Striking Dichotomy.

417986_10151295714362650_1027834625_nRe, Benghazi reporting in the media –

Cnn:  “No Bombshell, Administration Should Have Realized Risks.”

Fox News:  House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks. 

Washinton Post:  House report find[s] no new evidence of wrongdoing by Clinton. 

Huffington Post:  House Spent Millions of Dollars on Benghazi Committee to Exonerate Clinton. 

I think the Administration’s response and in particular Clinton’s inaction and cover-ups on the entire matter are entirely shameful, dereliction of duty and outright criminal.

The Report:


Idaho Sex Assault Case….Feds Threaten.

idahoislam2-e1466335070982-600x354From WND:

“The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.”

The whole incident stems from an alleged assault against a young girl by three immigrants, apparently from Sudan and Iraq, where they is was said that they physically assaulted the victim, at least, and urinated on her:

US Attorney Wendy Olson, pictured, threatened stated:

spotlight-olson-full“The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities….”

Maybe.  Maybe not.  I think the allegation of a physical assault on a child by immigrants, even juvenile ones, is particularly inflammatory in and of itself.   Even if true.

So the American public has a right to talk, as clouded as the case may be due to the ages of those involved, without being called a “racist” or “conspiracist.”


Yale Law Prof Stifles Speech on Climate Debate – Feds Investigate Exxon Mobil “Fraud” on Global Warming. 


On Quotas and Performance.

20110326_BLP503So, air marshals on planes are expected to get a certain amount of “Surveillance Detection Reports” per month.

….and that performance is tied to compensation.  Or is it?


The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.

You become the subject of such a report, you’re on “the list.”  And perhaps, for doing something an innocuous as taking a picture out the window of the plane.

One example, according to air marshals, occurred on one flight leaving Las Vegas, when an unknowing passenger, most likely a tourist, was identified in an SDR for doing nothing more than taking a photo of the Las Vegas skyline as his plane rolled down the runway.

“You’re saying that was not an accurate portrayal of a potential terrorist activity?” Kovaleski asked.

“No, it was not,” an air marshal said.

We used to have a performance based bonus system in an office I worked at.  So, as a superior or manager, we found it likely you would always give at least a decent level of performance to even those that performed poorly.  Not a good system.  In this instance, though perhaps an old story, with very serious effect.