Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Your What Hurts?

By Jeff Simpson 

H/T Upworthy:

An IRS contractor named Braulio Castillo hurt his foot playing football in military prep school. He never served in the actual military. Then one day, decades later, he used it to get preferred treatment in government contracts. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost both her legs and still could lose her arm from combat injuries, felt that this might just be a touch inappropriate. It gets amazing around 4:30.

What an awesome woman. Its beyond the pale that the tea party loons voted for Joe Walsh over her once.   


  1. Wow. What possible reason could the big networks have for not running that on their evening newscasts?

    1. They did.

      (CBS News) WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service got some more unwanted attention Tuesday, but not for targeting political groups. This time, a congressional investigation has revealed a technology contractor won questionable bids worth up to $500 million.

      Braulio Castillo began winning hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts with the IRS within months of founding his technology company Strong Castle in early 2012.

      "We've found the kind of wrongdoing that should have caused this contract to be cancelled," said Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, which investigated Castillo's rapid rise.

      When the car alarm salesman calls you out, you are in a world of sh*t!

      Anyway, this asshat's company (Strong Castle Inc.) apparently hopes to begin work on a new contract with the federal government soon.

      Strong Castle, Inc Software Engineer / Senior PeopleSoft Analyst in Oakland Maryland United States

      Strong Castle is pursuing a potential upcoming opportunity with the Federal Government. This opportunity has the potential to be a 5-year contract with performance starting on December 2, 2013. Strong Castle is looking for resources with strong technical and programming knowledge of PeopleSoft financial modules; strong functional understanding of PeopleSoft processes; experience upgrading and maintaining PeopleSoft Financial Applications; and Experience4 testers, preferably with experience at the Federal Government. The client is currently running PeopleTool 8.52.17 on an MS SQL database. Configuration management is tracked through PVCS tracker and off-line processes. Employee will be responsible for the PeopleSoft side and does not need ETL experience with the external systems. They will need to understand the data mappings to import and export data according to design documentation and/or business requirements. Note - This support has the potential to be remote. Full time w/benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Contingent offers will be made to the two candidates that best qualify. If Strong Castle is awarded a contract from the client, offers will be finalized. Email resume and salary requirements to

      Greg Roseman who apparently was Strong Castle's IRS insider took the fifth at the hearing described here:

      Video here:

    2. Book two more extended stays at the PMITAFP for these jacklegs!