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 | June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Rush Limbaugh Interviews Ted Cruz on Senate Immigration Bill

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a rising star among conservatives.  The audio clip below is a 19-minute interview of Cruz conducted by Rush Limbaugh on June 19. Cruz gives a lucid summary of the Senate immigration bill’s major issues and flaws.

Limbaugh doesn’t conduct many interviews, and this is the first he’s ever done with Sen. Cruz.   It’s all substance, and as usual, Cruz speaks plainly and clearly.  For those who’d like an update on what’s really right & wrong with …

By David Leeper | June 19, 2013 | 7 Comments

Thanks to President Obama’s clumsy “redlining” and John McCain’s agitating, America may soon be drawn into war again in the Middle East.

On February 23, 2013, The Economist magazine published a cover-story article entitled “Syria — the Death of a Country”.  In that article, Economist editors admonished America to get engaged in Syria.  They wrote:

Syria is more dangerous today than it was in October, when this newspaper called for a no-fly zone in order to …

By David Leeper | June 18, 2013 | 5 Comments
Video: Sen. Ted Cruz Speaks in Opposition to Gang-of-Eight Immigration Bill

June 11, 2013:  Clear, positive, and constructive, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks on the Senate floor in opposition to the 1076 pages of Gang-of-Eight immigration bill as it is currently written.

As the Obamacare bill did for Kathleen Sebelius, the Gang-of-Eight bill grants enormous discretionary authority to Janet Napolitano to grant waivers and exceptions without approval or review by Congress.  That makes this bill yet another abdication of Congress’ Constitutional authority via a bill so complex that our senators, representatives, and …

By David Leeper | June 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: A Low-Cost Border-Monitoring Technology that Could Keep Our Politicians Honest

A technologist/entrepreneur who lives right on the Arizona border with Mexico has been perfecting a low-cost approach to tally the number of people who are walking across the border.  As the debate over the immigration bill and its “triggers” intensifies, a technical approach like the one pioneered and championed by Glenn Spencer’s Border Technology, Inc. is becoming ever more important.

On April 20, 2013, the Arizona 2012 Project sponsored one of …

By David Leeper | June 15, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams Clapper, Holder, Clinton, Obama, Mueller, and Boehner.

Starting with the metaphor of a trustworthy chicken sandwich, the judge talks about the importance of trust in those upon whom we count.  In one of her video clips, even the president himself sounds sincere about the importance of trust in government officials.

So how do all those officials in the federal government stack up on trust?

Just plain lousy, as the judge outlines in her usual sharp-tongued Opening Statement.  After walking through the litany of lying over …

By David Leeper | June 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Frankly, I don’t often read Associated Press (AP) editorial material because so much of it is so mawkishly Left-leaning and supportive of Big Government that the articles make my teeth hurt.

But on June 10, Liz Sidoti published an editorial that felt like a gust of fresh air.  The article begins (emphasis added):

As a candidate, Barack Obama vowed to bring a different, better kind of leadership to the dysfunctional capital. He’d make government more efficient, …

By David Leeper | June 9, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Rand Paul and John Stossel Rip John McCain and Carl Levin for Browbeating Apple, Inc.

In a May 21 Senate hearing, John McCain, Carl Levin, and assorted other Senators conducted a modern-day inquisition on executives from Apple, Inc. In that so-called “hearing”, they publicly berated the executives for making a handsome profit overseas and legally leaving it there rather than voluntarily bringing it back to the US for a do-it-yourself mugging at the world’s highest corporate tax rate.

Only Rand Paul, present at the hearing, called the whole session for what it …

By David Leeper | June 9, 2013 | 12 Comments
Video: Rep. Trey Gowdy Lambasts IRS for Lavish Spending While Taxpayers Struggle

In this emotional 5-minute video, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) assails the IRS for obscene hotel and conference spending at the same time the IRS’s employers, the American taxpayers, are struggling to make ends meet.  While Gowdy targets only the IRS for its callously insensitive behavior. we all know this phenomenon is not unique to the IRS or GSA.  This is a core problem of Big Government, whether led by Democrats or Republicans.

Irresponsibility like this is inevitable in any organization that …

By David Leeper | June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Tours a Week Full of Obama-Regime Scandals

Pity poor Judge Jeanine Pirro.  Her Fox News show Justice airs only once a week.  At the rate that the Obama regime scandals and embarrassments are piling up, she doesn’t really have time to update us on all of them.  Her June 8 show must have been like being in a candy store — she wasn’t sure where to start.

Nonetheless, here is her incisive “Opening Statement” commentary on the past week’s growing collection of Obama-regime scandals.  The backdrop is the …

By David Leeper | June 8, 2013 | 5 Comments
Steven Miller, J. Russell George

When I heard Steven Miller, the haughty acting IRS commissioner, confess to providing “horrible customer service” at the May 17 House hearing, the coffee I was drinking almost came out my nose.

“Customer service?”

Taxpayers are no more a “customer” of the IRS than a sheep is a customer at a wool-shearing facility.  Neither the sheep nor the taxpayer can switch to another “provider” that offers better service and/or a better deal.

But what if …