Thursday, March 15, 2012

Green Energy Protest Highlights Overspending

PPPS (Lakewood)—A small group of Tea Party radicals braved stiff winds and abundant sunshine on Saturday, March 10 to express their displeasure with the cost of a government solar energy project. Our undercover correspondent, Progressive Pete was there to cover the story. The protest took place at the Denver Federal Center Solar Park in Lakewood, Colorado.

Although Progressive Pete experienced technical difficulties with his hidden video camera (see below), one of the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party members, Citizen Pete, was kind enough to send us this photograph, which was apparently altered to include captions. Despite the alterations, it fairly depicts the protesters' message.

Photo submitted by Citizen Pete (click to enlarge)

Our readers should note that despite the attempt to disguise there logo by placing it in the upper left portion of the photo, this protest is clearly the work of the mysterious Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, as PPPS previously suspected in our earlier exclusive pre-protest scoop on the protest.

Based upon their protest signs, the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, appears to be concerned about the cost of the Solar Panel Project. As protester, Citizen Pete indicated, "These solar panels are just one of the many examples of the waste of federal Stimulus Bill funds on uneconomical  green energy projects. $40 million dollars with a payback of decades is outrageous. But at least this got built. With Solyndra, they just poured the money into the pockets of a few well-connected friends, with nothing but a big fat IOU that will never get repaid."

When asked about the puzzling reference to "Pipeline" in their protest banner, Pete just shook his head and said, "This represents one of the dumbest decisions in recent history. Our President denies an approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have brought oil from Canada to reduce our dependence on less-stable, and sometimes hostile, foreign governments, would have created thousands of jobs, and would have lowered the price of gasoline. And all of it would have been paid with private funds. Oh, and then our two Senators, Udall and Bennett just voted to confirm that stupid decision. Now come on, how dumb is that."

Clearly, Citizen Pete, feels pretty strongly about the decision.

On another note, two competing news organizations, local TV stations CBS 4News and Fox31 News, must have had similar technical difficulties, most likely due to the wind. Crews from both stations showed up, filmed the protest and interviewed Citizen Pete, spokesman for the Bridge to Nowhere Tea Party, but neither aired a report.

It's hard to imagine that a story of this magnitude with national significance would not air locally or nationally. But, as with many important stories, the Pundit Pete Press Service was the only major news organization to bring you the "Stories we'd like to see", even if we have to overcome technical challenges.

Thanks to the diligent efforts of our technical staff, we were able to recover a small portion of the video from Progressive Pete's hidden camera. The strong winds obliterated most of the audio, but a short conversation among the protesters can be heard in the background. We leave it our readers (viewers) to interpret their radical conversation.


Progressive Pete continues his undercover investigations of the radical Tea Party Movement. More stories to follow.

Related Links & Updates:
Payback From Federal Center Solar Project To Take Decades « CBS Denver
Solar Company That Received $400 Million Taxpayer Loan Lays Off Large Percentage of Work Force
The Battle of Keystone XL Continues 
Weld County suspected storm clouds over Abound | Energy Policy Center
Barack Obama pushes for $1bn green tax credits | Environment |
Green Energy: King of Corporate Welfare - HUMAN EVENTS
Obama's energy abyss
Obama in 2008: Americans need to suck it up and pay more for energy
Obama's Oil Flimflam - Charles Krauthammer weighs in 
Firm sells solar panels to itself, taxpayers pay (Mar 19 - Examiner)
Oil Production of Federal Lands has Dropped (Mar 22- Big Government)

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