TSA Scores Five Percent When Tested

The TSA scores have declined during the last eight years from a 40 to 25 percent failing grade to a five percent failing grade. The TSA will never answer for their declining record because we already know they refuse to answer to Congress about it. In the past, they have classified their failures as “secret” so that they wouldn’t have to be held accountable for them. If we aren’t allowed to know how the TSA scores in providing for our security, then we have no choice but to keep submitting Read more […]

IRS Recruits Spies and Tax Cheats to Work for Them

Perhaps tax cheats are more likely to possess the moral flexibility the IRS requires. Would the fire department hire a convicted pyromaniac? Is it OK for the local daycare to utilize a known sex-offender? How about the IRS paying people who don’t file taxes, illegally access private information, and take eight weeks of unauthorized vacation, yet keep receiving a taxpayer-funded check to harass us for not adhering to the laws they personally ignore? [See also, “IRS Bonuses For Morale? What Read more […]

At Hearing On Afghanistan Pentagon Experts Ignorant Of Budget And Death Toll

I think explaining this lack of knowledge on the part of an expert is rather easy to do. People learn about the things that matter. If someone takes for granted that unlimited funds are available and that there will always be troops to replace the ones that die, there is no reason he would pay much attention to the actual numbers. From the Washington Times: The setting was the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Issue: Afghanistan and the transition to fewer U.S. troops post-2014. The witnesses: Read more […]

NSA Data Center Falling Apart; Opening Delayed One Year

Obamacare exchanges aren’t the only things that have proven to be train wrecks. The number of people actually applying for polices is so embarrassingly low that the White House won’t say how few around the country have signed up. Of course, part of the reason is that the websites had glitches and were crashing, and I’m sure people just gave up. It led Boehner to ask, “How can we tax people for not buying a product from a website that doesn’t work?” Well, it looks like a similar thing Read more […]

Not Insanity; Strategy! Innocent Treated As Terrorist Financiers

One of the problems with horrible tragedies is that evil men get to do evil things while we are in shock and distracted. Thus, evil compounds evil. On December 21 Techdirt posted a story that very few people seem to have picked up on, but which deserves attention. The Office of Foreign Assets Control seized most of the advance money paid to a couple of Americans for producing a comic book. They did so on the grounds that money sent to write the comic book was supporting a terrorist organization! The Read more […]