Rep. Darrell Issa blasts ‘stonewalling’ administration at Fisker hearing

Rep. Darrell Issa blasts ‘stonewalling’ administration at Fisker hearing

It was just yesterday that the Department of Energy was directing its followers to an online highlight reel of the last four years under Secretary Steven Chu, but not surprisingly, there’s no mention of Solyndra or Fisker; instead, the page touts the department’s $36 billion in Recovery Act investments “to support clean energy jobs across the country.”

Yesterday was Secretary Chu’s last day at DOE. Here are some highlights from the last 4+ years: go.usa.gov/T8zJ

—Energy Department (@ENERGY) April 23, 2013

Some of the people who hold those few remaining clean energy jobs testified in front of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today to discuss failed electric car company Fisker’s $529 million loan from the government. Fisker, which was expected to create thousands of new jobs, laid off 75 percent of its workforce earlier this month. How, exactly, does the company expect to pay back its loan when it hasn’t built a car since last summer?

Fisker at one point told the DOE they planned to sell 250,000 karmas by 2015, including 60,000 in both 2011 and 2012 #fisker #fiskerlulz

— Michael Ballaban (@Ballaban) April 24, 2013

An Energy Department email in June 2010 warned that the company was in trouble, but Fisker continued to receive millions in taxpayer money for another year before the assembly line stopped.

Obama was warned in 2010 Fisker failed to meet requirements of $500M government loan. Kept funneling cash until 2011 cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-5…

— Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) April 24, 2013

Dept of Energy still gave $32M to green carmaker Fisker even after co failed to meet key production targets in early 2011, says hearing docs

— Amanda Drury (@MandyCNBC) April 24, 2013

SHOCK: WH knew electric car maker Fisker was faltering: AP cbsn.ws/11NLIjO #tcot #tlot #p2 #Obama

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 24, 2013

@sistertoldjah Client of mine’s wife worked for Fisker in the accounting dept. She knew they were failing, but was told shut up or lose job

— Trouble to a ‘T’ (@MarineReconDad) April 24, 2013

Rep. Meadows: Biden is right that #Fisker is writing a new chapter in auto history. “But the chapter is Chapter 7.” #CongressionalComedyHour

— Nick Bunkley (@nickbunkley) April 24, 2013

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is not amused.

Issa spitting hot fire at DOE officials during #Fisker hearing oversight.house.gov/hearing/green-…

— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) April 24, 2013

Oversight chairman Issa gets heated at Fisker hearing, says Obama administration stonewalls and “lies through its teeth” on multiple issues

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 24, 2013

“You are a stonewalling administration.” – Issa.

— Aaron Nathans (@anathansnewsman) April 24, 2013

Issa on Fisker: DOE cannot miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. #Fisker

— Michal Conger (@MichalConger) April 24, 2013

Rep Issa: #Fisker investors had major access to White House.

— Cause of Action (@CauseofActionDC) April 24, 2013

Fisker:“Attempts to create an artificial green economy have instead created a ‘house of cards’ economy,” Issa said when A123 went bankrupt

— Rich King (@Buckyworks) April 24, 2013

Henrik Fisker declined to answer questions after hearing; was with handler who declined to give name. “We’ll be in touch,” handler said

— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) April 24, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/24/rep-darrell-issa-blasts-stonewalling-administration-at-fisker-hearing/

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Classy: Lefty eco-zealots mount ‘Exxon Hates Your Children’ campaign

Classy: Lefty eco-zealots mount ‘Exxon Hates Your Children’ campaign

Liberal groups Oil Change International and The Other 98% are out with a tasteful new campaign, “Exxon Hates Your Children.” Fun for the whole family! We’d expect nothing less from the radical Left.

Exxon hates your children youtube.com/watch?v=uXV6FW… Obama has a choice Big Oil or us. #denykxl

— janekleeb (@janekleeb) December 5, 2012

The groups are currently raising money to get the campaign on national television.

Eco-zealots are lapping it up:

now that’s a hashtag i can dig #ExxonHatesYourChildren

— Kelly Pope (@pope_yes) December 5, 2012

#ExxonHatesYourChildren. They just plain do. exxonhatesyourchildren.com

— Zack Malitz (@ZackMalitz) December 5, 2012

I mean, who needs children anyway?BAH to you, EXXON.#ExxonHatesYourChildren bit.ly/ExxonHates

— Samantha Harris (@Samantha_Lacey) December 5, 2012

Outrageous accusation?No, sad truth.Exxon hates your children.(all #BigOil and #Coal) Check it out: exxonhatesyourchildren.com @priceofoil

— Katie Redford (@KatieRedford86) December 5, 2012

Actually, that’s not really fair. Exxon doesn’t hate your children, they just don’t give a shit about them, or anything but their profits.

— Brian (@bridoc) December 5, 2012

Of course.

For a group so hell-bent on clean energy, it sure loves dirty politics.

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Exxon has responded to the ad:

“The campaign is offensive to the thousands of ExxonMobil employees and contractors who work hard every day to deliver an essential product in a safe and environmentally responsible way,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.

“Energy use and climate change are critically important challenges facing society that won’t be resolved with media campaigns that rely on provocative language and false allegations,” Exxon said.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/05/classy-lefty-eco-zealots-mount-exxon-hates-your-children-campaign/

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I Expect This Kind Of Logic From My 4-Year-Old, But From A Senator? Not So Much.

I Expect This Kind Of Logic From My 4-Year-Old, But From A Senator? Not So Much.

In Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation hearing for secretary of state, another senator, John Barrasso, used the logic that my 4-year-old uses when he justifies doing something bad. He suggested that we can’t put any rules in place to help prevent climate change because China isn’t doing anything, which gives them an advantage, somehow, I guess? Kerry, instead of sending him to his room without dessert, calmly explained why that’s a horrible idea.

At 1:00, Kerry explains the basics of investing in the future for fun and profit.

At 2:35, he talks about how profitable clean energy can be.

At 3:00, he talks about why America is currently losing.

At 3:30, he busts out some epic and horrifying facts.

And at 4:16, he tells the Senator why partisanship on this issue is insane.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-expect-this-kind-of-logic-from-my-4-year-old-but-from-a-senator-not-so-much

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Obama tries his lame, false ‘FACT’ spiel with energy; Fails again

Obama tries his lame, false ‘FACT’ spiel with energy; Fails again

Dude. His “FACT” spiel is really getting pitiful. Bless his pants-on-fire heart! The president seems to never learn; simply screeching “FACT” in front of something, doesn’t make it true. As these citizens, once again, made quite clear.

Along with the cost MT @barackobama: FACT: U.S. electricity production from renewable energy sources is on track 2 double by the end of 2012

— Snarky Basterd (@Snarky_Basterd) July 18, 2012

@barackobama FACT: Under President Obama, energy prices have 'necessarily skyrocketed' … gas is up 103% #failure

— Dan Andros (@DanAndros) July 18, 2012

@BarackObama Yes, and the money it costs to research renewable energy and new energy sources is MORE money than the new processes will save.

— John Russell Allen (@Jallen289) July 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/BeatBarack2012/status/225686026788671488

@BarackObama This is hilarious. It now makes up .000000002% of our energy usage and costs 1,000x conventional sources.

— obamanada (@obamanada) July 18, 2012

https://twitter.com/NinoNatale/status/225689251923251200

@BarackObama Fact; personal freedom on track to be cut in half by the end of 2012.

— Brad Rinderknecht (@BradRinder) July 18, 2012

Not hard to double when you start w/ a small no. #math MT @BarackObama Electricity from renewable energy to double by end of `12 #progress

— Carcel Mousineau (@CarcelMousineau) July 18, 2012

Math, like presidenting, is hard!

https://twitter.com/linuxdad/status/225685412738367488

@BarackObama fact: 8 taxpayer financed clean energy companies went bankrupt under obama.

— Darryll M. (@HighTide1989) July 18, 2012

And this is a win, right here. Throwing President Obama’s own words right back in his face:

Somebody else did that MT @BarackObama: FACT: Under Obama, U.S. electricity production from renewable energy sources is on track to double

— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) July 18, 2012

Boom!

Related: Lesson not learned: Obama using ‘FACT’ again; citizens respond with truth

Truth to power: Citizens turn Obama’s Romney ‘fact’ false narratives into pesky facts about Obama

Fail: Obama plans fundraisers in Switzerland then tries to slam Romney … on Switzerland; Update: Obama FACT mocking

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/18/president-obama-tries-his-lame-false-fact-spiel-with-energy-fails-again/

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Obama to America: Let’s lower gas prices…by redistributing oil subsidies to green scams!

Obama to America: Let’s lower gas prices…by redistributing oil subsidies to green scams!

maybe ineed to start watchin the news more , b/c ireally dnt see the changes obama made the world seem like its gettin worse if yu ask me

— R.I.P BABi B.I. (@SuckOnDis9Piece) March 29, 2012

Obama really DOES want 2 stick it 2 Americans…now he wants 2 tax Oil Co's…which will cause gas prices 2 skyrocket. #ObamaMustGo

— Marian D Clough (@MarianDClough) March 29, 2012

This morning President Obama delivered a lengthy statement to Congress about an upcoming vote on oil subsidies. His pitch: cut them and invest more in clean energy – ie: let’s give more money to companies like Solyndra, which was an ultimate fail and wasted more than $500 million in taxpayer money.

Dear Mr President Obama, talk is cheap. GAS IS $4.00 A GALLON

— JCorb (@JDCorbinPM) March 29, 2012

But as most of his speeches are, President Obama was speaking to divide the country against Congress and Washington, placing himself on the side of “the American people” hoping to gain extra boost in poll numbers for the upcoming election. Well, as his advisors forget to tell him, America isn’t as dumb as he thinks. Here’s a bit of the reaction:

Or we can all become socialists. RT @markknoller: Pres Obama says Congress today "can stand (cont) http://t.co/q7cmksoe

— Paul Townley (@PaulTownleyGI) March 29, 2012

Obama just said wind and solar are proving "thousands of jobs" actually, more like killing thousands of jobs Mr. President

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) March 29, 2012

Listening to Obama on oil. I'm struck by how… well, how ignorant he is. Also by how demagogic.

— Quin Hillyer (@QuinHillyer) March 29, 2012

Obama wants to raise taxes on oil companys, get ready for $5 a gallion

— Johnston Tea Party (@JohnstonTea) March 29, 2012

Obama sounds defensive on oil drilling and oil production. he needs to stop slamming republicans and act like the president. #complaining

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) March 29, 2012

No, but he is obsessed with them. RT @rickklein: Obama – BREAKING – "I'm not worried about the big oil companies."

— Steve Everley (@saeverley) March 29, 2012

9 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes, and 58 seconds until #Obama leaves office.

— Obama Countdown (@obama_countdown) March 27, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/29/obama-to-america-lets-just-raise-taxes/

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Meet A Tribe That Isn't Waiting Around For Someone Else To Make Our Energy Clean

Meet A Tribe That Isn't Waiting Around For Someone Else To Make Our Energy Clean

For years, the Moapa Band of Paiute Indians had been fighting to get a coal-fired plant out of their backyard and make the switch to clean energy. Watch what happens when you fight the good fight with your neighbors.

While the Moapa Band has been successful in closing almost all of the Reid Gardner Station, they still need some help getting NV Energy to clean up after themselves. Big utility companies can be like children that way; you should help them along on their journey to responsible adulthood by tweeting at them here.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/meet-a-tribe-that-isnt-waiting-around-for-someone-else-to-make-our-energy-clean

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - July 11, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Unreal: Obama scoffs when asked about taxpayer-funded green energy sinkhole Abound Solar

Unreal: Obama scoffs when asked about taxpayer-funded green energy sinkhole Abound Solar

Something funny, Barack?

During his interview today by Denver reporter Kyle Clark, President Obama was asked about the failure of Colorado-based Abound Solar, a green energy company that received a $400 million federal loan guarantee. Abound Solar declared bankruptcy this past June and is currently under investigation. For some reason, the president finds that amusing:

#Colorado Reporter Grills Obama on Bankrupt Abound Solar shar.es/clA7W via @sharethis #Obama says it’s good for us.

— B Hanson (@SCPioneer) October 26, 2012

Good for us?

Some of [the green energy companies] have failed but the vast majority of them are pushing us forward into a clean energy direction. And that’s good for Colorado and good for the country.

So, basically, the president thinks we should just shut up and eat our peas while he has a good chuckle.

American taxpayers are out $68 million, Mr. President. We’re not laughing.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/26/unreal-obama-scoffs-when-asked-about-taxpayer-funded-green-energy-sinkhole-abound-solar/

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - July 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

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Sarah Palin fact-checks President Obama’s SOTU address

Sarah Palin fact-checks President Obama’s SOTU address

Earlier today, Sarah Palin hinted she would live-tweet President Obama’s State of the Union address. She did not disappoint:

Obama: “There is much progress to report.” Oh really? Let’s see what the facts show… #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

22.7 million Americans are unemployed, underemployed, or have given up looking for work. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Our GDP shrank by 0.1% in the 4th quarter. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Obama added $518 billion in new regulatory costs to America’s job creators since taking office is.gd/jNIvE7 #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

We have a $16.5 trillion national debt & we’re on day 1,385 without a budget. #PermanentPoliticalClassAtWork #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

$5.9 million was added to the national debt since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

We have $46 trillion in fed spending from Obama’s FY13 Budget through 2022. That’s not “responsible” or “balanced” #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Keep in mind that the sequester was Obama’s baby. He signed it into law. Now he thinks it’s economic Armageddon. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

“Balanced approach” means “I’m going to increase your taxes to pay for my crony capitalism.” #NoOneIsBuyingThis #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

“Can’t cut our way to prosperity.” If endlessly borrowing & spending money we don’t have leads to prosperity, bankruptcy is the way forward!

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Voted for Obama? Check your paycheck withholding – it’s less. #OBuyersRemorse yet? #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Stagnant economy, Greek-style debt, inflation, no jobs, high gas prices. What say you, Obama voters? #OBuyersRemorse? #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Let’s “invest” in more “clean energy” because Obama has a lot of campaign bundlers to thank #cronycapitalismonsteroids #sotUGottaBeKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

FACT: New offshore leases for oil and natural gas drilling have declined 61% under Obama. #noenergy #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Gee, with all of these things he wants to “invest” in, how will he keep his promise not to “increase our deficit by a single dime”?

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Obama speaks of “a thriving middle class”. Let’s see how the middle class has fared under Obama…

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

The average cost of family health care premiums has risen 24% under Obama. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Just 14% of America’s seniors believe they can retire comfortably. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

The annual cost per household from federal regulations is over $15,000. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Real median household income has declined $4,520 since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe #ObamaHurtsTheMiddleClass

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

By the way, women working at the White House make less than men. Clean your own house first, Mr. President. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Now we’re going to eradicate poverty around the world. But remember this won’t “increase our deficit by a single dime” #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

RT @nraila: Obama’s “commonsense reform” requires gun registration and confiscation #SOTU youtube.com/watch?v=jHmxY7…

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Well done, Gov. Palin!

We’ll keep track of Palin’s Twitter page and update this post if and when new tweets are posted.

Update:

Obama’s SOTU was more recycled rhetoric. He wants to make the fed govt more intrusive, bankrupt, and controlling. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Most things Obama talked about are handled better on the individual, local & state level. Growing our bankrupt fed govt is NOT the answer.

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Should be $5.9 TRILLION. Sorry for the typo. RT $5.9 million was added to the national debt since Obama took office. #sotUGottaBKiddingMe

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) February 13, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/12/sarah-palin-fact-checks-president-obamas-sotu-address/

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White House’s deliberately ignorant Americans of the day: Free marketers

White House’s deliberately ignorant Americans of the day: Free marketers

Forbes:

It took President Obama’s Press Secretary Jay Carney to shock me to my senses. As someone who favors cutting government spending on clean energy and eliminating government subsidies in general, I was particularly distressed to learn (in Carney’s words) that “I am “aggressively and deliberately ignorant of the world economy not to know and understand that clean energy technologies are going to play a huge role in the 21st century.” Even worse, I learn that “I have a severely diminished capacity to understand what drives economic growth in industrialized countries in this century.”

We just don’t get it, do we?

Yesterday’s White House deliberate ignorance of the day from Paul Ryan:

Why Does Jay Carney Think Paul Ryan‘s Budget Supporters Are ’Deliberately Ignorant’? http://t.co/qDEToEwX

— I'm ur huckleberry (@jeanniemcbride) March 22, 2012

White House spox questions 'capacity' of 'deliberately ignorant' backers of Paul Ryan budget http://t.co/r4cyQtWD

— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) March 21, 2012

Hey Jay, can we use fossil fuels for now? Carney calls Paul Ryan "ignorant" about our future "needs" 4 green energy – http://t.co/I0AQdkPD

— New Republitarian (@NuRepublitarian) March 22, 2012

Halp us! We R not sure! :( if UR insulting us!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/22/white-houses-deliberately-ignorant-americans-of-the-day-free-marketers/

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How A Couple From Middle America Became A National Sensation And A Target For Criticism

How A Couple From Middle America Became A National Sensation And A Target For Criticism

A new technology developed by Idaho couple Scott and Julie Brusaw could, in theory, create a lot of jobs, save us tons of money, and spare the planet some extractive misery. For all those reasons — and because it’s imaginative and designed to serve the greater good — I’d love to see us explore it further. But as you’ll see below, there are naysayers out there who are quick to call out all the reasons this technology can’t work.

My hope and disappointment aside, isn’t this the sort of big thinking and innovative problem-solving we need now more than ever?

Here’s the video that’s been sparking imaginations across the country.

Sounds exciting, right? Well, here’s a (kinda condescending) video rebuttal of solar roadway technology.

What we have here is a battle of theory with unknowns on both sides. The Brusaws present a theoretical solution to a number of issues, and they’re challenged with theoretical hole-poking that in several respects is important to consider.

But what I find to be inspiring and worthwhile is that the Brusaws are actually seeking the answers to those unknowns. The problems they’re trying to tackle — clean energy and job creation among them — are nothing to scoff at.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/how-a-couple-from-middle-america-became-a-national-sensation-and-a-target-for-criticism

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - June 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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