Friday, September 23, 2011

Solyndra Bosses Plead the 5th - Guilty of Greed

Not that I'm all surprised that in the middle of the Great Recession, while we're having debates about the national debt, budget shortfalls, and taxes, that corporate executives in expensive suits and high-priced attorneys would be ripping us off. These guys would have looked at me at the country club like I was scum..

Bust them down to food stamps like me, then send them to prison and let Bubba have at them....they deserve no less. I tried and convicted them already. I would lead the firing squad.

Solyndra Inc. CEO Brian Harrison and the company's chief financial officer, Bill Stover, both invoked their Fifth Amendment right to decline to testify to avoid self-incrimination. Lawmakers from both parties said they were disappointed, but said that silence from the two executives would not stop them from pursuing their investigation into a $528 million loan Solyndra Inc. received from the Energy Department in 2009.

Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison, second from left, talks with the attorney Walter Brown, left, as Chief Financial Officer Bill Stover, second from right, talks to his attorney Jan Nielsen Little, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 23 2011, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo) That thug on the left almost looks like Bubba!

It was good drama on CSPAN today.

"Let me just warn you and the other folks involved in this taxpayer rip-off," Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told the Solyndra executives. "We're not done. No we're not."

I would add, "Hang'em from the nearest tree!"


  1. Senator Waxman objected to badgering the witnesses because they had already pleaded the fifth, and that needlessly questioning was just for "sound bites", and shortly thereafter, the crooks were excused - and the hearing was closed.

  2. It might be very possible that Valerie Jarrett was behind Solyndra. It all goes back to Chicago. Jarrett introduced Obama to his wife Michelle, and got her a high-paying job at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Jarrett was deeply involved in Chicago politics (as managing director, she knew two mayors) and sat on the Board of Directors of many corporations. She was Chicago's director of the Housing Authority (and called a slumlord) and she sat on the Chicago Stock Exchange. She had her fingers in everything and was well-connected. She got Obama a job and had influence with getting him into Harvard. She introduced Obama to his wife, befriended them both, and became their mentor. Years later she becomes his senior adviser, and played Obama, pretending friendship, when Obama was only being groomed all along to do the bidding of corporate interests. The "Cap and Tax" bill would have made billions in carbon credits on the Chicago Stock Exchange. Obama was played the fool by Jarrett, the ultimate deception. If I were Obama, I'd be very pissed, and want to see some head rolls. When the taxpayers get rolled for half a billion dollars, I'd like to see some heads roll too. It wasn't just an embarrassment to Obama's presidency, but the ultimate betrayal.