Stories by David Leeper
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 …
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, …
“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 …
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 …
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.”
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, …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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!