of the Washington Free Beacon says that it's time to panic:
Incompetent government + corrupt elite = disaster
I dunno. There has been an awful
lot of incompetence and elite corruption during the 50+ years I've been stomping around this planet. One gets used to it. Why panic now
, when incompetence and corruption are the only two political constants this world has to offer?
Although Continetti's argument is a little hard to follow, he seems to think that the intrusion into the White House and the CDC elevator incident are signs that we are all going to die of Ebola. That line of reasoning will make perfect sense to the fans of Alex Jones.
On the other hand, I too am intrigued by the security breaches that have surrounded our president in recent days. My advice: Don't hit the panic button -- do some research.
While investigating this matter yesterday, I had nearly persuaded myself that G4S/Wackenhut was the "private security firm" which had hired that strange guard (an armed three-time convict) who shared an elevator ride with Barack Obama during his visit to the CDC. But then a reader suggested an obvious step: Looking up the contractor via the Federal Procurement Data System. Like, duh
. Why didn't I
think of that?
Turns out the main security contractor with the CDC in Atlanta is Culpepper & Associates Security Services, Inc. They feature a photo of the CDC offices on their website
Too bad. I really wanted to write about Wackenhut, which has such
a rich history of spooky weirdness -- including ties to CIA, FBI, the John Birch Society, and lord-knows-what-else. Culpepper & Associates, by contrast, seems to have a much more mundane and uninteresting history.
True, the founder, Louis Culpepper, does have "intelligence operative"
on his resume, but I wouldn't make too much of that. Apparently, he was graduated from college in 1977 and became the chief security honcho for the Air Force in 1984. A swift rise! He says that he started his security firm with a $200 credit card advance. It has grown quite a bit since then -- the international arm of his company has done security work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The client which receives the most prominent mention on the website is the Clinton Library.
All told, Culpepper seems to be on the up-and-up. Still, this part is cute:
Culpepper & Associates Security Services, Inc. (CASS), specializes in providing the private and government sectors with uniformed security guards, plain-clothes security officers who are investigated, screened for job suitability, and drug-tested.
Mr. Culpepper: If you are reading this post, would you care to say a few words about Elevator Guy? How deeply did you investigate him?