Treasury Inspector General Opens Probe Into Obama's Solargate

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I am Jobe's picture

WTF. No pension or library for the idiots in office anymore. Make em work at McDonalds

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Are you fucking joking?  The service at McDonald's is already shitty enough.  Can you imagine one of these retards that we have in office trying to run a drive-thru?  I think that could truly collapse civilization.  The only job these douche bags are qualified for is politician or welfare queen, or a little of both. 

Long-John-Silver's picture

Damn right! I can imagine the "changes" made like......


You must turn the engine off and push your car through the drive through to cut pollution, save energy, and get some exercise.

TSA will hand rape everyone as they push their car through.

You must weigh in and get your height measured so management can tell you what menu you can order from.

When you get to the window be sure and smile for the face recognition camera.

All Illegals get a 25% discount. All Whites pay an additional 25% because they have an unfair advantage because they are White.

Blacks get nothing because their going to vote "the right way" no mater how bad the democrats screw them.  

AldousHuxley's picture

White: "Blacks get nothing because their going to vote "the right way" no mater how bad the democrats screw them."

Black: "America is a racist country. The white man is keeping black folks down"

White: "I offer a free one way ticket to any country in Africa for you then if you go where black man is at the top"

Black: "I already am in a country with a black man at the top."


Latino: "We all fucked (in spanish)!"


nmewn's picture

BrightSource...IPO'd @ 250 mill...

The U.S. Department of Energy last year tentatively awarded the project $1.37 billion in loan guarantees as part of the federal government's economic stimulus program. But the department upped that figure to $1.6 billion on Monday when it finalized terms of the financing.

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The board...without comment ;-)

I did it by Occident's picture

so i assume one could just follow the list of loanees of the DoE guarantee programs for "Short" play ideas?

nmewn's picture

We tried to warn Leo (in between his luncheon dates with the power elites) of the wolves prowling around the fatted sheeple.

Some men you just can't reach ;-)

Yen Cross's picture

Excellent comment! Retro activity...  The real money spending is out of control as well... What inflation? In the DWE economies?

Oh regional Indian's picture

haaaaah, awesome find NM. That BOD is quite the horror-show.

David Fries and Jim Eats.... enough said eh? BUt then there is Israel, GE...... stinky stinky.

I'll say it here again, solar the way it is now is not the answer. Cannot be. Now is wind. Nor is geo-thermal.

These are all approaches using a newtonian understanding of the world.

There are better ways. Far far better ways. Try getting this BOD to listen though? Not a chance, they are too vested in the current, long cycle time, million dollar, high/higher/highest tech gizmodo non-sense.


A Better way to Tech NirVana

IQ 145's picture

A better way to Tech NivVana; Fried Cow Dung?

Oh regional Indian's picture

You see IQ 145, Mr. 800 Perfect Sat Scorer, attitudes like yours are the problem.

Instead of asking nicely, maybe once, about how it might be, you are stuck in your 1959 perfect score world.

Well, the world will change in-spite of you. Perhaps you can try some mind-flex for a change, think that there might be other ways of looking at the world, not just what is accepted.

Because even you have to admit, it's a pretty darn shitty world this teutonic, super linear take on technology has made for us.

You are of course free to be howsoever you choose. Unlike your snide-ness, I genuinely wish you well.

I do hope though that you are not in any way a gate-keeper for new technological advancements.


Where do we Fit?

DCFusor's picture

None are the answer for the ignorant who cram themselves too many to the cubic inch in cities, true.  Old tech (poly crystal) solar has run my 4 building campus off the grid since 1980, and no, that's not a typo.  All this "new" crap that's supposed to be "more efficient and cheap" is precisely the same misdirection and ruse that GW's clowns were pushing with the "hydrogen economy, just wait, we'll be ready in a few" == meaning you get to keep buying their oil till then - which is never.  Yeah, to live high on the resulting electricity, you have to cover a roof with the stuff, at not much over the price for real good windows the same area.

The problem was never the tech.  It's that people aren't ready to pay up front.  They like working with the rent-seeking and all too aptly named "power company" even if it rips them off.  Because to put in a real good system you have to forgo a lot of instant debt-induced gratification, instead of taking personal responsibility for how heavy you walk on the earth.  And no, I'm no greenie, and I have a hell of a lot of fun when they think I am.  I'm free and allow no rent-seeking entities to fuck with me insofar as its possible.  Since my county delegated enforcement of the building codes to the "power company" - I live in a "barn" that required no building permit.  The tax savings - "priceless".  Figure ROI=100% about every year.


Alternative philosophy aside -- its working and has been for over 3 decades, all the panels still meeting spec (Solarex, BP-Amoco).

Ident 7777 economy's picture



Very nice for you, but, what if I want to smelt lead or aluminum?


Your approach: insufficient energy.



IQ 145's picture

LOL Jesus that;s hilarious.

jeff montanye's picture

liked the last best long john.  so true.  hippies too they say.

Shirley Wilfahrt's picture

Newsflash #1

These simple govt fucks couldn't cut it at McD's. They would be hiding in the can whimpering to mom on their iPhone in under 30 minutes in any real kitchen.

The typical McD's manager could literally RUN CIRCLES around these useless pukes all the while getting the fucking job done.


Newsflash #2

Don't disrespect the people that make your food dumbass.

Jena's picture

"Don't disrespect the people that make your food dumbass."


So very true.  Only fools eat something they've been served after being rude to the wait staff.  

Korbin Dallas's picture

McD's doesn't "make food," they buy bulk produce from processors then freeze it and ship it.  The local peeps unwrap it, heat it, fry it, cut it, dole it out, and do a song and dance to maximize their efficiency from Hamburger U while salting and packaging it to hand over to debt-ridden diabetic overweight cholesterol-laden under-insured proletariat.

To refer to the end result is food is akin to a Principal-Only Tranche on subslime desert non-credit enhanced collateral being called an investment.  Same cookery, same clowns, same result.

Shirley Wilfahrt's picture

All completely true....and I guess when folks stop buying McD's will stop selling.....Excuse me while I pour myself a JimBeam and light up a Camel.


Regardless of the "food" debate....the work is real. And I still say that the typical McD's manager could outwork nearly any govt employee...and do so...on a daily basis.

FWIW...McD's is one of the few businesses left that will literally take a kid off the street and give them an opportunity to work. Lots of store owners came up that way....lots of wealth. want some fries with that whineburger??




mudduck's picture

Make em work as janitors at Halliburton so they can see how it's done. All this stink over a lousy half a bil. What a bunch of pikers.

Zero Govt's picture

Yeah I know, nobody in Club Parasite gets outta bed now for less than $500bn, this $500mn of taxpayers disappearing down a White House shitter is such small beer you wonder if Treasury has got too much time on its hands piddling with these incidental amounts

No wonder Leo left ZH with only a couple of acidic deranged mumblings, his Solar panel investment must have got a nice little kicker of taxpayer largesse to give him a 'green exit strategy' just before the usual red ink bankruptcy all green (or Govt propped up biz-models) ends in

WestVillageIdiot's picture

This is just so racist.  Why do they have to go after the black half of Obama like this? 

Long-John-Silver's picture

Oreo has produced a new cookie for Obama. It's the Triple Double Oreo.

New! Triple Double Oreo

AldousHuxley's picture


especially given QE3 and Euro bailouts coming up


midtowng's picture


This scandal is nothing compared to the real scandals.

The only reason you are hearing about it so much is because it is one of the very few signs of corruption that isn't totally bipartisan. Republicans can make a stink about it.

The Obama Administration is FAR more corrupted by Wall Street banks, but Republicans aren't going to make a stink about that because they want the Wall Street money even more than Obama does.

Cdad's picture

Listen....I agree that there are lots of scandals encircling us, namely the absolute destruction of our nation, our Constitution, and everything else.  However, you should not be underestimating the positive nature of a plain, open, obvious case of crony capitalism now being investigated.

I find this Solyndra story quite refreshing, myself.  I hope the consequences from it land on President Zero's desk.  I hope the truth is revealed...which is basically, certain people made a half billion US tax payer dollars quietly disappear.  Hmmmm?  I wonder where all those Benjamins went?  

Let's find out. 


Yen Cross's picture

Always appreciate your wisdom {C-Dad}...  I don't see much short covering going into tomorrow?  


    Best to you and your family!    Yen :)




WeekendAtBernankes's picture

Between this, gunwalker, and the one where they sell the guns to known Chicago felons for resale to street gangs, I reckon we're in for a real shitshow.

The blogs have to keep pushing this stuff until the legacy media is forced to expose it to the plebs.

SheepDog-One's picture

Real issue- Operation Fast and Furious...people have been murdered due to Obama selling guns to drug cartels, in the attempt to blame the guns on americans.

MacGruber's picture

I like the title anyway, why does everything have to be a "gate"?

Abiotic Oil's picture

If Obama and Holder would answer the question, honestly (ha!), about when they knew about (and when I say "knew about" I mean came up with the op and had it executed) Gunwalker I think they could/should be tried as an accessory to murder.

"Don't worry, we're working on getting rid of the 2nd amendment... under the rader and behind the scenes." - Barry Soetoro

Head over to Sipsey Street Irregulars for all the truth.

mynhair's picture

Cuz the white half is even dumber?

OldPhart's picture

Would that this was a true Watergate moment, but I seriously doubt there remains an uncorrupted individual in the Obama Administration.  Way too much cash was flowing.

SheepDog-One's picture

Yep, all that worthless fiat cash.

Cdad's picture

This isn't just an Obama administration issue.  DC has been swallowed up by a culture of corruption and theft.  The good people of this nation have known it for a very long time.  

Of course, the best way to fix/reduce the problem is to get rid of incumbents.  Hmmmm?  Who has been getting rid of incumbents?  Ah, yes, the Tea Party.  Bring them on...more of them.  I don't care about their credentials, how slick they make speech, how handsome or ugly they are, or whether or not they can name all of the political leaders of Africa.  

More citizen representation, please.

MacGruber's picture

Until the Tea Party becomes the incumbents. I think a good portion of people that enter office intend to to good, then leave when the good work is finished. But once they get inside the candy store they never wanna leave - mark my words.

Think about it, best job on earth; people treat you like a star, you are "important", you get paid a nice salary and get to travel anywhere in the world on the gov'ment dime. You only work as hard as you want and the only job review is to get the same money from the people you did last time every 4 years.

DCFusor's picture

Sadly all too true.  And the trouble is, when you vote out incumbents, you have to vote another clown in, who then assumes they have a mandate -- never ever consider the fact that their only quality was that they weren't the same guy, and we don't get "none of the above" on the ballots (a significant problem that could be easily fixed if even a tiny fraction of that "for the people" crap was believed by those in power).

But vote the damn incumbents out anyway.  And keep doing it.  Make the lobbyists earn that pay.

NotApplicable's picture

So, Hillary's minions are hard at work?

No wonder the banksters aren't willing to drop $38k to dine with The One.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

At what point does Hillary see her opportunity to jump in and once again try to be our first lesbian president? 

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Being a little unfair to cunts.  No? 

nmewn's picture

"People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything I've got."

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Quick, somebody give Obama a little dog.  That will keep him out of trouble.  Maybe he can name him Chess or Monopoly.  I hear dogs named after board games can pull a politician's ass out of the ringer. 

nmewn's picture

lol...maybe we'll get a Checkers speech yet.

I did it by Occident's picture

how 'bout Parchisi or Backgammon?  probably name it Othello.  alas, the subtlety would be lost on most avg folks.

XitSam's picture

Call we name the dog "Risk"?