Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the Biden administration will be restarting the green energy loans that caused a huge scandal during the Obama/Biden administration. When this was pointed out to Granholm she brought up Solyndra and claimed that was an outlier. An outlier is often used to describe a poll that is much different from all other polling. But, Solyndra was hardly an outlier.
“Our loan authority, $40 billion worth, has helped some of America’s bravest entrepreneurs get their best ideas off the ground and flourish into what they are today. Those kinds of projects have supported thousands and thousands of jobs, and taxpayers have made that money back and then some.”
The Energy Department’s loan program was created in 2009 was started under Obama/Biden and made about $35 billion in loans and loan guarantees. The bad loan made to Solyndra would probably not have happened if a member of the Obama/Biden administration had not written and asked that the loan be fast-tracked. Who would do such a thing? Joe Biden would and he did.
The fund went pretty much unused during the Trump administration with one noticeable exception, a $12 billion dollar loan guarantee for a nuclear power plant in Georgia.
Are all of these failed green energy companies outliers?:
Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
Solyndra ($535 million)*
Beacon Power ($69 million)*
AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
SunPower ($1.5 billion)
First Solar ($1.46 billion)
Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
Amonix ($5.9 million)
National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
Abound Solar ($374 million)*
A123 Systems ($279 million)*
Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
Johnson Controls ($299 million)
Schneider Electric ($86 million)
Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
ECOtality ($126.2 million)
Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
An Inspector General’s report released in 2015 concluded Solyndra officials used inaccurate information to mislead the Energy Department in its application for the $535 million loan guarantee. The report also found shortcomings in the Energy Department’s approval process for the loan guarantee to Solyndra.
Leaked internal emails also showed both the White House and then-Vice President Joe Biden’s office had pressured the Energy Department to speed up Solyndra’s loan approval despite outstanding concerns, according to the Washington Examiner.
Tara Reade is the accuser who claims that Joe Biden sexually harassed her when she worked as one of his aides. She was interviewed by Greg Kelly and revealed how she and her family were harassed.
Are you surprised by that? #MeToo. I finally figured out how they know when to believe a victim of sexual assaults: Republicans are guilty without evidence they are innocent, and Democrats are innocent even with a pile of evidence.
Reade told Megyn Kelly last year how she was given a gym bag and told her to rush it right to Joe Biden. When she did, that’s when Biden allegedly attacked her.
“He greeted me, he remembered my name. I handed him the bag, and it happened very quickly. I remember — I remember being pushed up against the wall and thinking…the first thought I had was ‘where’s the bag,’ which is an absurd thought.”
“He had his hands underneath my clothes and it happened all at once. So he had one hand underneath my shirt and the other hand I had a skirt on, and he like went down my skirt and then went up and I remember I was up almost on my tippy-toes.”
Reade told Kelly that as he was assaulting her, Biden whispered something vulgar in her ear. The media totally ignored her because of course, Biden has Liberal Privilege. There was no, “always believe the victim.”
We need to create a completely new media and convert the present one into the DNC Ministry of Propaganda.
Reade told the Newsmax host she was thrown aside. “I believe the elite Democrat Party uses the “Me Too” as a shield – while actually uplifting predators.”
Tara Reade spoke about the reaction on the left to her accusations, “I was smeared, attacked, threatened, my life was threatened, my daughter and I were stalked. And, the way the tone was set was by The New York Times. I don’t know if you are aware but my attorney filed a demand with The New York Times for a correction of the record. And also something to address was they actually posted my Social Security Number in their headline.”
In South Carolina, the liberals are sticking it to death row inmates. Although the death penalty is legal here, there have been no executions in ten years because they have been unable to acquire any of the drugs needed for lethal injection.
The new default execution will be electrocution and inmates could opt for a firing squad. I don’t know about you but I would prefer a lethal injection over the other two choices.
I have always believed that the best method of punishment for a capital crime would be to be put to death the same way the murderer killed their victim.
I think that would be a deterrent for future murders and even if it’s not, you won’t have to worry about them becoming a repeat offender.
If you bury someone alive, you get buried alive. If you torture someone before killing them, you would suffer the same fate.
I’m guessing a lot of murderers would plead guilty if they could die by lethal injection over the way they killed their victim or victims. But not in South Carolina where drug companies refuse to sell to them.
This is a case where the liberals have been able to convince drug makers not to sell their wares for executions. But considering the alternatives, the death row prisoners might disagree.
But the new measure, approved by state senators in a 32-11 vote, allows the state Department of Corrections to bypass lethal injection in carrying out executions.
According to state records, 37 inmates are currently being housed on death row, awaiting their punishment. Should the bill be signed into law, those inmates would be forced to choose between death by firing squad or electric chair if lethal injection drugs remain unavailable.
The bill must now go through another routine procedural vote in the Senate before heading to the House for consideration. South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster told CBS News in a statement that should the legislation pass in both chambers of Congress, he would “proudly” sign it into law.
The state reportedly ran out of its supply of lethal injection drugs in 2013 and has been trying to purchase more ever since, but to no avail. Pharmaceutical companies often refuse to sell the drugs when they find out what they will be used for, especially in absence of a shield law, which the state does not currently have.
Portland city commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty has spearheaded the movement to defund the police and even had the audacity to demand that Mayor Ted Wheeler hand over the police department to her. I wonder why he refused to do it. What could possibly go wrong with that nutcase in charge? Why it would not be better than having Andrew Cuomo in charge? Grandma and grandpa might be safe at least.
This is not the first time Hardesty has been in the news.
Back in November Hardesty called the police in neighboring Clark County, Washington, after she gets angry at the Lyft driver for following company protocol including cracking the windows.
She was so obnoxious that the driver pulled into a gas station and ordered her out of his car. She refused and both she and the Lyft driver called the police.
Now Jo Ann Hardesty is back in the news.
A Portland driver reported that she was rear-ended Wednesday afternoon while she was stopped for a traffic light.
The car then backed and pulled away. When the police arrived at her house she claimed that she didn’t do it. She claimed that she had not driven her car in over 24 hours and that she had not been in an accident.
Her spokesperson said she has not been contacted by the police.
The driver reported the collision after returning home. She told police she had been side-by-side earlier on the road with the car that struck her and saw the other driver on the phone or looking down in her lap before the accident.
A driver also gave police a license plate of the car that struck her. Hardesty was listed as the suspect on a computer dispatch report. No injuries were reported.
Hardesty said the allegations are false, according to her spokesman, Matt McNally.
“Commissioner Hardesty has asked me to let you know that she takes these accusations very seriously. She denies the accusation that she drove her vehicle in the last 24 hours, that she was involved in any vehicle accident and says she has not been contacted by the Portland Police Bureau regarding any such incident,” he said by email.
The commissioner has planned a video news conference at 12:30 p.m. to answer any questions.
BLM and Democrats in Washington made the claim that if it were Blacks that rioted, the police would have shot them. But of the riots in Washington by BLM exactly no Blacks were shot but one three hour riot that did not include the assault of police officers like you get from antifa or BLM and a young white girl was murdered b a Capitol cop. The Capitol police are still keeping the officer’s name from the public.
Now, for the first time, the family through their lawyer has made a statement and it’s pretty obvious they plan on suing once the name is revealed. They are also requesting that anyone with evidence or the video of the unprovoked attack to notify them to hand it over. What’s worse is that the government has not released any information on the shooting. How many nights in how many cities would the killing of a Black girl would it have caused. No riots for Ashli Babbitt.
Here is the statement in part:
The shooting of Ashli Babbitt on January 6, 2021 by an unidentified U.S. Capitol Police Officer was an unjustified use of deadly force which violated her constitutional rights. It is clear from video footage that Ashli did not pose a danger to the officer, or any other person, when she was shot. Ashli was unarmed. She did not assault anyone. She did not threaten to harm anyone. There was no excuse for taking her life.
It is a universal law enforcement standard that a police officer should use no more force than necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose. At 5′ 2″ tall and 110 pounds, an arrest of Ashli could have been accomplished by a single trained officer with a set of handcuffs. At the time of the shooting, there were over a half-dozen police officers in close proximity to the Speaker’s door where Ashli was standing. Some of those officers had just allowed protesters access to the door by stepping aside.
Other officers, dressed in full tactical gear, stood among the protesters just a few feet behind the door. Still others stood casually at the opposite end of the Speaker’s Lobby, unconcerned with the activities of Ashli and the protesters around her. All of these officers were in a position to have aided in the apprehension of Ashli if it was necessary. Given her background as a 14-year veteran of the Air Force, it is likely that Ashli would have complied with simple verbal commands, thereby making the use of any force unnecessary.
However, the officer who shot Ashli never attempted to arrest her. Nor did he call on his fellow officers to arrest her. Instead, he fired a shot into her chest. Witnesses confirm that the officer did not give Ashli a single verbal warning prior to firing. In fact, Ashli was not even aware that the officer was present, as he was located in the doorway of a room off to the side of her field of vision.
To date, the officer who shot Ashli has not been identified. Neither the Capitol Police nor any other governmental authority has given an account of the facts surrounding the shooting. There has been no official explanation or justification for the use of lethal force in this matter.
This lack of transparency impedes the public scrutiny which is necessary to hold government officials accountable in a free society. It also interferes with the ability of Ashli’s family to obtain justice for their loss.
My law firm and I represent Ashli’s husband and family members. We will continue to investigate this matter. We intend to take appropriate legal action when our investigation has been completed. We call upon the Capitol Police as well as the United States Congress to make public the facts and circumstances of Ashli’s shooting.
If you have information regarding this matter, you may contact us and receive updates on Twitter at Justice for Ashli Babbitt @ForAshli. Emails can also be to the address alone.
Alex Mendez won the special election to fill a council seat on May 12, but voter fraud claims soon surfaced. The state attorney general’s office initiated a probe after U.S. Postal Service inspectors said they found hundreds of mail-in ballots located in a mailbox in Paterson, along with more found in nearby Haledon.
Ultimately, the Passaic County Board of Elections decided not to count 800 ballots cast in the race and a judge ordered a new election for last November.
Mendez, 45, and Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, 49, were originally charged in a criminal complaint last June. Despite the pending criminal charges, Mendez won a tight race in November.
The indictments handed up last month charge Mendez and Jackson with multiple counts including election fraud, unauthorized possession of ballots and falsifying or tampering with public records. The state attorney general’s office alleged the men collected ballots from voters and delivered them to county officials, which candidates are prohibited from doing.
After being hit with a third accusation of sexual harassment in under two weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has hired a high-powered criminal defense lawyer who once defended sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and alleged pervert Woody Allen against allegations of sexual assault, which is a sure sign that Cuomo believes that his female accusers have him by the short hairs wherever they may be.
A former federal prosecutor, Elkan Abramowitz, who has ties to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who refused to prosecute Weinstein and it was discovered that Weinstein’s legal team funded Vance’s campaign, will serve as legal counsel to the embattled governor and his top aides, according to The Wall Street Journal who reported on it on Monday.
Letitia James, the radical Soros-funded New York Attorney General (AG) is investigating the Cuomo administration, though she hasn’t yet appointed anyone to look into the accusations made by three women who say that Cuomo sexually harassed them, which includes inappropriate kissing and touching without consent and making lewd comments like asking a 25-year-old aide is she had ever had sex with older men and the 63-year-old governor letting her know that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22”
“To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said in a statement giving a non-apology apology for the things the women have accused him of doing. He tried to blow it off as “being playful and making jokes that I think are funny.”
So what was the punchline of that joke where he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent? Can you imagine? “Two guys walk into a bar and MWUAH! In your face!”
Cuomo asked New Yorkers to hold off judgment until the findings come from an independent investigation – note: there are no independent investigations when Democrats are involved, only rigged circus acts – when he at long last referred the matter to James’ office on Sunday, but that was only after he caught a lot of backlash for first picking former US District Judge Barbara Jones, a former law partner with Steve Cohen, one of Cuomo’s closest advisors. He tried to rig the investigation.
AG James is already looking into the Cuomo administration’s mishandling and possible criminal activities with regard to the nursing home scandal where top Cuomo aide told state Democrats on a conference call that the administration hid the nursing home COVID death numbers because they were afraid that the Trump administration’s Department of Justice would find out the real number of deaths that they lied about after forcing coronavirus patients into nursing homes that killed over 10 thousand seniors. Apparently, the Cuomo administration undercut the death count by over 40 percent.
This isn’t the first time Abramowitz had to get Cuomo out of a mess as he represented the horny old man once for a federal investigation over the governor’s stupid decision to dismantle an anti-corruption panel he created in 2013.
Abramowitz donated $2,100 to DA Vance’s campaign after the DA dropped charges against his client, the infamous sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, even though police provided a recording of the former Hollywood mogul apologizing to his alleged victim and on tape it has him apologizing to her and he promised he wouldn’t do it again.
The attorney also once represented actor Woody Allen on sexual abuse charges that involved his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Abramowitz accused Dylan’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, of planting the idea that Woody molested his own daughter. “The idea that Dylan was molested was implanted by her mother, and that memory is never going to go away,” he said in 2014.
In a recent local Mississippi race, a judge found such massive fraud with absentee ballots that he ruled for a do-over of the entire election, and he had a woman, who acted as a notary for absentee ballots, arrested for fraud. A Mississippi judge ruled in favor of a new election following overwhelming evidence of mail-in ballot fraud, the National Pulse reported. “In the sixty-four-page order, Judge Jeff Weill not only calls for a new election but also finds evidence of fraud and criminal activity, in how absentee ballots were handled, how votes were counted, and the actions by some at the polling place,” wcbi.com reported in their story about the case.A TINY LITTLE ELECTION – HUGE VALIDATION OF COURT POWERS
An election contest was filed last July on behalf of Robert Devaull against Nicholas Holliday, who was certified as the Ward 1 alderman race winner. Devaull received 44 percent of the vote, compared to Holliday’s 56 percent in the June 16, 2020 Democratic run-off.
In his ruling, the judge said that sixty-six of eighty-four absentee ballots cast in the June runoff were not valid and should never have been counted. Nicholas Holliday was declared the winner by a 37 vote margin. Robert Devaull challenged the results in court.
The story is sure to get some notice because of the absentee ballots’ irregularities, which was a problem for the 2020 Presidential election in numerous states.
“Judge Weill found many irregularities with absentee ballots. He issued a bench warrant for notary Dallas Jones, who notarized absentee ballots. During a hearing, Jones admitted violating notary duties,” local news reported.
The filing also stated testimony from a second notary public, Lu Stephens, was not believable.
THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT
“When you have an absentee ballot, there’s an envelope, you vote, fold the ballot, put it in an envelope, lick the flap, sign across the flap, then notary signs your election certificate; she testified that she didn’t sign in front of anybody, didn’t see anybody sign it, she just notarized it, just stamped them,” said Lydia Quarles, attorney for Robert Devaull.
The judge found that 83 regular ballots were counted without being initialed by election workers.
Judge Weill also said there was clear evidence of voter intimidation and harassment at the polling place on election day. State law says candidates and supporters must stay at least 150 feet away from the polling place. In his ruling, the judge said Holliday, along with Police Chief Henry Randle, and former Mayor Maurice Howard acted as if they were above the law, repeatedly violating criminal statutes.
Devaull is hopeful the judge’s order for a new election will mean a fair contest for the Ward 1 seat. Hopefully, the new election will not have 78% of ballots cast illegally, like in the last race.
The story of a small local Mississippi race happens as the US Supreme Court is hearing arguments against expanding absentee voting in the state of Arizona because of the damage that unfettered absentee ballots have on fair elections.
It is noteworthy that these claims about absentee ballots corrupting elections match exactly the claims that other states made about the 2020 Presidential election in numerous states, which were never really investigated.
It was a busy night again in Louisville, thanks to BLM for the second night in a row. Attica Scott was arrested alongside daughter Ashanti and at least 24 others were arrested in the parking lot of the First Unitarian Church.
Rioters took refuge there after the nightly curfew was reached. Scott is the politician who introduced “Breonna’s Law and legislation to do away with no-knock warrants.
Both Scott and his daughter were arre4sted and charged with are facing charges of first-degree rioting as well as failure to disperse and unlawful assembly.
The police were reacting after the rioters smashed the windows of a nearby library and a flare was thrown into the building. This is a common occurrence by Democratic rioters. If you can’t read a book, burn them just like the Nazis did.
Over 1,000 BLM members rioted after only one of three police officers was charged with anything. None were charged in her shooting because Taylor’s boyfriend started shooting and police were acting in self-defense.
The arrest of a single officer in the shooting sparked protests across the country including New York and St Louis. For some reason, BLM rioters think they should be allowed to vandalize and burn buildings but don’t you dare arrest them for it.
Rioters from BLM and antifa have done over $2 billion in damages during their riots. But Democrats do not consider that to be a crime but walking through the Capitol Building after police escort you into the building is an armed insurrection even though no one had guns. All this for a three-hour riot but nothing for a five-month riot.
Around 1,000 Black Lives Matter activists had taken to the streets of Louisville during the day Thursday to protest after only one of the three officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s killing while mistakenly raiding her home on a no-knock warrant was indicted over the shooting, though not for firing the shots that killed her.
The news reignited demonstrations across the country, many of which have been ongoing since the killing of George Floyd in May, including in LA where one protester was run down by a truck in an unprovoked attack.
In St. Louis, protesters blocked westbound lanes of Interstate 64, and in New York City, a large group of demonstrators marched into Manhattan from Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge.