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Furious Duckworth Rips Scumbag Contractor A New One: Twisting Your Ankle Playing Football In Prep Sc

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Furious Duckworth Rips Scumbag Contractor A New One: Twisting Your Ankle Playing Football In Prep School Is Not Serving and Defending This Nation
by Abby Zimet
06.26.13 - 6:17 PM

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs and severely injured an arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq, was a fierce sight to behold at a House hearing today where she blasted a contractor who made millions from federal contracts by "gaming the system" and claiming to be a "service-disabled veteran" because - wait for it - he hurt his ankle playing football at a military prep school. After being granted preferential treatment in federal contract bids, Braulio Castillo's Strong Castle company made as much as $500 million over six months from contracts with the IRS, where he also had a chum who coached him. The hearing came after a damning report detailing "problematic and abusive" relationships between the IRS and federal contractors. In the high point of Duckworth's admirable, furious performance in which she summoned up the thousands of grievously wounded, truly deserving veterans now going without adequate care because of bozos like him, she read from a letter Castillo sent the VA begging for special status, citing "the crosses that I bear due to my service to this great country...(and) I would do it again."


“I’m so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country,” she said. “Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws … but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.”




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Reply Furious Duckworth Rips Scumbag Contractor A New One: Twisting Your Ankle Playing Football In Prep Sc (Original post)
unhappycamper Jun 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #1
TxDemChem Jun 2013 #2
Scuba Jun 2013 #3
leftyohiolib Jun 2013 #6
Scuba Jun 2013 #10
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #4
beemer27 Jun 2013 #5
warrant46 Jun 2013 #7
Doctor_J Jun 2013 #8
ReRe Jun 2013 #9
Hubert Flottz Jun 2013 #11
VWolf Jun 2013 #14
Hubert Flottz Jun 2013 #16
life long demo Jun 2013 #12
malthaussen Jun 2013 #13
mtasselin Jun 2013 #15
The Wizard Jun 2013 #17
Orrex Jun 2013 #18
Evergreen Emerald Jun 2013 #19
mountain grammy Jun 2013 #20
Vinnie From Indy Jun 2013 #21
Lordquinton Jun 2013 #33
adieu Jun 2013 #41
Skittles Jun 2013 #22
frylock Jun 2013 #23
savalez Jun 2013 #24
savalez Jun 2013 #25
Historic NY Jun 2013 #26
quarbis Jun 2013 #27
geckosfeet Jun 2013 #28
sulphurdunn Jun 2013 #29
Historic NY Jun 2013 #30
MarianJack Jun 2013 #31
Triana Jun 2013 #32
spooky3 Jun 2013 #34
pacalo Jun 2013 #35
nolabear Jun 2013 #36
adieu Jun 2013 #37
Broken_Hero Jun 2013 #38
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2013 #39
reusrename Jun 2013 #40
era veteran Jun 2013 #42
MADem Jul 2013 #43

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:08 AM

1. She hit the nail on the head.

“Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws … but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.”

Nothing really to add to such an eloquent statement.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:26 AM

2. She is not to be messed with

Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of an American patriot

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:32 AM

3. Give 'em hell, Tammy! We love ya!!!!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:03 AM

6. she doesnt give em hell she just tells the truth and it feels like hell

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:19 AM

10. Um, then wouldn't it be "give 'em hell Harry"????

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:50 AM

4. She shredded him to bits, all with a soft voice. He never saw it coming. Go Tammy..n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:56 AM

5. K&R

We could use a few more like Tammy. The good ole boy contractor MIC has gotten so big that it is going to take a major effort, and a lot of honest people to bring it down to a manageable size. Ten more like Tammy might be enough.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:06 AM

7. More Job Creating Scum fleecing the Tax Payers

"Job Creating Entrepreneurs"= SCUM

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:15 AM

8. Republicans are filthy, sub-human scum

 

I cannot at the moment think of a single one of them who I consider human

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:17 AM

9. K&R

Salute!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:22 AM

11. Best slapdown in years.

I had to watch it half a dozen times and I laughed every time. She ripped that parasite a new ass!

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:33 AM

14. Oh, I wanted to laugh

but I also wanted to cry. You know what I mean?

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Response to VWolf (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:43 AM

16. The whipped puppy look on that rascal's face

just made me laugh.(shock and awe)

I approved of her message 100%. I was very proud of the congresswoman. She fights on to this day, for the real USA. I think the founding fathers would be in her corner.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:24 AM

12. I love Tammy Duckworth

Another strong Democrat who fought for our country. God bless you.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:28 AM

13. We need more women like that in Congress,

... especially as it appears a good few of the males there have had their spines removed.

-- Mal

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:41 AM

15. PLEASE

Please go after this piece of shit, he has no shame. get him out as a government contractor, he is one of the things that is wrong with this country, but he will use his connections within the government to keep bringing shame to the system.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 AM

17. Crush his gonads

seize his assets and put the son of a bitch in chains.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

18. Damn! Now THAT'S a smack-down!

I almost feel sorry for the lying parasite.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

19. she did an excellent job n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

20. Way to go Tammy! Thank you for being a good soldier

and a good Congresswoman. These contractors who rip off the government should be forced to repay what they've scammed or go to jail and barred from any future contracts.
This is how privatizing everything works; not so good.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:47 AM

21. While Duckworth's scolding of Castillo was excellent,

will there be anything done about it? I am quite sure that a guy like Castillo that is making tens of millions of dollars from these contracts is perfecty fine with being yelled at as long as the money keeps flowing. One thing I have always found to be true with men like Castillo - they have no sense of shame or honor. Her harsh words to him was merely background noise that was quickly forgotten later in the evening as he lit cigars with $100. bills and relaxed in a solid gold hot tub on his 100' yacht as it sailed to his private island.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:17 PM

33. This ^

Lije she said "You might not have broken any laws" therefore nothing will happen. There are many people, even here that stand by that idea that if it's legal, then it's just fine and we should shut up about it.

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:24 AM

41. What's going to happen

 

is that real veterans will have nothing to do with him and they will spread the word and his ability to get the next contract will dry up like a booger in the desert. He better collect as much as he can, because he's effectively retired.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:27 AM

22. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Duckworth

the gal kicks royal ASS!!!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

23. fuckers like this have no shame..

he'll be laughing about this over a few drinks with his asshole buddies.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:59 PM

24. Wow. That video is a must see!

Thank you unhappycamper for posting this.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:10 PM

25. For what it's worth:

OpenSecrets.org Donor Lookup
CASTILLO, BRAULIO
ASHBURN,VA
20147 SIGNET COMPUTERS INC.
4/28/2012
$2,500
Romney, Mitt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 03:10 PM

26. Wow even Issa thought it was time well spent.....

when she went over.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

27. This guy is a stealer of Veteran's Valor

He should be sent to Afghanistan as rifleman and made to hump in the mountains.
I was no Hero in Vietnam but at least I put my time in there and deal with that results of that.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:31 PM

28. What. A. Piece. Of. Scum. There should be law - grievous misrepresentation and gaming of the system.

Otherwise know as lying on a federal form. I believe that's a felony.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:41 PM

29. I'm confused.

 

This gentleman's bio says he attend 3 universities and received degrees, also that he was accepted to West Point, but served in the Army as an enlisted man and suffered a service connected disability. But Rep. Duckworth claims he received his injury at someplace called West Point Military Prep Academy, which sounds like a high school for future West Pointers that I never heard of before. Is it a federally operated high school? Did the guy ever serve on active duty, or did attendance at the prep academy count as active duty service, and is that why spraining his ankle counts as a service related disability? I would find the latter to be disturbing.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:37 PM

30. The prep school is designed to bring substandard students up to par ...

so they can make better grades. There is no evidence he got anywhere after that in the army. Pig skin is tougher than gun to carry so he says.....it would be a different story if he was a Cadet.

If a candidate fails to gain admission after the preparatory academic year (due to poor grades, an injury, or is denied admission for some other reason), then the candidate is not required to repay the scholarship grant.


http://www.usma.edu/usmaps/SitePages/About.aspx

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:53 PM

31. All I can say is...

...GO TAMMY!!!

PEACE!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:04 PM

32. She's a hero over and over again.

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:25 PM

34. Perhaps she could give him an Al Bundy award in recognition of his football contributions.

I'm glad she ripped him a new one, but sadly agree with those who say that welfare kings like him have no shame and will put up with the criticism as long as the dollars keep flowing.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:06 AM

35. One of the best shellackings I've seen. Tammy Duckworth owned that scumbag.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:50 AM

36. That was righteous.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:09 AM

37. The Dems have

 

a plethora of qualified and capable female politicos. They don't need the old guards of Feinstein and Pelosi (or even Hillary). With Warren, Davis, Duckworth, Speier, even Gabby Giffords. I'd like to see a Warren/Davis ticket with Duckworth as SecDef, Speier as SecCommerce.

There's others but I'm sitting at a bus stop to do some investigating.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:10 AM

38. Holy smokes...

!

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 03:51 AM

39. I bet this guy griped to the chauffeur all the way back to the mansion.

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:58 AM

40. The only time I have ever agreed with Issa on anything.

 

"I thank the gentle lady and the time was well spent."

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:24 AM

42. She still serves

Lt Colonel, National Guard, Soldier on.
I thought USMA Prep School at Ft Belvoir VA. I did not know the Point was fishing for football players, that is a Goddamn shame too.
Should be looking for people that want to be Officers.

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Response to era veteran (Reply #42)

Wed Jul 17, 2013, 12:44 AM

43. The idiot that ran against Elizabeth Warren touted his career as a "Navy Seal"

He got into the Naval Academy on his tennis-playing skills.

He graduated and went to AVIATION training--which costs a fortune. After a few years of that, he decided he didn't like it and went to SEALS. He defended St. Kitts against all enemies, foreign and domestic. He missed the one big engagement of his time in uniform (Gulf 1) and I have a feeling he was either offered early out in the slash-and-burn drawdown or he failed of selection to 0-4. Nonetheless, he tried to paint himself as a big war hero during his (awful) senate campaign. He was anything but--anyone who still runs around wearing their Navy issue aviation jacket with aviation and SEAL insignia (designed to be worn on the uniform, not as a "candidate's brooch" pinned to it in slipshod fashion after having left the service over a decade and a half previously, with no combat deployments, is a bullshitter to me.

Of course, if "the standard" for bullshitting is "I turned my ankle in Academy prep" then I guess Tennis Boy, the Defender of the Caribbean IS a "war hero"....!

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