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    GOP's Solyndra probe threatens to ensnare Energy Secretary Chu

    [B][U]GOP's Solyndra probe threatens to ensnare Energy Secretary Chu[/U][/B]

    By Andrew Restuccia - 09/29/11 05:00 AM ET

    The controversy over a $535 million loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt California solar firm Solyndra is threatening to dim the star of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a physicist and Nobel Prize winner who has rarely been thrust into the political spotlight.

    Republican lawmakers have set their sites on Chu, who for three years has managed to avoid being dragged into a litany of political battles waged by Republicans and the White House on energy and environmental issues.

    The GOP has for weeks lobbed a slew of allegations at the administration, arguing officials rushed a final decision on the loan guarantee and missed a series of red flags that hinted at the company’s financial troubles.

    Solyndra declared bankruptcy two years after receiving the Energy Department loan, resulting in layoffs for 1,100 workers.

    Now, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are increasingly turning their attention to the role that Chu played in overseeing the loan guarantee program.

    The ongoing fight over Solyndra could put Chu, who is not known as a political brawler, in uncharted waters.

    Republicans are pointing to a recent Los Angeles Times story that says Chu disagreed with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and others when they raised concerns about the loan guarantee program during a meeting last October.

    [url]http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/184515-gops-solyndra-probe-threatens-to-ensnare-energy-sec-chu[/url]

    Meanwhile, the theft and fraud continues...

    The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve. PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG.

    [url]http://rightwingnews.com/democrats/crony-socialism-nancy-pelosis-brother-in-law-gets-737-million-loan-from-obama/[/url]

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    Mmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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    In other news, Barry's uncle is expected to appear in a Massachusetts court on a drunken driving charge.

    [url]http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/29/obamas-uncle-due-in-court-in-drunk-driving-case/[/url]

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    chu is the best energy secretary we've ever had. certainly among the smartest.

    No surprise the GOP wants him destroyed and replaced from the Texan from the Simpsons.

    [IMG]http://wiw.org/~jess/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/texan1.gif[/IMG]

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    Political Science 201: Chicago style graft politics does not work on a national level.

    Romney-Cain 2012

    :usaflag:

    :jets17

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    [QUOTE=AlbanyJet;4165144]Political Science 201: Chicago style graft politics does not work on a national level.
    [/QUOTE]

    which is worse a 500 million dollar bad bet on a solar company or a 3 trillion dollar bad bet on Iraq/AfPak?


    complaining about soylendra is like complaining about NPR... its such a small part of spending

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165146]which is worse a 500 million dollar bad bet on a solar company or a 3 trillion dollar bad bet on Iraq/AfPak?


    complaining about soylendra is like complaining about NPR... its such a small part of spending[/QUOTE]

    Missing the point. Again.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165146]which is worse a 500 million dollar bad bet on a solar company or a 3 trillion dollar bad bet on Iraq/AfPak?


    complaining about soylendra is like complaining about NPR... its such a small part of spending[/QUOTE]

    I have strep throat and skin cancer.

    I'm getting them both treated.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165128]chu is the best energy secretary we've ever had. certainly among the smartest.

    No surprise the GOP wants him destroyed and replaced from the Texan from the Simpsons.

    [IMG]http://wiw.org/~jess/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/texan1.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]


    Bit, you, like Obama & his admin., have gone off the rails...grasping at anything you can to make your arguments that have been proven wrong over & over & over again. It's over- he's a disaster, & the voters know it. You know it. Let it go....it's..............over

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165128]chu is the best energy secretary we've ever had. certainly among the smartest.

    No surprise the GOP wants him destroyed and replaced from the Texan from the Simpsons.

    [IMG]http://wiw.org/~jess/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/texan1.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    wasn't Chu advocating for $10/gallon gas?

    yeah, "best". :banghead:

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    [QUOTE=JetPotato;4165156]I have strep throat and skin cancer.

    I'm getting them both treated.[/QUOTE]

    soylendra is like the strep throat.

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    [QUOTE=quantum;4165176]wasn't Chu advocating for $10/gallon gas?
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    whats cheaper having 10 gallon gas and less drivers or having 1 gallon gas and going to war all over the world for the right to buy it?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165264]soylendra is like the strep throat.[/QUOTE]

    Cue the "ALL IS WELL" scene from Animal House

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    [QUOTE=Piper;4165270]Cue the "ALL IS WELL" scene from Animal House[/QUOTE]

    I dont think all is well...but i do the human mind has limitations grasping the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion.

    for arguments sake soylendra could be the worst moral outrage ever committed by a sitting US President but the consequences were minor.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165279]I dont think all is well...but i do the human mind has limitations grasping the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion. [/QUOTE]

    Or a quadrillion.

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165279]I dont think all is well...but i do the human mind has limitations grasping the difference between a million, a billion and a trillion.

    for arguments sake soylendra could be the worst moral outrage ever committed by a sitting US President but the consequences were minor.[/QUOTE]

    Does the term 'tip of the iceberg' mean anything to you?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165265]whats cheaper having 10 gallon gas and less drivers or having 1 gallon gas and going to war all over the world for the right to buy it, [B]or allowing us to tap and use our own VAST natural resources[/B]?[/QUOTE]

    fixed

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    There should be an independent prosecutor appointed on this one. The Republicans have no credability investigating the administration.

    If the problem is conflict of interest why compound it?

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    [QUOTE=bitonti;4165146]which is worse a 500 million dollar bad bet on a solar company or a 3 trillion dollar bad bet on Iraq/AfPak?[/quote]

    They are both bad.

    [quote]complaining about soylendra is like complaining about NPR... its such a small part of spending[/QUOTE]

    So waste, fraud and abuse is ok, as long as it can be hidden inside much large Govt. Spending totals?

    500 million is 500 million of the taxpayers dollars. If that doesn't hold meaning to you, it says alot on how you view the State vs. the People.

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    [QUOTE=Piper;4165336]Does the term 'tip of the iceberg' mean anything to you?[/QUOTE]

    "A third-rate burglary attempt" -- Nixon Press Secretary Ron Zeigler's first comment on Watergate

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;4165371]They are both bad.
    [/QUOTE]

    1 is mildly annoying the other is catastrophic

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    [QUOTE=Phoenixx;4165383]"A third-rate burglary attempt" -- Nixon Press Secretary Ron Zeigler's first comment on Watergate[/QUOTE]

    :applause:

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