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Shining A Bright Light On Solyndra And The Obama Administration

Editor’s Note: Reverend Amy wrote this post several days ago but her post didn’t get published. She’s concerned that too much has transpired, but I assured her that you’re so informed that you can fill in what’s occurred in the meantime. Also: Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee and is a budget wonk, published a study on Solyndra yesterday. Check out “Solyndra Deal Violates ‘Fundamental Laws of Economics’,” published at FoxNews and PaulRyan.house.gov.

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Oh, boy – who would have thought that something like this would be causing this Administration so much headache? Not that there weren’t other issues that SHOULD have received this level of scrutiny, but for some reason, the MSM is finally ready to start investigating some of the shenanigans iin which Obama and his Administration have participated. And whooey, this is turning out to be some kind of investigation.

Perhaps this new interest by the MSM is because Congress is taking umbrage at this Administration shelling out over half a billion bucks to a company doomed to fail, and are they ever. Check out this discussion between Rep. Tim Murphy and Jonathan Silver, who heads up the Energy Loan Department:

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Holy cow – now THAT is a true representative. Rep. Murphy demands accountability on the part of the administrator of the loan program, though he didn’t get it. Well, not yet, anyway, but there is still time.

And there is still more to this issue:

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After giving the MSM some props, Anderson Cooper almost made me take back my words. Love how he tries to give the Obama Administration a pass on this. But here’s the thing – in two and a half years, this Administration has created a little over 3,500 jobs out of a $38 BILLION dollar budget. for loans.

To demonstrate even further Obama’s complaint tone-deafness on this issue, where did he go while n NC to try and ram his “jobs bill” down people’s throats (think: Obamacare)? To a “green energy” company WestStar Precision, which, by the way, had just shipped a boatload of jobs to Costa Rica. Way to push your jobs bill, Mr. President!

It was while he was in Raleigh, NC, that we became privy to the reason Congress should pass this bill: out of love for Obama. I am not kidding you. It isn’t because of what’s in the plan (yet another stimulus to go along with the other stimulus that didn’t work), but because people worship the Messiah:

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There is something seriously wrong with this man. And Congress, if they go along with this new addition to our deficit.

What a mess this all is. What a mess Obama is making of our country with his failed, flawed policies, demands, and actions. Solyndra is only one example of many. Feel free to discuss Solyndra, the Administration’s push for this massive loan which is likely long gone, and the machinations in which it has engaged to cover this up, or any other policies (“Fast and Furious” springs to mind and Holder’s claim he knew nothing). And if you can explain to me why a “green energy” job costs $640,000 a PIECE, I would love to hear it.

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Paul Ryan Talks About Solyndra
with Fox’s Chris Wallace

  • Anonymous

    The Energy Department said Wednesday it provided a partial guarantee for a $344 million loan to San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity for the SolarStrong Project, which seeks to place solar panels on 160,000 homes across 124 military bases in 33 states
    “This is the largest domestic residential rooftop solar project in history,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a news release. “This groundbreaking project is expected to create hundreds of jobs for Americans and provide clean, renewable power to our military families.”
    SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive said the company already had started its first military base project under the program at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. When fully installed, about 2,000 military homes will be powered by solar at the base.
    “It is super important to get the guarantee from DOE, and because of this we can now provide clean power at a lower cost than regular power in 33 states,” Rive told The Associated Press.

    More loans, garenteed like the food consessions establishments along the Chicago turnpike.

    • Anonymous

      So I was wondering how long it would be to find the link between SolarCity and Solyndra….They both used the same lobby company.
      McBee.
      The only way a K st. company get an 18% growth rate…(do the math)… is to be proportional to the corruption index over at Motel 1600. Mind you that is in just the last 3 years…go figure.
      http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000056861&year=2010

      • Anonymous

        It took me 5 minutes in between playing Crossfire and jammin to Bobby…

        I got blisters on my fingers.

        • Anonymous

          LOL–Teak

  • Anonymous

    Under follow the money and influence peddling.

    http://firststreet.cqpress.com/content/Solyndra.aspx

    It it legal to use taxpayer dollars to lobby congress? My question is, “Where any of the loan gareenteed funds used to pay for a walk on K st? Look at this site linked above and if your not dismayed by it, then I really am a kite made of rare wood. So Transparent… 

  • Anonymous

    This gets much worse when you add the “If you love me” jobs bill and the testimoney of General Shelton, there are other very similar deals afoot.
    Lightsquared, of which General Shelton has testified to the effect that

    “The four-star Air Force general who oversees Air Force Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff, and dropped a surprise. Pressed by members, Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large Democratic donor”.

    You can’t make this shit up, seriously!

    So what’s greasing LightSquared’s skids? Hint: It used to be known as “Skyterra.” In 2005, Barack Obama put $50,000 into the speculative firm. The New York Times noted that Skyterra’s chief backers at the time included four Obama “friends and donors who had raised more than $150,000 for his political committees.”
    One pal who urged him to buy stock in Skyterra was George Haywood, a major Skyterra investor, who with his wife chipped in nearly $50,000 to Obama’s campaigns and political action committee.
    Coincidentally, Obama bought his Skyterra stock the same day the FCC “ruled in favor of the company’s effort to create a nationwide wireless network by combining satellites and land-based communications systems.” The Times reported that, just after that morning ruling, “Tejas Securities, a regional brokerage in Texas that handled investment banking for Skyterra, issued a research report speculating that Skyterra stock could triple in value.”

    Insider trading, influence peddling, racketering staring you right in the face and ?
    Add that context for the Wireless communication section of the jobs bill where You know which company would get the gravy and add Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/lightsquared_putting_donors_first_IzmqKmX1HZacJbMt6Y2dpK#ixzz1YpZPMTR4

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/15/lightsquared-did-white-house-pressure-general-shelton-to-help-donor.html

  • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

    OMG, know what I think that was?  That was Herman Cain stumping to become Paul Ryan’s VP pick.  After viewing this exchange, I checked; sure enough, Mr. Cain supported Mr. Ryan publicly months before the joint appearance on FOX, which was excerpted in the video. http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/268032/hot-slice-robert-costa#

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Totally OT, or maybe not. MOTUS has gone to the White House website, to the We the People page, and started a petition for Obama to resign. If it reaches 5000 signatures, according to the WH website, it will be sent to the WH and considered by policy people. Go and sign!! Here is the link to MOTUS, she has the link to the WH. Hehehe.
    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2011/09/we-peoplegov.html#comments

  • Anonymous

    I did the math, it’s horrifying.
    “But here’s the thing – in two and a half years, this Administration has created a little over 3,500 jobs out of a $38 BILLION dollar budget. for loans.”

    According to my calculator, that is $10,857,142.86 PER JOB. I can create many more jobs than ONE for that amount of money. I’d bet real money that others on this board could too. So why can’t the government do it?

  • Anonymous

    Democrats won’t cut the solar-subsidy program

    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 24, 2011 How hard is it for Washington to cut government spending? Consider that yesterday Senate Democrats voted down a House continuing resolution to fund the government because it offset higher spending for disaster relief with spending cuts on other programs, including the one that funded Solyndra, the failed solar-panel maker. Given the scandal at Solyndra, which may cost taxpayers more than $500 million in loan guarantees gone bad, this would seem to be an ideal place to cut. About $100 million of the savings would come from the solar energy loan program that financed Solyndra, whose executives invoked their Fifth Amendment…

  • Anonymous

    The sight of those Solyndra executives taking the 5th is now a part of this scandal. People, no matter how often they are told not to, regard people that take the 5th as having something to hide. Not the kind of “sound bite” the Oblahblah Administration needed right now.

    Add in Gunwalker and LightSquared and you have a trifecta that is going to do serious damage to no drama Obama IMO.

    Even the obamamedia press agents can’t ignore all of this. They’ll try. They’ll make excuses but people don’t put much more reliance on the media telling them the truth than they do with politicians.

    • snosandy

      MSNBC is doing their best to bury it.
      http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/09/23/morning-joe-sloughs-solyndra-no-there-there

      I watched about 45 minutes straight of their weekend morning news today and not a word about Solyndra. Remember the up to the minute reports on the Murdoch scandal in England?

    • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

      I agree, people tend to regard ‘pleading the 5th’ as a sure sign of something to hide.  But they should not.  Rather, they should understand, a subpoena to testify issued by Congress cannot be ignored.  But this does not mean, those people forced thus to comply forgo their Constitutional rights not to say anything that could possibly be used by prosecutors against them in a criminal proceeding, notwithstanding they may be entirely innocent of having committed any crime. 

  • Anonymous

    The focus on this “tempest in a tea cup” is an ILLUSION everybody, what is really going on is in VERY SMALL PRINT, nonetheless who cares about the useless solar panels, they were always obsolete even before they were thought of.  Why?  Plants use solar power and cause the synthetic process known as PHOTO SYNTHESIS which is how we humans came to be in existence.  Without the sythetic atmosphere created by the plants and photosynthesis, there woulf be no exygen for us to breathe in.   So, I”m glad Solyandra went broke because it highlights the fact that they are no good for the bottom line.
    This is what really matters:
    Al-Jazeera Top Officials Resign for fabricating news on Syria
    Sep 20, 2011DOHA, (SANA) – Director-General of al-Jazeera Satellite Channel, Waddah Khanfar, resigned on Tuesday after he was found directly in contact with the US intelligence as well as fabricating news on the events in Syria, Yemen and Libya.Moreover, Director of al-Jazeera Mubasher Channel, Aiman Jaballah, was fired because he took part in escalating the situation in Egypt, and the Channel’s office in Cairo was closed.F.allafi/M.EyonUH HUH

  • Anonymous

    Cuz’n Amy—-Thank you for putting this great piece together for us!
    We continue to send warm wishes for a healthy, happy and speedy recovery.
    Bless your heart!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Solyndra’s Finance Chief
    No Stranger to Scandal

    Bay Citizen ^
    | 9/22/11
    | Aaron Glantz  
       
    Before he became Solyndra’s chief financial officer, Wilbur G. Stover was at the center of one of the largest price-fixing scandals in U.S. history. From 1994 to 2007, Stover was CFO of Micron Technologies Inc., a maker of computer memory chips. During that time, the Justice Department investigated Micron and four other companies for colluding to drive up the price of memory in violation of federal antitrust laws. “This was a big deal case,” said Robert Lande, a law professor at Baltimore University…..

    http://www.baycitizen.org/solyndra/story/solyndra-finance-no-stranger-scandal/

    • http://twitter.com/jbjdjbjd jbjd

      FIBreeze, this ‘due diligence’ exercised by private, that is, non-government investigators, which revealed the principals in this firm are crooks; is precisely what will doom any claims that this deal was at any point in time, on the up-and-up.  (Were you intentionally corrupt or just reckless?) 

  • HELENK

    this one is just peachy.
    Dept of Energy gives$100.000 to teams to build toy homes

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/solar-decathlons-rainy-start_594112.html

    Wm Barnum could not have come up with a better way to bilk the people then this so called “green energy” this administration is spending OUR money on.

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap

    • FormerLiberal

      $450,000 for materials so you can live in what looks like a small mobile home? I think I’ll just run out and buy one tomorrow.

    • FormerLiberal

      $450,000 for materials so you can live in what looks like a small mobile home? I think I’ll just run out and buy one tomorrow.

  • Anonymous

    Solyndra:
    Dumb and crooked

    Daily Mail
    [Charleston, WV],
    by Don Surber   
    9/23/2011

    If anyone wonders what is wrong with America today, check out Solyndra. Its principal players were well-connected politically — they knew the White House like the back of their grubby little paws — but they did not know jack about business. In the 19th century, Solyndra would have failed an no one would have noticed.

    [SNIP] Most people know the tawdry deals of a billionaire raising money for Barack Obama who upon election feverishly worked to get the billionaire’s company a guaranteed loan. But what is really…..

    http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/42914 eye-opening is how dumber than rocks the company’s business plan was.

  • HELENK

    here we go again.
    backtrack to fundraise with donor who got stimulus money for wind.
    He doesn’t learn

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/64276.html

    unemployment needs to start in DC asap[

    • Anonymous

      He doesn’t care and he thinks there will NEVER be any consequences for his criminal actions.

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”
      http://www.saywhatyouwill.proboards.com

      • Anonymous

        I guess no one told him that he can he impeached after he leaves office. Hehehe.

    • Anonymous

      He doesn’t learn because he doesn’t think he has to learn. He thinks the obamamedia will continue to cover his sorry ass and that the obamacrats will support him no matter what he does.

      A man who was as smart as the obamamedia and the obamacrats told us he was would see the handwriting on the wall and know that things are no longer going his way as they did in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

      This is 2011 and the economy still sucks, unemployment is still above 9% and some of his toxic chickens are coming home to roost. He resists doing a Clinton and moving to the middle which I find a good thing. Because if he did he might have a chance to pull off a second term. Doing things his way means he won’t.

  • HELENK

    off topic

    Chris Christi reconsidering and will make announcement soon on presidential run. Republican fund raisers asking him to run

    http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Christie-president-Romney-Perry/2011/09/23/id/412133

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      Yeah, we the taxpayers are out $535 million and none of those sorry bastards would answer a damned question.  They all essentially said “f*ck you” to all the committee members.

      • Abbie

        Where did all the money go? Will there even be an attempt to figure this out?

        • Anonymous

          Someone admitted just last week that the investors just wanted to roll it over fast…$6 solar panels selling for $3…What could happen?

          • Anonymous

            I am sure they figured on making it up in volume. Giggles.

    • Anonymous

      Solyndra should not only take the fifth, but they should inscrew the top and drink the fifth—–The’re gonna need it.

  • Anonymous

    Republican members of the committee and the Democratic witnesses,
    including Hilda L. Solis, the Secretary of Labor, tangled on whether,
    for example, a worker who was trained to drive a hybrid bus qualified as
    holding a green job.

    “What makes driving a hybrid bus a green job and driving another bus
    that’s not a hybrid bus not a green job?” asked Connie Mack, Republican
    of Florida. “Driving a bus is driving a bus, right?”

    Ms. Solis replied, “the vehicles that are built there are green buses, they are fuel efficient.”

    Mr. Mack replied, “but this is the bus driver. If I’m sitting in a chair
    that was made out of green material, does that make my job green?”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/science/earth/23energy.html

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Ms Solis is an idiot.

    • HELENK

      wasn’t her sister the one that knifed Hillary in the back?
      There is a family that I would not trust as far as I could throw them.

      unemployment needs to start in DC asap

      • Dorinda

        Is she a sister to the back-stabber?  OMG.  Her sister was rewarded with a cabinet job? That blows my mind if it’s the right connection.

      • Anonymous

        You may be thinking of Linda and Loretta Sanchez…

        “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

    • Anonymous

      lol….STFU Hilda; you are making the rest of us hispanics look bad!!

      “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”