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 | April 26, 2014 | 7 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Skewers Harry Reid for Lies, Abuse of Power, and Chutzpah

Judge Jeanine is back in full fury as she traces the Bundy ranch standoff back to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, his family, and his connections with the Chinese. She muses on how much she’d love to be a prosecutor again, interrogating Reid under oath.

Looking the camera straight in the eye, Judge Jeanine declares with a snarl: “Go ahead — lie to me, Harry — under oath!”

This video is from “Justice with Judge Jeanine”, April 26, 2014.

Perhaps Mr. Reid should …

By David Leeper | April 22, 2014 | 2 Comments
free-contradictions

The six contradictions of progressivism / liberalism /socialism in the United States of America:

1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims – yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in other …

By David Leeper | April 22, 2014 | 44 Comments
Video: Mark Levin assails AZ Sen. Andy Biggs’ blockage of SCR1016

At the hour of this writing, Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs appears to be blocking SCR1016 from a full senate floor vote. SCR1016 is a bill/resolution that would call for a convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution to restrain a runaway federal government and impose term limits on Congress.

Caller “Jessica” reaches Mark Levin on April 21 to discuss this issue.

Senate President Andy Biggs has a strong conservative voting record, and he has baffled and angered many serious …

By David Leeper | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: April 15 Tax Day Address by Virtual President Bill Whittle

Here are 7 minutes of common sense about taxes from “Virtual President” Bill Whittle, appropriately delivered on Tax Day, April 15.

Virtual President Whittle favors a simple flat tax of 18% for all Americans and corporations. Such a system has huge advantages, not the least of which is that it would generate massive unemployment among Washington’s lobbyists. With no carve-outs and exceptions to buy, they’d have to find a real job, and Washington’s politicians (in both parties) wouldn’t be able to …

By David Leeper | April 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: Benghazi: Judge Pirro Calls Former CIA Chief Mike Morrell a ‘Political Whore’

Just when you thought Judge Jeanine couldn’t get any hotter over Benghazi, she uncorks this blistering “Opening Statement”, calling former CIA Chief Michael Morell a “political whore” for scrubbing CIA reports to remove references to Islamic terrorism and substituting lies in order to protect Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects.

Here is the judge’s “Opening Statement” from April 12, 2014.

More tempered but still sharply critical analysis of Morrell’s testimony before Congress may be found here.

By David Leeper | April 12, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Cavuto: Thanks to Obama’s Lies, No One Believes His Numbers Any More

Here is a blunt editorial from Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on why President Obama has lost all credibility when it comes to numbers – namely, he has lied too often.

Leading the parade are numbers for Obamacare new enrollees, illegal aliens deported, and green-energy jobs created. On closer examination, every one of these numbers appear has been slanted, fudged, and biased for short-term political advantage.

So when it comes to just about any critical number about the economy or anything else, Obama has …

By David Leeper | April 10, 2014 | 4 Comments
IRS officials face the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC.

With passion, eloquence, and plain-spoken analogies, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) explodes over Lois Lerner’s declaration of 17 self-serving exculpatory assertions followed by refusal to answer any questions about those assertions on the grounds that doing so might incriminate her.

If Lerner’s lawyer didn’t tell her how to properly use her 5th Amendment privileges, he should, of course, be fired. Perhaps Lerner is hoping to get a “Mulligan” on her 17 assertions on the grounds that her counsel was incompetent(?). …

By David Leeper | April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: From Un-Affordable to Un-Available – Obamcare’s Epic Fail

We were told it would get better over time, but it’s getting worse — much worse. The “Affordable” Care Act has already been nicknamed the “Un-Affordable” Care Act because of skyrocketing premiums. Now it could also be called the “Un-Available” Care Act because the Obamacare marketplace is shut down until January 1, 2015.

Here’s a 3-minute summary of the situation:

Is this what Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had in mind?  The law they still like to brag about is hurting people. Real …

By David Leeper | April 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Obama sycophants and apologists are fond of telling us how health insurance premium increases have moderated, and in some cases actually declined, since the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) was passed.

Apparently the key word there is “passed” — not “activated”.

What’s happened since activation last October? And what’s happened now that real money is being paid into ACA plans? See for yourself in the graphs below, from a Morgan Stanley survey of 148 insurance brokers.

Says Dr. 

By David Leeper | April 7, 2014 | 14 Comments
Video: Catherine Engelbrecht, Friend to Freedom, Enemy of Big Government

Catherine Engelbrecht dared to speak up about the integrity of the electoral system. She didn’t just worry about it, write about it, or complain about it. She founded and organized True The Vote, recruited volunteers to research voter data bases, and trained volunteer poll watchers in both parties to monitor the process.

Ms Engelbrecht is a citizen, in the very best sense of the word, pro-individual freedom, pro-Constitution, anti-tyranny. She is the kind of citizen our Founders …