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.


    Trump starts wheezing in Iowa

    Let me begin by admitting something:  I like .  I want to win and Donald Trump to lose.  If not Ted then Bobby Jindal.  There are certain men who would be good for the nation and others who would be bad.  I have no reason to believe that Trump will actually do what he says he will (given that nobody even knows what he says | Read More »

    Donald Trump: Fighting for ISIS is fine

    Taken from The Blaze (so take it for what its worth).  Donald Trump apparently thinks that the Federal Government should look into individual Mosques, check how far out there the ideology is, and shut down some of them.  I imagine the mayor of San Francisco would agree, but replace “Mosque” with “Church.”  Also: Trump added, “I think it’s incredible that somebody can come from this country … | Read More »

    Ted Cruz: David, Goliath, and Saul

    So, I was thinking today about and I think the story of David and Goliath is an apt comparison.  First thing to note is that the Philistines basically had Israel under their thumb.  Nobody was even allowed to have a sword without Philistine approval.  There were two swords in the whole kingdom, the third would be forcibly removed from Goliath (and used to sever his | Read More »

    Syria and the Constitution

    I am not a foreign policy expert.  I am not an expert on the Constitution either.  However, for Constitutional conservatives I think we should probably be a little more hesitant on any involvement in Syria.  Taking a look through Article I Section 8 we see that Congress has the power: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the | Read More »

    Reaching out to the Black Community

    An article by Jason Riley got me thinking about outreach.  I personally believe that conservatives have the best solutions for the nation, all of the nation, including African Americans.  Thinking about how to present it, I may be wrong and this may not resonate with anyone anywhere, but if any of our candidates wants it here you go. Start– Thank you for having me here today.  I | Read More »

    How to win defunding

    First, in all steps end the ability of Democrats to filibuster.  Use reconciliation, nuclear option, force them to actually speak for hours on end, or something else, I don’t care.  Just break it. Step 1 – pass a full CR with a stipulation that no funds go to PP.  This is then vetoed Step 2 – Pass an AG funding bill (food stamps) including the | Read More »

    When Taliban morality exceeds Army morality

    There are two stories currently in the news about Afghanistan.  The first is about a Green Beret who was removed from a camp in Kunduz and discharged for beating a child rapist.  Personally I think the man showed great restraint in that the rapist ran away.  I personally would not have expected him to be able to walk. The second story is about how the Taliban has retaken Kunduz. | Read More »

    Crony Capitalism – Marco Rubio edition

    is laying out a plan to encourage companies to offer benefits to parents taking time off for new births.  His plan is basically to offer a tax break to companies who provide paid time off to employees.  Sounds great, but… First, this probably will not change the practices of many companies.  If a McDonald’s franchise is running with a small profit margin the owner probably | Read More »

    Expect Trump to Suspend his Campaign

    First, Trump surely knew that he wouldn’t win.  He is an arrogant blowhard, but not a moron.  If he expected to win he would have learned the basics of policy (either foreign or domestic).  If he expected to win he would have actually put his campaign in a furnished room.  If he expected to win he would attend critical forums.  If he expected to win he would | Read More »

    Cruz’ path to the nomination

    First, everyone knows there will be a winnowing.  Rick Perry has already dropped out.  Grahm, Jindal, Santorum, and Walker have all registered at 0% in at least one recent poll and so probably will end up dropping out before votes are cast (additionally Walker vendors are apparently owed $100k that hasn’t been paid).  Christie and Kasich can do no better than Bush and so will | Read More »