In real life I'm a Linux and Windows system administrator, write for Heartland Institute and FreedomWorks, and talk a lot about voting. I'm also a Precinct Committeeman in Central Illinois and a 2012 Republican National Convention delegate.


    Congress and Staff Should Beware Their Obamacare Bribe

    Of all the problems with Obamacare, the one that should strike the most fear into the hearts of members of Congress is public reaction to their acceptance of a bribe to keep the law funded. Congress should reject the exemption the President offers them, which allows the federal government to pay for their exchange-based health insurance. Many Americans are in the same situation as members | Read More »

    Syria: Distraction From The Trainwreck Of Obamacare

    The point of rattling sabers over Syria is to change the media narrative.  Instead of talking about the weak economy and its cause, Obamacare and the other regulatory burdens the statists are creating, or the many scandals plaguing the White House to the point of impeachment talk,  the President and his handlers want to focus on a convenient demon, King Assad of Syria. At the | Read More »

    Giving Thanks For Organized Labor

    If you have the day off today, say a little “Thank you!” to organized labor. Also, if you have the day off every day, say a little “Thank you!” to organized labor.

    DCCC Fundraising Lies Not Considered Comical

    The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee — Nancy Pelosi’s organization to raise funds to return her to power — sent out a fundraising letter over the debt ceiling increase. That normally isn’t news, nor is Democrats lying. But the weird, over-the-edge direction their letter took made me wonder what they were talking about.

    Don’t Blame The Victims Of Obamacare

    There will be an attempt, and probably a concerted effort, to attack as selfish and even unpatriotic people who do not wish to participate in Obamacare.  If people choose to behave rationally and react to perverse incentives, expect the Left to cry foul. But as long as the wrong-headed and unjust law continues to remain in effect, all of us, one way or another, will | Read More »


    Will the Real Lindsey Graham Please Shut Up?

    Lindsey Graham (R-South McCainolina) said on Sunday that the US should stop aid to Egypt. Why? Because the Egyptian army is putting down the scourge of civilization, the Muslim Brotherhood. As The Hill reported, “We’re headed for Algeria. The [Muslim] Brotherhood will go underground, al Qaeda will come to their aid, and you’re going to have an armed insurgency, not protesters, on your hands in | Read More »

    Worried? No, We Smell Victory

    Jon Favreau writes in the Daily Beast that Republicans must be really worried Obamacare will succeed. It’s an interesting spin, but shows the echo chamber in which Favreau and his listserve companions operate.


    Illinois today became the 50th state to allow concealed carry of firearms. Lawmakers have overridden the line-item vetoes of hapless Governor Pat Quinn (D-Chicago).

    Shared Secrets

    Lovers of freedom know that a limited government is the only way to achieve it. Limiting our government in the modern age means also limiting how it uses our personal data. If you want to keep a secret, don’t tell anyone. The only way to be sure data is not used improperly is not to allow them to collect it.

    Arizona PCs Rally Against Obrewercare June 22, 10am

    Conservative Precinct Committeemen in Arizona are kicking off a campaign to repeal Governor Brewer’s Medicaid expansion with a petition signing party today at 10 AM in Phoenix.