Friday, March 21, 2008

Livin' on Dog Food


If you are an American citizen and want to travel outside the USA, make sure to get a passport. Let the private contractors and political appointees be in charge of your files. You can trust in their professionalism and discretion. Your government would never lie to you, access your files, or manipulate the rhetorical filters of reality. The White House press secretariat is not an instrument of propaganda. Father knows best. Mama didn't raise no fool. History is bunk. Don't worry, be happy. Mission accomplished. God bless America.


Dennis Hopper, Natalie Wood, James Dean -- Rebel Without a Cause (1955). "The retards are strong." -- Mary Gaitskill. "Plato, why did you shoot those puppies?" "Wanna see a monkey?"



Richard Burton, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965):

What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not! They're just a bunch of seedy, squalid bastards like me: little men, drunkards, queers, hen-pecked husbands, civil servants playing Cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong?

Today's Rune: Joy.

12 comments:

Beth said...

Excellent!

Anonymous said...

http://www.stanleyassociates.com/

Contractor to State Dept.:

"Commitment-Integrity-Results"

"Stanley was founded as a small consulting firm in 1966 by Rear Admiral Emory D. Stanley. For the next 20 years, the company continued as a two-man consulting business focused on maritime studies. The company’s success, which has been built on a culture that emphasizes a commitment to strong, long-term partnerships, integrity in everything we do, and results for our customers, is exemplified by its proven track record. All major contracts have been recompeted and retained at least once, and new customers and services have been added each year." -- Website "History" section

Anonymous said...

Stanley Associates Board of Directors

Phil Nolan
Chairman, President & CEO

George Wilson
Stanley Executive Vice President

Bill Karlson
Stanley Senior Vice President

Lawrence A. Gallagher
Director

James C. Hughes
Outside Director

Lieutenant General Richard L. Kelly, USMC (Ret.)
Outside Director

Charles S. Ream
Outside Director

John P. Riceman
Outside Director

General Jimmy D. Ross, USA (Ret.)
Outside Director

Anonymous said...

Stanley Associates Management

Phil O. Nolan
Chairman, President & CEO

Brian J. Clark
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

George H. Wilson
Executive Vice President

Greg M. Denkler
Executive Vice President

Chris J. Torti
Senior Vice President

Scott D. Chaplin
General Counsel, Secretary & Senior Vice President

E. Pat Flannery
Senior Vice President

Jim H. Brabston
Senior Vice President

Tom R. Fradette
Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller & Vice President

Anonymous said...

Stanley’s current customer base includes:

Federal Agencies
Department of Defense
Department of Commerce
Department of Energy
Department of Health & Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Justice
Department of State
Department of Transportation
*Success Snapshot
Department of Treasury
Environmental Protection Agency
Library of Congress
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Smithsonian Institution
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Defense Information Systems Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Intelligence Community
Joint Strike Fighter Program Office
Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Sea Systems Command
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
U.S. Air Force Materiel Command
U.S. Army Forces Command
U.S. Army Materiel Command
U.S. Army Reserve Command
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Transportation Command

Anonymous said...

NOLAN, PHILIP
MC LEAN, VA 22101 STANLEY ASSOCIATES $1,000 FRIENDS OF JOE LIEBERMAN - DEMOCRAT P 03/17/2005
Nolan, Philip
MCLEAN, VA 22101 Stanley Associates $500 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COUNCIL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE P 03/18/2005
Nolan, Philip
MCLEAN, VA 22101 Stanley Associates Inc./President & $750 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES COUNCIL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE P 06/13/2006
Nolan, Philip O. Mr.
MCLEAN, VA 22101 Stanley Assoc. Inc./Executive $2,000 TOM DAVIS FOR CONGRESS - REPUBLICAN P 05/25/2005
Nolan, Philip O. Mr.
MCLEAN, VA 22101 Stanley Assoc. Inc./Executive $2,100 TOM DAVIS FOR CONGRESS - REPUBLICAN G 06/21/2006

Anonymous said...

TAC was founded in 1990 and acquired by SFA, Inc., headquartered in Crofton, Md. as a wholly owned subsidiary in February 2003. One of TAC's first contracts was with the Department of State (DoS) to automate what was to become the Terrorist Watchlist. Over the last 16 years, the agencies and organizations at the forefront of our nation's security have relied on TAC for data-management systems, client support, and analytic services that have proved critical to mission success. Counterterrorism remains a critical emphasis. Today, TAC is providing counterterrorism support in most of the agencies within the Intelligence Community.

Anonymous said...

TAC "Helping Safeuard America"

Client List:

The U.S. Intelligence Community

Defense Intelligence Agency

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security, National Targeting Center

Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs

Department of State, INR

Federal Bureau of Investigation

National Security Agency

Terrorist Screening Center

Anonymous said...

TAC Management Team

John O. Brennan President and Chief Executive Officer

Alexander Drew Vice President, Intelligence Operations & Analysis

Jim Flynn Vice President, Contracts and Administration

Stephen J. Niezgoda Vice President, Terrorist Screening Systems

Lisa Broome Vice President, Human Resources

Bubs said...

Whew.

Charles Gramlich said...

Somebody needs a time out.

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks all for the comments.

We'll see if any of this passport matter adds up to anything substantial.

Cheers from sunny Tar Heel Land!