Solyndra officials made numerous trips to the White House, logs show

obama-new-energy-180By Amanda Carey

Not only does the now-bankrupt solar energy firm Solyndra have a cozy financial  relationship with the Obama administration, company representatives also made numerous visits to the White House to meet with administration officials, The Daily Caller has learned.

According to White House visitor logs, between March 12, 2009, and April 14, 2011, Solyndra officials and investors made no fewer than 20 trips to the West Wing. In the week before the administration awarded Solyndra with the first-ever alternative energy loan guarantee on March 20, four separate visits were logged.

George Kaiser, who has in the past been labeled a major Solyndra investor as well as a Obama donor, made three visits to the White House on March 12, 2009, and one on March 13. Kaiser has denied any direct involvement in the Solyndra deal and through a statement from his foundation said he “did not participate in any discussions with the U.S. government regarding the loan.”

Read the rest at Daily Caller.

33 Responses to Solyndra officials made numerous trips to the White House, logs show

  1. Rob N. Hood September 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Oh my Gosh! They didn’t HIDE the records of those meetings?! The fools! They should have consulted the Big Dick about how to handle that…

  2. NEIL F. AGWD/BSD September 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Gee, I wonder if any money from those loans made it into Obama’s campaign funds. Hmmmmm.

  3. Joe September 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    “Records not hidden” but the question the investigators will ask is “what was discussed?” We will find this interesting after 20 meetings in the Oval office won’t we. That is if they ask the questions, which I highly doubt they will. Election year ya know.

  4. Rob N. Hood September 11, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    You guys are actually interested in the above stated issues now? Why so silent when there’s a Repub sitting in the oval office? Hint: Both sides are equally corrupted by our dysfunctional system of legal bribery and money = speech.

    • NEIL F. AGWD/BSD September 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      When was it that a Republican president got kickbacks to his campaign funds from government loans to corporations? I won’t hold my breath waiting for you to answer that one. I’d turn blue.

  5. Joe September 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    We are talking present not past. Get with “Reality.”

  6. Rob N. Hood September 12, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    Neil you are assuming that what occurred is as you stated, with no proof or evidence at this point. Plus, you are a very proficient internet researcher and you can do the checking as well or better than anyone. But I won’t hold my breath either. My point, once again, is that BOTH parties are crooked, have been for a very long time, and will continue to be so, until we average folk get it together and fight for real change in the system. I have posted such ideas off and on here in the past and have received only scorn from you biased and partisan people. And as for you Joe… well, I don’t have anything very nice to say, so I won’t say anything.

  7. Joe September 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    Silence from you is “golden.” In other words Cat have your tongue when you get confronted? I see you play on others? Nice move Saul. I will file that one in my memory bank for later.

  8. Rob N. Hood September 13, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Hmmm. Only Paul J used to call me Saul…. Just sayin’. So you’d rather I continue the name calling and other childish silliness? No thanks. Got more important things to do. I was waiting more for a reply from Neil anyway, obviously. He loves to try and prove himself correct. I respect that actually, up to a point. Stubborn-ness is good up to a point, then it quickly turns into foolishness.

  9. Jerk A. Knot September 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    NO RNH we dont need to change the system we need to RESET the system. Get back to the constution…. Your idea is to blame everyone and offer no plan for correcting it…. Just make everyone so dissatisfied untill you can do what you want…. we don’t need that we need to get back to the consitution. Put the powers back in the states where they belon and keep the federal powers limited…..

  10. Rob N. Hood September 14, 2011 at 8:15 am #

    Reset, change… semantics. We probably agree on more than you’d ever be willing to admit, and therein lies the current American dilemma. And sadly Jerk, for me and for our country, my previous attempts at outlining “solutions” over “blaming everyone” has fallen on deaf and prejudiced ears. You do not blame, and you offer concrete solutions? It seems we all feel that way… proud and self-rightous. Humility would help us best in these difficult times, but humans will be humans I guess. Love to cut our noses off to spite our face.

  11. Jerk A. Knot September 14, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Where is your Humility? Proud and self-righteous yourself. It is on display here every day. You worry too much about the splinter in my eye when there is a log in yours. as I also do with you. Other than that we are not a bit alike… Some of the solutions you have proposed here are diametrically different to my way of thinking. I refuse to mover away from a conservative interpretation of the US Constitution. My belief from reading your posts is that you would love to scrap the Constitution and enact a politburo. You and yours in my opinion have given up the violent revolution for a policy revolution and for most part AGW is a large part of that revolution.

    Sorry I call it like I see it….

  12. Rob N. Hood September 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Your assumptions are, as usual, incorrect. And you are hypocritical in questioning my humility when there is no sign of it coming from you. Sorry to have to also call it like I see it.

    • Jerk A. Knot September 15, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      I admited it in my post befor you even called me out. My sins do not lesson your responsibility for your sins….. If I was to rob a gas station and get $100 you would not be any less guilty of robbery when the next day you robbed it for only $40. I hope you could keep up. I know that this kind of critical thinking is beyond your anaylitical ability but what the heck. I tried. Again You worry too much about the splinter in the eye of another when your eye has a log in it. Argue facts and back them up with references. Stop deluding the conversation with attacks and dragging us all down a path to simpletown.

      • Rob N. Hood September 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

        Wow, talk about pontificating. And it shure is durn hard keepin’ up with yer fancy wordin’ and all. All I was referring to was hypocrisy. At least you finally admitted to some of that “sin”. That’s some progress I guess. (a hint of humility…yeah!)

        • Jerk A. Knot September 16, 2011 at 8:55 am #

          propaganda and deception your only tools….

  13. Rob N. Hood September 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    Plus, your response could not have been scripted any better to prove my points above. You are so self-rightous you can’t even avoid from falling into such a hypocritical self-made trap. But that is the norm with you. Same old.

  14. Joe September 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Before pontificating let’s see what the investigation reveals. Case remains open for further review doesn’t it?

  15. Rob N. Hood September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Oh, are you talking to me or Neil? Who’s pontificating him or me? Really, think so?

  16. Joe September 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Mr. Hood is pontificating. You use a long bow? Therefore, I assume you know how to hit the target? So far, you have missed. I actually have a long bow and I’m very good on hitting my target dead center.

    • Rob N. Hood September 15, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

      It seems to me you are now the one pontificating. About what exactly I have no idea. Do you?

  17. Rob N. Hood September 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I guess maybe you were being metaphorical while at the same time boasting of your archery skill. How’s that for hitting the target?

    • Jerk A. Knot September 16, 2011 at 8:56 am #

      Weak… but what eles could be expected.

  18. Rob N. Hood September 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Really? Then tell me where I went wrong, please.

  19. Rob N. Hood September 17, 2011 at 8:48 am #


  20. Rob N. Hood September 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    … and waiting some more…

  21. Rob N. Hood September 19, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    and…. some more…

  22. Jerk A. Knot September 19, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    WOW… Sorry I have a life… I kept you waiting over a weekend… Humm I am so sorry that there is nothing else in your life and You waited 2 whole days on me…. Seriously get yourself a job, girlfriend (significant other), or a hobby that does not involve a computer. Seriously!!!
    As for where you are wrong it is simple. It is a mistake you make all the time. I admit I am arrogant and lack quite a bit of humility. You are exactly the same…. We will never change but you want me to but don’t expect it of yourself…. That is where you are wrong… or miss the target… That is why when Joe uses the metaphor of “Robin Hoods” Long bow and points out that your ability pails in comparison to the Mythical “Robin Hood” and you miss it then ask him if he is boasting of his archery skill… lame he has not claimed to be “Robin Hood” he has a simple “handle” of “Joe” that equates to an average man not a mythical “Hero”…. Again you missed the mark.

  23. Rob N. Hood September 19, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Gosh an apology… how nice and thoughful… and not demaining at all…!!! I did the above because you and yours always accuse me of ducking questions which I really never do. But you guys do, actually. So a little pressure was applied. So sorry to pressure you. Must be rough, huh? With regards to your “explanation” I have to admit I actually got a laugh out of it. So thank you for that. I need more of that these days. Wow. Talk about being obscure and wildly sure of your ability to get a point across. Hint: it needs to be a little more literal. Seriously. I’m afraid you won’t get this advice, or think it is demeaning, or whatever. But it’s genuine and honest. Oh well… so much for genuine-ness and honesty….

    • Jerk A. Knot September 20, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

      I am sure you laugh was genuine confusion… Pleas don’t appoligize… in order for you to pressure me you would have to show up at my home with an army…. Since you spend at least 12 hours a day at your computer waiting for my response that wont happen any time soon… Besides it would be leaving the state and I am sure there are people in your housing area that would not allow that. Again a total miss. Along with a weak showing of any anaylitical skill. Weak just weak.

  24. Joe September 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

    My old “Black Bear” 50 lb long bow is still strung and will continue to be. Nice discourse.

  25. Rob N. Hood September 23, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    So since I am wrong Jerk, you don’t want to tell me how exactly? I won’t mind, in fact I’m asking for it. Maybe I wasn’t wrong after all. I don’t mind being wrong occasioally. Us mere mortals are. So I’m “weak”. Fine. It is weaker not to explain how you base that on, besides your own secret and strange way. Up to you though. And Joe… what can I say? Nothing… cuz your comment is too damn odd.

  26. Rob N. Hood September 23, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    And I was being honest (!) again, when I said I got a laugh. Sorry to laugh but some things are just funny. My interpretation of what was being implied was actually deeper than the actual explanation, and also not incorrect apparently. Do you not know what a metaphor is?? And so when Joe provides some detail about his long bow, etc. I’m still wrong? Ok, I guess if you say so. So as far as analytical skills go, you aren’t all that…. just sayin’.

    This kind of back and forth is more worthy of old women. No offense to old women…

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