Skip to comments.Solyndra: Obama's Marble Boat
Posted on 09/24/2011 11:55:13 PM PDT by Nachum
The dowager empress of China, Cixi, famously took the admiralty funds intended for building up an Imperial Admiralty and used them to construct a boat carved of marble on the shore of Kumming Lake for her amusement and the pleasure of her royal entourage. The embezzlement was condoned by the controller of the Admiralty, despite the disadvantage to the nation, because he owed his position to Cixi.
Solyndra is Obama's equivalent of the Marble Boat. It represents, we think, what may be the largest in a series of enormous federal expenditures to Obama's friends and supporters for their benefit and to buy him votes, with others deluded into thinking that traditional energy is too destructive of the planet and too cheap for our own good. Just as Cixi's marble boat impoverished China and placed it at risk, the foolish actions of this administration impoverish us and place us at risk. But the optics!
To the left, which includes the president and many of his staunchest supporters, fossil fuels are a "source of 'death and destruction.'"
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Yes, marble does sink.
And so do a lot of other materials out of which ships might be made. They only need to be hollow enough that their weight does not exceed the weight of water that they would displace.
Too bad that marble boat isn’t around now. It would be quite a sight.
One Trillion is One Million Millions...
Not 4 to 10 million BUT 1,000,000 MILLIONS..
or 1,000 Billion...
2 Trillion is 2,000,000 million..
16 Trillion is 16,000,000 Millions..
500 million(1/2 billion) is chump change comparatively..
A lot of people are getting very very RICH...
Solydra is a tip of a massive iceberg.. call it a BUCKberg..
More scandals to come...everybody messed with Joe (Biden) with the Stimulus money.