When you hear the administration claim its massive and foolish expenditures on solar energy companies like Solyndra were based on science and not politics, know that it’s a bald-faced fable. This story of how the White House went on full panic alert as Solyndra dive headlong into bankruptcy is all politics. The administration knew it was going to take a well-deserved beating, so it brought its public relations machinery into play even before the news broke.
Now, that’s not unusual. Politicians play the public relations game like fish play the water-breathing game. What is unusual here is that the White House has steadfastly promised us that its “investments” in companies like Solyndra were not made because of who owned the companies nor how much the owners gave to the Obama campaign. The truth is, as we’ve learned, just the opposite. Not only did President Obama give away hundreds of millions of dollars to failed companies pushing immature technology for a problem that barely exists but he gave that money to companies owned by campaign bundlers and big donors. It’s hard to find a better definition of corruption than that.
And now, links!
- Why do the progressives who run San Francisco hate the poor and middle class so much that they would pass laws that have made healthy food choices more expensive?
- Myths about conservative comedy debunked by…a conservative comedian. For my money, I’d rather not know if a comedian is conservative or not. I watched a John Pinette special not long ago that was hilarious, until he made an unnecessary and unfunny aside about George Bush. I thought him less funny after that.
- If you liked my post about the progressive cocoon, you’ll enjoy Ace’s post on the subject as well. He made a couple excellent points that had not occurred to me.
- Revolutions, contrary to the “thoughts” of some left-wing bloviators, are reversible.
- Egg addresses the SCOAMFs. They should all listen to him.
- Stacy McCain has some good thoughts on what it will take to reform the Republican Party. And let’s not kid ourselves, folks, the party needs reformation in the worst way.
- You might have seen a photo of the “Route 29 Batman”, a man police had pulled over in a full Batman costume not long ago. Well, there’s a story behind that photo and it will get you choked up a bit. Turns out, Batman really is super.