You can’t make this stuff up…

How long did the Obama Administration hold the Keystone XL Pipeline project hostage in bureaucratic Limbo before they dropped it so gas prices could stay high and Buffet and other rich fat cats in bed with this government could make a killing carrying some of that oil by train? What fraction of that time was spent allowing the Treausry Department review of that deal? Well in the case of Solyndra, they got just one day. Nothing strange there right? When government gets to pick who wins and who loses, we the people all lose.

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  1. CM

    Well in the case of Solyndra, they got just one day. Nothing strange there right?

    From your own link, which you conveniently left out:

    Treasury staff say they had enough time to review the loan

    The audit “makes clear that Treasury Department officials believed they had enough time to evaluate the terms,” Damien LaVera, an Energy Department spokesman, said in an e-mail. “The simple fact is that the review was exhaustive — involving technical, legal and financial experts from three federal agencies for more than 1,000 days spanning two administrations.”

    The Treasury requested more time for review and later agreed with the Energy Department’s request to expedite the review by March 19, 2009, “so that the press release could be issued on the morning of March 20, 2009,” according to the report.

    You CAN make this stuff up. You do it all the time, and just did it again then.

    The audit effectively says there is a process error.

    “Treasury’s consultative role was not sufficiently defined, the consultation that did occur was rushed and no documentation was retained as to how Treasury’s serious concerns with the loan were addressed,” the audit said.

    Nothing in there suggests any political motives for the agreement by Treasury to look at it in a day. Sounds like they need to do some work to provide an agreed basic framework/process when carrying out these sorts of assessments.

  2. CM

    It’s looking more and more like a good old witch hunt.

    Looks like Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) forgot the rules of the game and admitted it was really just about politics.

    http://eenews.net/public/EEDaily/2012/03/21/1

    In other words, they haven’t uncovered a “scandal”; they’ve uncovered a game to play. This was manufactured outrage and Jordan confirmed it.

  3. Seattle Outcast

    So, you’re as politically clueless as you are scientifically clueless. Good to know.

    Please go back to Daily Kos.

  4. CM

    When did CM become a hot chick?

    That’s why I’ve been away. You like?

    BTW check out this awesome BBC advert for The Masters….

  5. hist_ed

    Ok ok, so I got it from the other thread-I kinda nodded off there in the middle of someone’s rantings. Anyway, I think you have come up with a capital idea.

  6. Poosh

    So weird, on Facebook yesterday, oddly enough – I saw someone comment on a photo in a group or some such and the face of the commentator, his profile pic, was oddly familiar. I came back here and clicked on CM’s photo and it was the same photo of the same person lol. Though that facebook pic was not actually the facebook person. Then, “ironically” CM changed his pic on Right Thinking (or whatever) for some reason.

  7. hist_ed

    I’ve always been something of an ass (just ask my long suffering, very patient wife)-particularly when around that great nectar of the gods, scotch.

  8. Seattle Outcast

    I’ve always been something of an ass (just ask my long suffering, very patient wife)-particularly when around that great nectar of the gods, scotch.

    Are we related?

  9. hist_ed

    Are we related?

    Maybe. We did both grow up in the People’s Republic of King County and somehow wound up as crotchety right wingers. We’ve probably bumped into each other at the Seattle Conservatives Club meetings (there are, after all, only about 8 of us in the area, right?).

  10. CM

    So weird, on Facebook yesterday, oddly enough – I saw someone comment on a photo in a group or some such and the face of the commentator, his profile pic, was oddly familiar. I came back here and clicked on CM’s photo and it was the same photo of the same person lol. Though that facebook pic was not actually the facebook person. Then, “ironically” CM changed his pic on Right Thinking (or whatever) for some reason.

    My previous one was of course Walter White (Bryan Cranston) from Breaking Bad.
    I changed it by request.

  11. Section8

    Great choice CM. The ass pic is nice too. Of course I will always, just like most guys, read magazines (or blogs) only for the articles :)

  12. Mississippi Yankee

    Excuse me now, I have to take a break to jerk off.

    Considering your ‘change’ wouldn’t the correct term now be jill off?