Skip to comments.Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra
Posted on 12/14/2011 9:00:17 PM PST by PENANCE
Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon.
The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology.
Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of alternative biofuel in place of standard JP-5 fuel for Navy aircraft the biggest federal purchase of biofuel ever.
A look at the lucky seller of this environmentalist version of the proverbial $600 Pentagon toilet seat indicates that the move is not just wasteful, but ethically suspect.
As J.E. Dyer noted over the weekend on the Hot Air Green Room, "a member of Obama's presidential transition team, T. J. Glauthier, is a 'strategic advisor' at Solazyme, the California company that is selling a portion of the biofuel to the Navy. Glauthier worked shock, shock on the energy-sector portion of the 2009 stimulus bill."
Solazyme had already gotten a nearly $22 million chunk of change out of the taxpayers thanks to the 2009 stimulus. We heard the ludicrous excuse last week from Obama Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, as quoted in the National Journal, that "we are doing this for one simple reason: It makes us better fighters" because "our use of fossil fuels is a very real threat to our national security and to the U.S. Navy ability to protect America and project power overseas."
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Hmmm..., now where have I heard that name before?
The initial purchase price of the fuel is a very small part of the delivered cost to places like Afghanistan. Still, I’d feel leery about an actual war zone being used as a test bed for alternate fuels. Let it first be used in drills at military bases, where a failure is unlikely to bring about dreadful numbers of casualties.
“It makes us better fighters” because “our use of fossil fuels is a very real threat to our national security and to the U.S. Navy ability to protect America and project power overseas.”
China, Russia and Iran are laughing their asses off at us with such “Douche Bag” statements.
Just ANOTHER reason to begin IMPEACHMENT proceedings against Chairman Obama for abuse of power, and incompetent management.
Hangings too good for these bastards....
This has gone way beyond a simple response like “Well, they all do it.”
This is just theft, pure and simple.
Do we really need to wait til 11/12 to put an end to this crap? Why can’t we stop it NOW?
Any bets on Solazyme announcing bankruptcy? I’ll pick March 23 for $5.
Even worse is the failure to destroy the captured drone. Seriously, there are scores of cretins from the Clinton and Obama years who should be tried for treason, including and especially the loathesome Presidents themselves. Bob
Wonder how much of a financial interest the Secretary of the Navy has in this company.
We taxpayers are undergoing what must be the worst heist by our “public servants” in our entire history and meanwhile the rats want more taxes, and more taxes so there is more to steal.
What this administration has done to our country in three years is mind-boggling. They are relentless and shameless.
Hangings too good for these bastards....
And the Media deserve even worse.
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This is another attack from the islamic communist puppet and his communist regime. They probably know that the fake fuel is much inferior and will not work as long or as well, making our military services much weaker and our people easier to kill and our machines will clog or break.
When that happens, prepare for the islamic communist puppet’s Private Terrorist Force to start killing or rounding up Americans in FEMA camps for containment or elimination. ELIMINATION.
The Looting of America started with the first bailout, and has expanded significantly under Obama's Administration, along with gunrunning to the Cartels, money laundering, and who knows what else? We used to joke about Government being a 'criminal enterprise', but now, Al Capone would be laughing his butt off.
I was going to mention it on the thread yesterday but I was tired, climbed into bed...fell asleep...sigh.
Missed half the show as well as HC's show. Going to podcast overnight at work if I'm not too busy.
One of the reasons that this stuff doesn’t get publicized much has a fairly innocent explanation - we have “scandal fatigue”, much like a previous president caused “bimbo fatigue”.
Government subsidizing of biofuels is authorized theft of taxpayer dollars. The USDA is neck deep in promoting this agenda.
I suppose we won’t have enough votes for impeachment until after at least 2012 and Obama has hopefully already been put on unemployment?
..now we have “friends of OBozo” now....Fiends?????
...so much for “friends of Bubba”.