I have B.S. and M.S. in physics and a PhD in Medical Physics. I am a Christian, Husband, and father of 3. I have spent most of my life in the South, but am now getting used to living in upstate NY.


    Objections to Cruz’ Candidacy Answered

    I think the main objections to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% as a presidential candidate can be boiled down to the following two: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% lacks the necessary executive experience needed to lead effectively as president Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% is too conservative and controversial to win in the general election Executive | Read More »

    What to expect from President Cruz

    Right now I am leaning toward voting for Cruz in the primary (if I have the option).  I was asked (legitimately I might add)  “You think Cruz is just going to shut the government down until he gets what he wants? Is that how you envision things happening?” In a word: No. Here is what I would expect: Judicial Nominations:I expect that Scalia and Thomas | Read More »

    Next President should sit on Reagan’s Stool

    The President has quite a bit of authority that can be used to push a conservative agenda.  Conservatism as broadly defined has three legs: Religious/Social conservatives National Security conservatives Economic conservatives (including the libertarian wing) While the president does not legislate he does have broad authority that can be exercised in these areas.  Let’s consider the most pressing issues in each of the three areas: | Read More »

    What Boehner should have done

    I haven’t read all the recent commentary, so someone else might have already thought of this.  That said, it just struck me what Boehner should have done – brought the bill to the floor over the objections of some in his caucus.  Think about it this way… The Bill is widely popular The bill is especially popular among Republicans His caucus is elected by Republicans | Read More »

    Honduras vs Iraq

    So, the immigration status is making me a bit angry recently.  The great one wants to open the doors to all the children of Latin America and even screen them in Honduras so they can get a direct flight to your hometown and avoid the possibility of death or rape in the Mexican desert.  This is because there is a lot of violence in Honduras | Read More »

    Not a racist, but a cultural snob

    Let me start by stating clearly that melanin expression (skin color), bone structure, and hair follicle shape (collectively the major components of “race”) have no bearing on human value, or moral standing.  To believe otherwise is frankly pretty stupid.  As a Christian I hold the view that intrinsic value is based on the image of God placed in each person, and moral standing is based | Read More »

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    The Problem with Executive “Interpretation”

    So Obama has now rewritten the Affordable (HA!) Care Act multiple times with his pen and his phone (and lots of selfies along the way).  Now the push is to allow the courts to decide whether the plain language can be interpreted willy-nilly along the whims of whoever is in charge no matter what the thing said.  Hard to determine what the congressional intent was | Read More »

    A Solution to Health Insurance

    Insurance is meant for one thing – insuring against unexpected events.  Health insurance is a unique beast in that it is not insurance.  A solution to the entire health system is to implement an insurance program like home or auto insurance.  In this case a person who has insurance goes in for a normal visit to the doctor (and pays for the visit).  After some | Read More »

    On the EPA – Why we should keep it

    I have read a couple diaries here and there every so often on abolishing the EPA.  As a conservative I have no problem with the EPA.  Well, actually I do, but I think something like the EPA is well within the bounds of the Constitution and is also appropriate in any industrialized nation. The constitution allows Congress to pass laws “… for the common defense and general | Read More »

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    The coming ACA death spiral.

    You might have heard that even if only 25% of the enrollees are young adults that the overall costs of Obamacare will increase only 2.4% and a death spiral will certainly not ensue. Assuming that the enrollees don’t skew sicker than expected (we’ll come back to that) there is still a problem – the gender makeup. It is well known that men use fewer health | Read More »