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Nov 30 2011

RFK Jr.: Not as Dumb as We Thought, but Much More Corrupt

Judging by the unhinged and frankly moronic envirofascist nonsense that blasts from Robert Kennedy Jr.’s mouth like diarrhea from a fat man dying of cholera, it’s tempting to dismiss him as crazy and stupid. But he’s not too psychiatrically or cognitively challenged to elbow his way onto the green energy gravy train and with the help of the appallingly corrupt Obama Regime swindle taxpayers out of $1.6 BILLION with a phony shell company called Brightsource Energy. Peter Schweizer, who lifted the rock on this sanctimonious crook, swats away RFK Jr.’s pathetic attempts to justify his participation in the Moonbat Messiah’s ongoing looting spree:

Kennedy never disputes that Brightsource got the money, nor that a former Principal at his firm, Sanjay Wagle, was a fundraiser for Obama and went to work in the Department of Energy’s alternative energy grant program after the 2008 election. Nor does he dispute that Brightsource admitted in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the Ivanpah project is highly risky, or that Brightsource is in financial trouble. (The company is $1.8 billion in debt, had total revenue of just $13.5 million in 2010 and ran an operating loss of $71 million.) The company openly admits that its technology may not perform as planned and that it faces technological challenges. It’s also curious to note on the SEC filing (on page 42 linked above) that Brightsource is spending almost six times as much on “marketing, general and administrative” costs than research and development. And more than twice in those areas than it is spending on project development. Does this sound like a company that could survive without taxpayer money?

Mr. Kennedy also tries to downplay the role that his firm plays in the project by noting that Google and others are partners in the venture. I mention all of that in my book. But the Department of Energy is clear on who our money is going to. Note the announcement on Recovery.gov: “DOE Finalizes $1.6 billion loan guarantee for Brightsource Energy, Inc. “ What is not clear here?

Kennedy says that these facts are “inventions.” Really? Which ones? Those mentioned in the Brightsource SEC report? He never says. He assumes that because he says so, they must be inventions. Kennedy’s only real factual challenge is to my statement that the “green employment” created by the Ivanpah project will cost $1 million per job. He calls this a “canard.” Really? I got the information from Department of Energy’s announcement of the project on the federal government’s recovery.gov website. The project is said to create 1,000 jobs, thanks to $1.4 billion in taxpayer money. Do the math. Mr. Kennedy, my “canard” comes from the Obama Administration. Take it up with them.

Just because RFK Jr. is raking in staggeringly massive 10-figure piles of our money doesn’t mean he isn’t flaky enough to believe his own enviromalarkey. Schweizer makes an apt metaphor:

[W]hen there was a push years ago to outlaw alcohol consumption in the American South there was an odd coalition that campaigned in favor of prohibition. Baptists favored it on moral grounds, and bootleggers who saw it was a way to boost their profits. As I point out in the book [Throw Them All Out], there are plenty of wealthy investors who today are both Baptists and bootleggers. They shape public policy because they believe in it but also because they see it as a way of making themselves even richer.

When it comes to green energy, it’s time to recognize that advocates like Mr. Kennedy are not just Baptists, they are also bootleggers. They are looking to enrich themselves through their advocacy. And they are doing it with our money.

Where did the disgraced Kennedy clan originally acquire the fortune that allowed them to buy the power to acquire still greater fortunes through Big Government liberalism and green crony capitalism? Many believe in part through bootlegging.

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Crazy like a fox — a pathologically greedy fox.

On a tip from Just TheTip.

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  • http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com Reaganite Republican

    The Kennedy are like Obama in that they’re selfish, ruthless, amoral fakes that started out dealing with/like gangsters

    Old habits die hard, apparently

  • Ghost of FA Hayak
  • Kevin R.

    It occurs to me that collectivism iis nothing but false fronts, Potemkin Villages of various kinds.

    Their professed beliefs are rationizations, false fronts, for their desire to rule over the rest of society. Their so-called spontaneous grassroots movements like OWS are nothing but Potemkin Villages of actual grassroots movements. And even their companies are just hollow Potemkin companies set up to launder the nation’s wealth .

    There is nothing real about collectivism but the worst vices and terrible appetites of monsters among men.

  • TonyD95B

    JFK, Jr?

  • chuck in st paul

    Three times more on marketing and propaganda than on product… all hat and no cattle.

  • KHarn

    They may have gotten their grubstake in bootlegging and rum-running, but the real money came from STOCK MANIPULATION durring the 20s boom. There was also talk here in Florida about “swamp land” sold by the Kennedys durring the same era.

  • Joe

    the kennedys – nothing but a bunch of Hahvahd educated crooks. No wonder people shoot ‘em.

  • 762×51

    LOL, so how many of you are planning to pay taxes THIS year? Why would you want to fund an a-hole like JR. here at the expense of your own families? Just because Income Taxes are law does not make them right. The government has so far over reached its authority that no one could rightfully justify it any longer.

    I will not comply with their laws, I will not fund their agendas, I will not recognize their presumed authority over my person or property, and I will never submit to their rule. This should be your motto.

  • Bob Roberts

    When this guy speaks it’s difficult and painful to listen to him. He gets so worked up you actually wonder if he’s going to have a heart attack or a stroke on the spot.

    Joe says: November 30, 2011 at 11:53 am
    the kennedys – nothing but a bunch of Hahvahd educated crooks. No wonder people shoot ‘em.

    ———–

    Now now, don’t go there. After all, that’s not why Oswald shot JFK and not why Sirhan shot Bobby.

    And no, Tony, NOT “JFK Jr.”. RFK Jr.

    By the way, don’t forget… the Kennedy clan and their various relatives are all members of the evil “1%”.

  • Bob Roberts

    http://biggovernment.com/pschweizer/2011/11/29/rfk-jr-fails-to-refute-key-details-of-his-sweetheart-deal-from-taxpayers/

    The bottom line is that Brightsource Energy got a sweetheart deal and it did so thanks to political connections. This is a company that admittedly has huge problems.

    Kennedy never disputes that Brightsource got the money, nor that a former Principal at his firm, Sanjay Wagle, was a fundraiser for Obama and went to work in the Department of Energy’s alternative energy grant program after the 2008 election. Nor does he dispute that Brightsource admitted in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the Ivanpah project is highly risky, or that Brightsource is in financial trouble. (The company is $1.8 billion in debt, had total revenue of just $13.5 million in 2010 and ran an operating loss of $71 million.) The company openly admits that its technology may not perform as planned and that it faces technological challenges. It’s also curious to note on the SEC filing (on page 42 linked above) that Brightsource is spending almost six times as much on “marketing, general and administrative” costs than research and development. And more than twice in those areas than it is spending on project development. Does this sound like a company that could survive without taxpayer money?

    Mr. Kennedy also tries to downplay the role that his firm plays in the project by noting that Google and others are partners in the venture. I mention all of that in my book. But the Department of Energy is clear on who our money is going to. Note the announcement on Recovery.gov: “DOE Finalizes $1.6 billion loan guarantee for Brightsource Energy, Inc. ” What is not clear here?

    Kennedy says that these facts are “inventions.” Really? Which ones? Those mentioned in the Brightsource SEC report? He never says. He assumes that because he says so, they must be inventions. Kennedy’s only real factual challenge is to my statement that the “green employment” created by the Ivanpah project will cost $1 million per job. He calls this a “canard.” Really? I got the information from Department of Energy’s announcement of the project on the federal government’s recovery.gov website . The project is said to create 1,000 jobs, thanks to $1.4 billion in taxpayer money. Do the math. Mr. Kennedy, my “canard” comes from the Obama Administration. Take it up with them.

  • TonyD95B

    RE: Bob Roberts at November 30, 2011 at 1:38 pm:

    “And no, Tony, NOT “JFK Jr.”. RFK Jr.”

    Hey, just trying to save DB / VH some embarrasment – I see he has since corrected the headline on this post.

  • Sam Adams

    This kind of energy project is OK with the leftists because it enriches those who will contribute to the cause…..just like George Soros.

    Where’s Michael Moore and his bullhorn, demanding taxpayer money be returned???

  • http://moonbattery.com/ Dave Blount

    TonyD95B,
    Thanks, I appreciate it.

  • Conan

    I’ve always cheered when a Kennedy dies. I want to be there to piss on the last Kennedy’s grave.

  • Pegster

    Ken EDTA made money in oil…we were also led to believe that ole Joe made bu.ig money in “municians”. Selling amno to the Japanese to shoot our owns boys during the war. Ole Joe sent his wife overseas and while she was away had surgery done on the daughter that was born mentally retarded. The surgery was new..Rose did not want a frontal lobotomy performed . Joe had it done. Rosemary came out of surgery in worse condition . She lived in a convent in Wisconsin for many years until her death. I never trusted any Kennedy..ever..

  • TexasDoc

    Gee, a lying, thieving Kennedy is such a surprise. NOT.

    He lies like his Uncles Jack and Teddy, cheats and steals just like his grandpa and every other male in his family.

    Of course, the Boston Brahmin are probably circling the wagons around their moron minion now.

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