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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 06:54 PM Jun 12

Youngkin sends letter to Biden Administration over rooftop solar panels at Pentagon

Youngkin sends letter to Biden Administration over rooftop solar panels at Pentagon

Tyler Englander
1 day ago

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Governor Glenn Youngkin is crying foul over solar panels set to be installed at the Pentagon. … In January, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that the Pentagon would be getting $21 million, with some of the money going toward installing rooftop solar panels.

Youngkin sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin saying the program the money comes from, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law doesn’t have “any stated requirement that such panels be made in America using American technology.”

Youngkin goes on to say, “This decision brings into question whether American taxpayer dollars will be used to purchase solar equipment from the Chinese Communist Party.”

However, the program requirements tell a different story. According to documentation on the Department of Energy’s website, the program in question is affected by an executive order signed by President Joe Biden in 2021 saying federal agencies “shall adhere to requirements of the Made in America Laws in making clean energy, energy efficiency, and clean energy procurement decisions.”

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Youngkin sends letter to Biden Administration over rooftop solar panels at Pentagon (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Jun 12 OP
seems he did not read the bill before he started yacking! riversedge Jun 12 #1
Oh, I Bet He Did... GB_RN Jun 12 #6
How do we not message appropriately, the fucking media is fascist. onecaliberal Jun 12 #7
To Answer Your Question... GB_RN Jun 12 #9
They own the media. How hard is that? onecaliberal Jun 12 #12
Exactly. TomSlick Jun 12 #10
Don't forget: COL Mustard Jun 12 #21
Youngkin has nothing better to do than complaint with disinformation about solar panels... brush Jun 12 #2
And a lot of VA voters work at that building and understand science better than Ykin. erronis Jun 12 #11
The rightwingers are getting a little nervous... Think. Again. Jun 12 #3
Hey Youngkin Traildogbob Jun 12 #4
He's already claimed insurance Arne Jun 12 #5
This shit Traildogbob Jun 12 #8
My insurance went up over 100% from that hurricane! And part of the reason what that little slug? Maraya1969 Jun 12 #19
Great rant! Keep on, please! erronis Jun 12 #13
Republicans always seem to get off on calling it the Chinese COMMUNIST party. HUAJIAO Jun 12 #14
And hope and pray nobody calls them servants of the Russian Communist Party. GreenWave Jun 12 #16
Well, that IS what "CCP" stands for. Call them what they are. oldsoftie Jun 12 #17
Maybe Youngkin should stay in his lane, he is no better at this than any other republican. Bev54 Jun 12 #15
republican clowns are owned by the oil barons liberal N proud Jun 12 #18
Oh, fuck off Youngkin Warpy Jun 12 #20
my new array was made here, rt in the chgo burbs. mopinko Jun 12 #23
I guess we can assume slightlv Jun 12 #22
Republicans like Youngkin just can't help themselves. Logic and rational thought fail them when Martin68 Jun 13 #24

GB_RN

(2,633 posts)
6. Oh, I Bet He Did...
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 07:36 PM
Jun 12

He’s counting on 1) the average Faux Spews viewer to be ignorant of the entire bill; 2) the Democrats’ seemingly permanent inability to fight back and message appropriately; and 3) the sure fire knowledge that the “lib’rul media” won’t cover this and/or play the “both sides” game.

This is nothing but a chance for him to look like he’s on the side of “Real ‘Muricans™️” and hint that the Democrats are China-appeasing traitors*.

*Pick your favorite insult out of the GOPQ bucket, if you like.

GB_RN

(2,633 posts)
9. To Answer Your Question...
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:15 PM
Jun 12

The GOPQ has it mastered: They message with shit that will fit in a bumper sticker. While we give college-level…lectures, for lack of a better word (not quite the word I’m looking for, but you get the idea).

I not attacking the Democrats. We’re just more cerebral. Granted, a lot of what we’re for won’t fit on a bumper sticker, but when we do stuff like not defend ourselves (the Affordable Care Act, for example). We let the Repukes frame issue and the attitude was “the news media should tell the truth.” I think it was Tim Russert, Chucky Toad or Dancin’ David Gregory who basically said that wasn’t their job; IOW, saying that they’re stenographers. So, we also have that barrier to deal with.

And here I am being…cerebral. lol. Point being, they use the KISS principle. We…don’t.

🖖

onecaliberal

(34,224 posts)
12. They own the media. How hard is that?
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:25 PM
Jun 12

You can’t really think they are going to get our message out. If tv networks are fascist what exactly do you suggest they do? That they’re not already doing?

brush

(55,191 posts)
2. Youngkin has nothing better to do than complaint with disinformation about solar panels...
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 07:00 PM
Jun 12

at the Pentagon?

Come on guv, you can do better.

erronis

(15,977 posts)
11. And a lot of VA voters work at that building and understand science better than Ykin.
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:24 PM
Jun 12

Many may be to the right but most are not stupid. This could actually piss off a few younkin/trumpkins.

Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
4. Hey Youngkin
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 07:08 PM
Jun 12

Take your gripe to South Florida about now. Just opposing solar panels and outlawing the use of the word climate change, ain’t getting through to ole Mamma Nature. Maybe Texas, Idaho, Arkansas, and all the red tornado ally states will sign up with your bitching letter. That’ll fix it all.
Not enough paper towels from your Messiah down there at Mardi Lardo to help south Florida right now either.
Damn why can’t that shit hole golf course take a fucking hit? He’s the one shitting all over Gods rep, and being compared to Jesus as a felon.
Gods acting like a Scared republican, just let Trump run all over him and his rules.Has to be a him, no female God would allow this shit.
MAGA repubs wake the fuck up. This is no hoax.

Traildogbob

(9,152 posts)
8. This shit
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:07 PM
Jun 12

Is never gonna end. The criminal GQP cancer has Metastasized so deep into every nook, the country is terminal. Hospice can’t even help ease the pain and despair of facing the end.
Every day more is found.
Climate apocalypse may be the only way to end it all, and we all go with it.
The earth will thrive after. Everything is God’s plan right.
He is cleansing the world of his biggest mistake. Like before.

Maraya1969

(22,811 posts)
19. My insurance went up over 100% from that hurricane! And part of the reason what that little slug?
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:59 PM
Jun 12

And the devastation that so many experienced from it was just awful. They are right when they call him a sadist - he has been diagnosed a sociopath which includes sadism.

Warpy

(112,165 posts)
20. Oh, fuck off Youngkin
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 09:40 PM
Jun 12

Because of Republican intransigence, the Chinese were pretty much able to make off with that industry too.

Iff your bunch hadn't been bitching about the inconvenience of trethinking energy sources, maybe every single building in DC would have panels by now and most of them would be made here.

So shut your hypocritical trap and move on, asshole, and may your next run for office end not in defeat, but in utter humiliation.

mopinko

(70,913 posts)
23. my new array was made here, rt in the chgo burbs.
Wed Jun 12, 2024, 10:06 PM
Jun 12

this in on a rental. have them on my home, 3 yrs old, and the new 1s r about 30% more efficient.
we shd b putting them on every possible govt bldg. start w schools. they need the money.

Martin68

(23,645 posts)
24. Republicans like Youngkin just can't help themselves. Logic and rational thought fail them when
Thu Jun 13, 2024, 03:50 PM
Jun 13

they are confronted with improvements in green energy because they are opposed to it in principle, being wedded to the idea of the superiority of the hydrocarbon extraction industry which shares a little of their obscene profits with sympathetic politicians like Youngkin. Solar panels on the Pentagon!!!! Horrors!!!! Must be a communist plot!!!!

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