Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Look at Your Tax Bill Again: Solyndra II
It's back. A bigger, nastier, even more terrifying case of eco-lunacy, corporatist corruption, and out-of-control Big Government: Solyndra II - the Revenge.
The Solyndra solar power crony capitalist boondoggle cost you a mere bagatelle of $500 million. This new Obamadisaster, the gloriously titled Solar Trust of America, is going to set you back over $2 billion.
Still, it's not all bad news. Over at my Telegraph blog I tell the heartwarming story of FrackNation - a documentary by my good friends Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney which will sing the praises of that miracle fossil fuel shale gas.
Phelim and Ann have raised their start-up funding at Kickstarter - a site more usually associated with impeccably worthy, Michael-Moore-style liberal projects about how evil capitalism is and about how we really should be diverting more of our hard-earned cash to people who don't work.
There's still time to donate. And it's a worthy cause. As I note in my post:
There's still time to become one of the film's financiers – like I am: having donated a princely $20 – because the funding round doesn't close till Friday. And let me tell you, it will be one of the most satisfying $20 you've ever spent. Here you are, a free individual, giving money to the kind of film projects YOU want made, rather than the kind some ghastly bien-pensant twerp of a commissioning editor thinks you ought to watch so as to show solidarity with the world's oppressed.