Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Don't expect a change any time soon


When the President signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act back in November of last year granting himself the power to indefinetely detain U.S. citizens here on American soil without cause, we're wondering if he had this lady in mind.

Sheryl Attkisson of CBS News has been one of the few members of the legacy media to cover Fast and Furious and now she will continue to be a thorn in the side of the administration as she gets into the failed and corrupt Department of Energy green energy loan program.

A123 Systems builds batteries for electric cars and they spent $1 million in lobbying efforts and for their trouble they received $249 million in federal stimulus funding. This allowed them to employ 1,000 people to make these batteries - one small problem, however, the batteries don't work.

Here's Attkisson's report:

Oh goody. They've still got $100 million of our money to blow through on a product/technology for which they did not receive the original grant money. Considering their success with the battery, what could possibly go wrong?

And as for the Fisker, perhaps the slow demand, aside from the fact that it doesn't work is due to the fact that the two models being produced (in Finland... with over $500 million of our money, no less) cost $97,000 and $57,400 a copy and, unfortunately, we currently have a shortage of rich, smug liberals.

As the subject of this post, suggests, no amount of these embarrassing failures are going to dissuade these rigid ideological extremists from behaving any diffently.

H/T: Hot Air



Mostly Nothing said...

I take issue with your statement that we have a shortage of rich, smug liberals. They seem to be everywhere. They're just not stepping up. Just another example of their hypocrisy.

I've seen one Fisker on the road up here in Minnesota. It's a huge car. Not bad looking, but a little funny. I believe the 3rd model they are working on now is going to be built in the US. South Carolina maybe?

Road Dawg said...

I used to think the press was "about the story" whereby good news has no story so all bad news was fit to print.

Along comes "the first black man to be president" so they were all in, because it's sensational, and my thoughts were, "good news is fit to print if it's sensational" But the news is still run by humans, and they are slow to admit mistakes or switch teams.

They will drown in their own miserable condition before they see the light.

Kudos to CBS for getting outside of the stupidity box and reporting facts. We can't offer props for investigative journalism, since this was so obvious and on every conservative blog. But it gives me a little hope.

Anonymous said...

fisker had a bad day at consumer reports:

Harrison said...

Nice they're doing quality control on the taxpayer's dime.