Mrs. Complainer-In-Chief: President’s Grandmother (VP of Bank) Faced Gender Bias

What must life be like to never have a single good thing to say about the country that gave you so much?

Michelle Obama: President’s Grandmother VP of ‘Little Bitty Community Bank’ Faced Gender Bias |

Firm sells solar panels – to itself, taxpayers pay

And the hits just keep on coming. I wonder if we’ll actually hear the crash when it happens.

“First Solar is an Arizona-based manufacturer of solar panels. In 2010, the Obama administration awarded the company $16.3 million to expand its factory in Ohio — a subsidy Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland touted in his failed re-election bid that year.

Five weeks before the 2010 election, Strickland announced more than a million dollars in job training grants to First Solar. The Ohio Department of Development also lent First Solar $5 million, and the state’s Air Quality Development Authority gave the company an additional $10 million loan.

After First Solar pocketed this $17.3 million in government grants and $15 million in government loans, Ex-Im entered the scene.

In September 2011, Ex-Im approved $455.7 million in loan guarantees to subsidize the sale of solar panels to two wind farms in Canada. That means if the wind farm ever defaults, the taxpayers pick up the tab, ensuring First Solar gets paid.

But the buyer, in this case, was First Solar.

A small corporation called St. Clair Solar owned the wind farm and was the Canadian company buying First Solar’s panels. But St. Clair Solar was a wholly owned subsidiary of First Solar. So, basically, First Solar was shipping its own solar panels from Ohio to a solar farm it owned in Canada, and the U.S. taxpayers were subsidizing this “export.”

via Firm sells solar panels – to itself, taxpayers pay | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner.

Michael J. Fox Falsely Rips Santorum as Anti-Science, Education

“Is anyone opposed to stem cell research? Contrary to factually-challenged Hollywoodists, both Bush and Santorum are for it. What some of us oppose (including Bush and Santorum), is embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of a human embryo — which is, you know, a little something we call “human life.”

via Michael J. Fox Falsely Rips Santorum as Anti-Science, Education.

Holder 1995: We Must ‘Brainwash’ People Against Guns

“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”

Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation’s capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials “that make me buy things that I don’t really need.” He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.

Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of “every day, every school, and every level.”

Holder 1995: We Must ‘Brainwash’ People Against Guns.

Obama Mangles U.S., World History

“In mocking the GOP, Obama cited an anecdote about [President Rutherford B.] Hayes in which, upon using the telephone for the first time, he said, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?”


“Nan Card, curator of manuscripts at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Ohio, told TPM that the nation’s 19th president was being unfairly tagged as a Luddite.

“He really was the opposite,” she said. “He had the first telephone in the White House. He also had the first typewriter in the White House. Thomas Edison came to the White House as well and displayed the phonograph. Photographing people who came to the White House and visited at dinners and receptions was also very important to him.”

Obama Mangles U.S., World History In Energy Speech | TPM2012.