Daily Solyndra


The bloggers in Wingnuttia are having a field day with this story. Here in Left Blogistan it is slightly more reported on than Fast and Furious (i.e. next to none)


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23 Responses to Daily Solyndra

  1. insanelysane says:

    A poll of 1500 people by SF Chronicle ( SF GATE) asked
    “What is the lesson of the Federal government’s backing of Solyndra?
    9% Green Power will never be cost effective.
    15% Should borrow from China to compete with China
    34% Start up companies come with risks…
    and 43% said The Obama administration is simply incompetent.

    Bwaaaaa hahaha….

  2. 1539days says:

    The new Obot spin is that $535 million isn’t much compared to the nearly $1 trillion in stimulus money. True, not every $535 million is going to lose 1,000 jobs. If it were, we’d lose another 2 million jobs. Oh, wait. We DID lose another 2 million jobs after the Stimulus.

    It may only be money, but it’s about $5 for every American family. Instead, a few people made tens of millions of dollars.

    • yttik says:

      I think with government spending we’re up to about 46,000 per man, woman, and child. I think they should just give us the money and we’ll use it to create our own jobs.

      • WMCB says:

        No one has ever been able to adequately explain to me how money filtered and spent through a govt program becomes magical and stimulative, but money left in our pockets to spend is not stimulative at all, and is in fact useless for increasing demand.

        • 1539days says:

          It’s the multiplier effect. Don’t ask, just nod as not to look dumb.

          Supposedly, this multiplier effect is the idea that government money moves up through the economy until one of 5 billionaires keeps it in a big vault. I like the response that the multiplier effect can refer to anything. Someone breaking your window is stimulative because it put new window money into the economy.

          For the most part, government is a leaky pipe for money. The new one is that Eric Holder’s justice department really likes their $16 muffins.

        • Three Wickets says:

          Poorer people are more compelled to spend than save/invest. Richer people are more compelled to save/invest than spend. For an economy to work, we need both supply and demand. That’s the basic idea. Not that it’s all one or the other. The aggregate money circulated by working people is larger that the aggregate money circulated the rich.

          Also the private sector would hire/invest in more workers, the increase in total wages would be the equivalent of government stimulus. Also, the federal government spends on the public sector, but they also pay private sector contractors.

        • Three Wickets says:

          Should be:

          If the private sector would hire/invest in more workers..

    • ralphb says:

      Should have sent everyone $5. At least we could have a happy meal.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    The GOP Florida straw poll’s today and supposedly a predictor of who will be the nominee. How could it, not everybody’s running yet 😉

  4. DeniseVB says:

    LightSquared is heating up now….

    http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/09/14/6458/emails-show-wireless-firms-communications-white-house-campaign-donations-were-made

    On Sept. 22, 2009, Falcone and LightSquared CEO Ahuja had met with Kohlenberger, then chief of staff for the Office of Science and Technology. Eight days later, Falcone and his wife Lisa each gave $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the maximum allowed.

    On Wednesday, Falcone told iWatch News by email that he made the 2009 contribution after “an approach” by New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, adding that the donation had “absolutely nothing to do with LightSquared.” Schumer’s office did not return a call seeking comment.

  5. WMCB says:

    Could someone please explain to me a) why we are still there, and b) why we keep pouring billions of dollars of aid into an “ally” that is actively sabotaging us? The attackers of the Kabul embassy were in close contact with Pakistani intelligence before and during the attack. The cell phone data proves it.

    The phones had been used to call Pakistani intelligence operatives before and during the assault. This evidence lies behind the charge made by Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that the Haqqani network is a “veritable arm” of Pakistani intelligence, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.

    The attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO’s Afghan headquarters resulted in a 22-hour firefight – with American troops pinned down on roof tops…

    Two days before that, U.S. intelligence intercepted communications that the Haqqani network was sending a large truck filled with explosives into Afghanistan. Gen. John Allen, the commander in Afghanistan, called Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the commander of Pakistan’s army and former head of Pakistani intelligence, and asked Kiyani to head off the attack. According to U.S. officials, Kayani promised to “make a call,” but the truck continued into Afghanistan and exploded on the anniversary of 9/11.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/23/eveningnews/main20110965.shtml

    Cut off aid, and get the fuck out of that godforsaken dirtpile. NOW.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    NYT opinion piece says nothing to see here, move along, Solyndra scandal is phony………

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/opinion/the-phony-solyndra-scandal.html?_r=1

    • Three Wickets says:

      Nocero lost me in his first month on the new job. Always feels like he’s got marionette strings pulling on him. Less koolaidy, more corrupty. Just my sense.

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