.

Most Americans implicitly assume that all conflicts in Washington are between Democrats and Republicans, and the daily political theatre in the media reinforce that with countless point-counterpoint confrontations between representatives of the two parties. But the really …

By David Leeper | November 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

As the old saying goes, when you’re up to your [elbows] in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp.

Entitlement growth, exploding debt, rapacious taxation, oppressive regulation, illegal immigration, IRS/DOJ/EPA/DHS/HHS/NSA abuses, …, and the list just keeps on growing.

What’s a conservative activist to do?

Should we continue fighting these Big Government abuses and usurpations one at a time? Should we continue trying to “elect the right people” to Washington? Sure. Carry on. But an …

By David Leeper | November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Rep. Trey Gowdy Bashes Obama Administration for Costly Trainwreck at ‘healthcare.gov’

With a truckload of common sense, biting sarcasm, and his withering prosecutorial tone, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) carves up the Obama administration for the debacle that is healthcare.gov.

Gowdy wants to get the testimony of the White House Info-Tech chief Todd Park so that the American people can hear what went wrong at the half-billion-dollar website that took three years to develop.

Godspeed, Mr. Gowdy!

By David Leeper | November 10, 2013 | 6 Comments
Video: Raging Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams the Scams of Obamacare

With her biting sarcasm and rapier wit, Judge Jeanine Pirro again guts Barack Obama for his naked duplicity and brazen lies to the American people. In particular, she focuses on the “Obamacare Scams” being foisted on the American middle class, the group Barack Obama outrageously claims to care so much about.

By David Leeper | November 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

I’ve been watching Kathleen Sebelius’ struggles with a mixture of sympathy and scorn. I have some sympathy because after my 40 years in the engineering business I have a good feeling for how complex and difficult Obamacare is to implement.  I have scorn because she and her crew seem to have ignored what the industry has learned since 1975 about architecting and implementing complex systems.

What did she ignore? I think it’s best put in terms of classic aphorisms* from the art …

By David Leeper | November 9, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s almost a cliché now to say that the Affordable Care Act has been a massive overreach and unconstitutional power grab by the federal government.   Regarding the latter, with a mere slip of his pen, Chief Justice Roberts’ majority opinion declared the ACA to be Constitutional via a wretched contrivance that will go down in Supreme Court history alongside Wickard v. Filburn.  But the overreach is still very much there, …

By David Leeper | November 4, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Ezekiel Emanuel, Architect of Obamacare, Defends Big Government Healthcare

Regarding Obamacare, have you ever asked yourself: “Who’s the @#%@$ idiot who designed this damned thing?”

Well, one name now stands out as Obamacare’s “architect”. He is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s first chief of staff).

In the Nov 3, 2013, Fox News Sunday video below, and in a prior interview, Emanuel manages to sound like a parody of himself and every other self-righteous Leftist, exuding paternalism, condescension,  and unearned moral superiority.

Pay special attention to the discussion starting at …

By David Leeper | November 2, 2013 | 6 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Blasts Obama: Mr President, You’ve Lost ALL Credibility

Once again, the Judge speaks truth to power as she excoriates President Obama and his administration for lies and incompetence.

Does he care? Will anyone on his staff be fired? Or are all their failures just so many resumé enhancements? Will he buy their loyalty and silence with promotions and bonuses?

By David Leeper | October 30, 2013 | 8 Comments
Video: Cavuto Bashes Obama for Broken Promises, Inaction, and Lies

Confronting Barack Obama bluntly and brutally for his lies, broken promises, and inaction, Neil Cavuto’s 3-minute razor-sharp monologue of October 29 says what so many millions of Americans would like to say directly to the president if only they could.

Namely, and specifically with regard to Obamacare —

You and your sycophants cannot lay this one off on anyone else. You yourself lied to us and betrayed us, Mr. President.

Even some of Obama’s most loyal worshipers in the Democrat-servile media are now calling …

By David Leeper | October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Video: Jonah Goldberg Mocks Democrats for Their Calls to Delay Obamacare

In an irony too delicious for words, Democrats are now clamoring for the same Obamacare delays that Republicans wanted only a few weeks earlier.  At that time, the Democrats shut down the government rather than accept those delays!

In this 16-second clip from Fox Special Report, Oct 25, Jonah Goldberg expresses his mock outrage in words that the Democrats will surely understand because they are the Democrats’ own words coming back at them.