Obama Cronies At Solyndra Caught Destroying Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Brand-New Parts

That’s not a very green thing for a supposedly green company to do.

And oh yeah, these guys still owe US taxpayers half a billion dollars and they owe the manufacturer from whom they got the parts another $8 million.

According to the report, there were other companies that would have purchased the glass parts. There were universities and scientists who were willing to take them for use in studies and other research. But instead they were destroyed.

You’d think, given how solar power is supposed to be this wonderful new industry (according to the lobbyists and politicians who advocate for billions upon billions of our tax dollars spent subsidizing it) that there would have been a very big market for these parts.

That there apparently isn’t a large market (though not a non-existent market as Solyndra has claimed) speaks to just how marginal solar power is as an industry.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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  • Spartacus

    It would have been more eco friendly to have just put $535 million in a dumpster and sent it to a landfill.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      Al Gore could have burned the money in his fireplace!

      • Spartacus

        He’s probably burned more than $535 million to keep warm while laughing hysterically at his minions!

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Hmmm, an Obama green energy company that doesn’t recycle. tisk, tisk, tisk

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    This is all part of “the Chicago Way.”

  • headward

    reminds me of cash for clunkers.

  • 2hotel9

    Wow, $8 million dollars worth of product destroyed. Just, wow.

    Just sitting here and putting a minimum of thought into it I can come up with a dozen uses for those tubes and I am just a carpenter/remodeler/landscaper. Just imagine what some propeller head in the Barri Admin could think of!  Oh, yea, their big plan is to throw them in a landfill. Never mind.

    • A Citizen

      This just shows us what Obama and anyone associated with him thinks of America.
      What a waste of taxpayer money and product.

  • DopeyDem

    Where is the Justice Department? It is a violation of federal law to tamper with the assets
    of a company that has declared bankruptcy without court approval.

    • A Citizen

      You mean Eric ” fast and furious” Holder’s justice department? You’ve got to be kidding!

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    I don’t know the law as it pertains to bankruptcy, I did find this:

    Federal bankruptcy laws
    govern how companies go out of business or recover from crippling debt. A
    bankrupt company, the “debtor,” might use Chapter 11 of the
    Bankruptcy Code to “reorganize” its business and try to become
    profitable again. Management continues to run the day-to-day business
    operations but all significant business decisions must be approved by a
    bankruptcy court.

    http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/bankrupt.htmThe news presenter mentioned a court ruling and a bankruptcy trustee. It would help to discover who made the decision, a court or a Solyndra official. Either way, it is wrong.Is this the Solyndra the bush boys gave loan guarantees too?

    • Guest

      “Is this the Solyndra the bush boys gave loan guarantees too?”

      Good try boooob. The Bush admin. turned down the loan, obama sent it through.

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        Yes, America’s guest, you are correct. A more accurate statement would have read:
        Is this the Solyndra the bush boys wanted to give loan guarantees to?

        …the loan guarantee program that awarded half a billion dollars in
        guarantees to Solyndra “was supported by President Bush.” The program
        was created on Bush’s watch by a law he signed and promoted. The program
        grew under the Obama administration, which ultimately awarded
        Solyndra’s loan guarantee under a new section of the law created by the
        stimulus. The Bush administration, though, promoted the loan guarantee
        program, and Bush himself touted it on his way out of office. There’s
        also evidence his administration specifically prioritized Solyndra’s
        project. We find Plouffe’s statement Mostly True.


        • Guest

          If the “bush boys” wanted to give the loan, they would have. Only obama, the idiot, gave the loan.

          “Even after Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, analysts in the Energy
          Department and in the Office of Management and Budget were repeatedly
          questioning the wisdom of the loan. In one exchange, an Energy official
          wrote of “a major outstanding issue” — namely, that Solyndra’s numbers
          showed it would run out of cash in September 2011.”Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/solyndra/2011/09/14/bush-admin-voted-against-solyndra-loan#ixzz1k6idUMo0

          You should probably walk away from this one boooob, you’re making a bigger fool of yourself than you already have.

          • two_amber_lamps

            You would think they could have at least sold the tubes back to the German manufacturer (clearly at a loss) and at least tried to recoup SOME of the loss?  It HAS to be worth more as a product than as recycled glass in a dumpster!!???!

    • A Citizen

      Good morning Bob,

      If the “Bush boys” had given the loan, then Obama wouldn’t have his tit in the ringer over giving Solyndra the loan. But you already knew that.


    • Roy_Bean

      All this Bush bashing worked during the last election cycle and maybe for the first year of the Obama presidency but you guys have to “move on”.  This is getting a little like blaming Abe Lincoln for any problems they have in Georgia.  Give it up, we all know Bush spent too much, we all know that he gave in too much to the likes of Ted Kennedy, he wasn’t perfect but he’s retired.  Obama owns more debt than all of the first 40 presidents combined.  Obama is the one who sent guns to Mexico to promote gun control here.  Obama is the one promoting all this occupy crap to justify taking more liberty.  Glen Beck predicted it a year ago, “up from the bottom, down from the top”. 

      Just once I’d like to read a post that is reality based and not just this insane Bush bashing.

      • Jerry

        Bush bashing is all the left has, and the obama policies and agenda of killing the economy and the country

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        Good to know.
        I’ll keep that in mind the next time one of yours blames FDR, Johnson, Carter or Clinton.

        • two_amber_lamps

          Lol… different animals.  Your Comrade in Chief can’t stand on his own two feet but FDR and Johnson were propped up by revisionist historians as “great progressives” who gave us repackaged socialist policies which incidentally are foundering on the rocks of fiscal disaster.  Don’t forget your other “daddy” Woody Wilson….

          Now Climpton?  The philanderer…  was only made to look good by a Republican controlled house and senate who kept him from spending like a drunken sailor….

          And The Peanut Farmer???  Lol…  FAIL.  Eclipsed in failure only by Comrade Downgrade himself Barack HUSSEIN Obama…. 

          Cut and paste all you like, you can’t explain away historical FACT.

          • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

            And just like that, 2 dim bulbs!

          • Hal439

            It only takes one dim bulb to shed light on your stupidity. The second only highlights the dept of your ignorance.

          • two_amber_lamps

            He’s just jealous that there’s no historical basis for his progressive ideology, so he can only cut and paste what leftist media shills tell him, that and whatever the “current truth” is as dictated by his political handlers. 

          • Hal318

            Apparently there is another fella visiting SAB named Hal.  While I do think you are challenged, I try to add facts and persuasive opinions that point it out instead of just saying it.

          • Hal318

            I guess I’m challenged too, that was for RBB.

        • Roy_Bean

          OK, FDR gets credit/blame for socialist insecurity, Johnson gets credit/blame for the great society, Carter gets credit/blame for…..he was president for 4 years he must have done something…., and Clinton gave cigars a whole new popularity. 

          Bush had his faults but he never was a member of the KKK (Robert Byrd).  He never said “Segregation today…tomorrow…forever” (George Wallace).  He never drowned someone he was messing around with (Ted Kennedy).  He wasn’t a genius but he got better grades at Yale than John Kerry.  He is a good and decent man who did the best he could in a difficult time.  Get over it and get on with it.  

  • 2hotel9

    Everyone take note, once again all realitydenyingboob has is lies to defend Barri with.

  • awfulorv

    But, you see, these racists are not defending their choice of Obama, they are defending the color of his skin, which is the primary reason they elected, and saddled the rest of us, with the colossal fraud.  It’s a near religious thing with them. Obama, himself, has been indoctrinated with the idea that without those mean old Colonists, and their insatiable appetites for whatever the Indian, and African , continents had to offer, including,apparently, the brains of their best, and brightest, Kampala, would, today, be the Silicon Valley of the world, Kinshasa the world banking center.