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 12, 2013 | 37 Comments
Video: Video — A Snarling Judge Jeanine Pirro Declares: Throw Them All Out !

Condemning the stupefying incompetence and callous disregard for the families of veterans who died during the “shutdown”, Judge Jeanine lambastes the Obama administration, the Pentagon, and the whole collection of Washington political hacks. She is especially tough on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

The judge also decries our gargantuan national debt and the president’s desire to raise the debt ceiling yet again.  In the judge’s view, any Congress that leaves us with increased debt should have all members forfeit their entire Congressional …

By David Leeper | October 10, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Video: Senator Mike Lee on the Best Argument Ever Against Obamacare

On Oct. 9, Sen. Mike Lee made a great point:

The best argument against Obamacare is the behavior of the Obama administration during the “shutdown”.

The administration’s behavior thus far has been a vivid DO-WHAT-I-SAY-OR-ELSE demonstration.  Just imagine what will happen when national health care is put in the heavy hands of these big bullies in Washington.

What an opportunity for the party in power to reward its friends and punish its enemies! And if we  project forward to the single-payer system …

By David Leeper | October 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Decries Growing Lawlessness and Chaos in America

With the backdrop of the New York bikers attack on a family in an SUV, Judge Jeanine assails the growing lawlessness and chaos in America. She lays the blame at the feet of liberal government, political correctness, and general apathy on the part of the citizenry.  And with so little faith in law enforcement, some are taking the law into their own hands.

The federal government, under Barack Obama and Eric Holder, has set the tone.  The IRS targets citizens and …

By David Leeper | October 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: The Global Warming Debate Seen Through the Eyes of Homer Simpson

When it comes to global warming, Al Gore has famously said that “the debate is over“.   But today’s inconvenient truth is that the debate is most assuredly not over.

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, or NIPCC, has issued a report that contradicts findings of the UN-sanctioned Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. Both address the subject …

By David Leeper | October 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Rep. David Schweikert, AZ6, Calls for Civility and Truthfulness in Dialog

Here is a 5-minute clip of David Schweikert, AZ6, speaking from the floor of the House of Representatives.

David reminds all of Congress of past pledges to conduct dialog in a civil manner, and he calls on Democrats, especially in the Senate, to avoid rhetoric about US debt service “default” that is both inflammatory and false.

By David Leeper | October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Thanks to the Shutdown, We Finally Got Some Zero-Based Budgeting!

It was a clumsy way to get there, but thanks to the government “shutdown”, we finally have some zero-based budgeting at the federal level — even if only for a few days!

Folks, there are 479 (that’s FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE) federal agencies and departments.  Have some fun by clicking this link and you can see all of them listed alphabetically by name.  Each name is itself a …

By David Leeper | October 5, 2013 | 13 Comments

When it comes to clarity,there are few that can match Thomas Sowell.

Here are excerpts from his incisive article “Who Shut Down the Government?” (emphasis and links added). Please see also a Memo to the GOP at the bottom of this page.

There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare.

This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional …

By David Leeper | October 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Video: Desperate & Delusional Harry Reid Cries: “The Tea Party is Anarchist!”

In the clip below, a frustrated and desperate old man tries to defend Big Government with childish name-calling.  He is Harry Reid, and he is losing his fight against We the People.

In this short clip, Reid doubles down on his desperate, whiny, name-calling strategy.  He again calls Tea Party Movement (TPM) advocates anarchists. Absurdly, he claims that those who believe in Constitutionally limited government don’t believe in government at any level.

What can we take from this?

First, shame on him. Reid is slandering …

By David Leeper | October 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Video: Harry Reid’s Appalling Arrogance and Ignorance of the Constitution

In an Oct 2 press conference, for all the world to see, Senate majority leader Harry Reid displayed his breathtaking arrogance and his astonishing ignorance of the US Constitution.

This guy is the Senate Majority Leader? How did he ever get that position?  Was it his charisma? Was it his fealty to the US Constitution that he took an oath to uphold? Or was it just total-time-in-his-seat, i.e., simple brain-dead seniority? Is that really how it’s done in the

By David Leeper | October 2, 2013 | 2 Comments

Decades ago, when I first began looking at car, home, and health insurance, my dad gave me some good advice.  He recommended that I buy only enough insurance to cover those risks that I could not afford to cover on my own. Do not, he said, become “insurance poor” as some of his friends had.

That was good advice. That’s the basic principle behind insurance. Buy coverage for what you can’t cover on your own.

Clearly a major house fire or …