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By David Vance On September 1st, 2011

First, a little background for you to ponder;

Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs. The President visited the facility in May of last year and said  “it is just a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism and the fact that we continue to have the best universities in the world, the best technology in the world, and most importantly the best workers in the world. And you guys all represent that. “

Update; Solyndra announces it plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is suspending operations.

Another Obama success. With him at the helm, what can go wrong?

27 Responses to “IT’S JUST THE SUN…..”

  1. David,

    as a sub-heading to your post, might I suggest ‘Rats…Sinking Ship’

    This from the company website:-

    Dr. Chris Gronet, Founder of Solyndra and former CEO and Chairman, has transitioned to the role of advisor and consultant. He will be pursuing new opportunities and challenges in clean-tech. We would like to thank Chris for his innovations and efforts that gave birth to Solyndra and for his visionary leadership during the first 5 years.

    We wish him success in his new endeavors.

  2. Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs.

    And it might just have picked a prime example! From the link:

    Shortly after it opened a massive $700 million facility, it canceled plans for a public stock offering earlier this year and warned it would be in significant trouble if federal loan guarantees did not go through.

    Well, it’s a jolly thing that the government didn’t throw good money after bad into unsustainable ventures, eh?

    The federal government offered $535 million in low cost loan guarantees from the Department of Energy.


    Ah well it’s only other people’s money afterall. Onto the next photo-op Jeeves …

  3. A fair criticism of the Administration, especially with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy coming so quickly after the massive loan. You might want to point out, as ABC News has pointed out, a very large campaign contributor of Obama’s was involved with the company.

  4. ABC News pointed that out?


    All the corporate media never publish anything that might embarrass Obamses.

    The only truthful media is Prison Planet, and Rush Limbaugh. They always tell the truth.

  5. Solyndra’s majority owner is Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser – major fundraiser for 2008 Obama campaign.

    This Administration is so corrupt – Chicago corrupt – as so many of us warned prior to the election.

    $535 million dollars. Nothing to show for it.

  6. Patty

    And yet the compliant Euro media keep quiet lest their hero’s halo be tarnished. It’s not JUST the administration that is corrupt but also the media courtiers who (mostly) keep quiet and hope no one notices that Chicago corrupt is everywhere.

  7. David – The would make sense if the media kept quiet (this report was in the MSM).

  8. Mahons

    The code word was (mostly) 😉

  9. Developing “gordon brown syndrome”

  10. Patty –

    So George Kaiser raises funds for Obama’s election, then the Obama administration sends $535million of other people’s money to George Kaiser, yes?

    Someone once asked me why I hate politics. Well that’s why.

    Politics vindicates behaviour which would shame the mafia. If anyone reading these words comes under suspicion of fraud (or simply trangressing rules written by politicians) the state’s badged agents will at least investigate. Why is Obama not being questioned for a $535 million fraud? Because he’s a politician. If he deceptively channelled so much loot in the private sector he’d be imprisoned for a very long time.

    That he was voted into his position as Capo di Tutti Capi is supposed to allow these things. Well clearly it does legally, but the law is an ass, written by corrupt asses to benefit corrupt asses. Hans-Hermann Hoppe stands vindicated:

    One-man-one-vote combined with ‘free entry’ into government — democracy — implies that every person and his personal property comes within reach of — and is up for grabs by — everyone else.

  11. Like the man basically said, it’s the best form of government, except for all the others.

    Does it need re-tooling? Yes.

    Will it get it? Unlikely, since there are many who benefit from the current corrupt state of affairs and many who stupidly support it otherwise.

  12. It would certainly help if the MSM actually investigated and reported — and stop providing cover for this corrupt regime.

    The Obama regime is by far – without any doubt – the most corrupt administration I have ever seen in the USA.

  13. Yes, all the billions they gave to Halliburton after Biden got a 35+ million severance package when he quit to become Vice President….wait a minute, that was Cheney.

  14. Halliburton actually performed a job in Iraq – a job few other companies could perform. They didn’t provide fake green jobs and then go belly up after the money was dispersed. When the history is written – when the tally is in – Obama’s Chicago style corruption, and dishonesty will far outweigh anything you might attribute to bush/cheney.

    In 2008, Obama ran on a platform that included transparency and cleaning up Washington DC. lol.

    You, Mahons, are a registered Democrat hoping to reelect Obama. end of story.

  15. Halliburton and its subs have been exposed for numerous violations/scams, which I don’t recall you objecting to.

    How typically moronic of you to write off half the political population.

  16. “moronic of you”

    Resorting to personal name calling as usual. Conceding the argument so soon?

  17. I prefer to call it truth in advertising.

  18. Call me whatever names you like. It doesn’t change anything. At the end of the day, the Obama Administration will go down in history as one of the nastiest and most corrupt Administrations ever seen in Washington DC.

    The MSM has been providing cover for the Obama Administration since the very beginning.

    The left wing MSM reminds one of a collective Baghdad Bob – denying the truth until the very end, despite all evidence to the contrary.

  19. I will. It doesn’t. It won’t. It hasn’t. It doesn’t.

  20. It is noted that the big time Fox News Channel is a hugely successful part of the MSM

    And it is a pure, explicit propaganda megaphone during the weekday prime time hours, far more biased than any other US or European station.

  21. Phantom: I don’t know what point you’re trying to make – perhaps a “free association moment” to channel bash FOX for the ATW readership?

    calling it “pure explicit propaganda” is a silly comment, however, as anyone who has ever watched Fox will know.

  22. Fox is very much part of the main stream media and it is the propaganda arm of the Republican Party.

    They bash Obama and Pelosi and Democrats / liberal points of view every weekday night, and they never or nearly never bash Republicans / conservative points of view.

    All their top guys are conservative, and the recently departed Glenn Beck was a conservative with strong lunatic tendencies.

  23. Here’s how the money from the pharmaceutical industry is distributed amongst the policital class. Note that this is the pharmaceutical sector only and not the other major owners ‘contributors’ to that gathering of honest people aka Congress.


  24. Such contributions should be illegal.

  25. Phantom – agreed but how can the legislature render illegal that from which they are the greatest beneficiaries? They will not vote money away from their own pockets.

  26. We agree on this one thing.

    The Democratic and Republican parties are both packs of thieves with different but overlapping paymasters and are equally part of the problem.

  27. Mahons, i’m certainly no worse than your guy, Obama:

    “Obama was prompted to write by an earlier letter from a Mr. Jim Chen that criticized Harvard Law Review’s affirmative action policies.  Specifically, Chen had argued that affirmative action stigmatized its presumed beneficiaries.

    The response is classic Obama: patronizing, dishonest, syntactically muddled, and grammatically challenged.  In the very first sentence Obama leads with his signature failing, one on full display in his earlier published work: his inability to make subject and predicate agree.

    “Since the merits of the Law Review’s selection policy has been the subject of commentary for the last three issues,” wrote Obama, “I’d like to take the time to clarify exactly how our selection process works.”

    If Obama were as smart as a fifth-grader, he would know, of course, that “merits … have.”  Were there such a thing as a literary Darwin Award, Obama could have won it on this on one sentence alone.  He had vindicated Chen in his first ten words.

    Although the letter is fewer than a thousand words long, Obama repeats the subject-predicate error at least two more times.  In one sentence, he seemingly cannot make up his mind as to which verb option is correct so he tries both: “Approximately half of this first batch is chosen … the other half are selected … ”

    from American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/early_obama_letter_confirms_inability_to_write.html

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