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(Federal Times)   Obama re-installs solar panels Carter put up and Reagan tore down. The sun is there   (federaltimes.com) divider line 27
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2014-05-13 08:58:37 PM
It's hard to imagine the panels installed in Carter's day were anything more than a novelty in terms of efficiency and real world electrical output. I wonder if Fark's resident Solar Superman(how I have him favorited) would chime in on that curiosity.
 
2014-05-13 09:03:38 PM

InterruptingQuirk: It's hard to imagine the panels installed in Carter's day were anything more than a novelty in terms of efficiency and real world electrical output. I wonder if Fark's resident Solar Superman(how I have him favorited) would chime in on that curiosity.


back then solar panels could also collect people's positive vibes and grovieness which more than compensated for it
 
2014-05-13 09:14:20 PM
Reagan was such a petty dick.
 
2014-05-13 09:19:00 PM
I eagerly await the Fox News freakout over this.

"Were White House solar panels made from the charred corpses of Americans killed in Benghazi?"
 
2014-05-13 09:20:06 PM

vartian: Reagan was such a petty dick.


What a petty Dick may look like

www.bluecheddar.net
 
2014-05-13 09:21:54 PM
The next republican president (may it be many years from now) will likely tear them down.

Think republicans aren't THAT petty in these modern times?  Consider that the last time the Dems had a majority in the house, they replaced styrofoam cups in the capital cafeteria with paper cups.  One of the first things republicans did when they regained the house was put those styrofoam cups back.  Even made a pretty decent show of it.

They are that petty.
 
2014-05-13 09:26:05 PM

InterruptingQuirk: vartian: Reagan was such a petty dick.

What a petty Dick may look like

[www.bluecheddar.net image 350x350]


What a dicky pet may look like.

www.weinerdog.info
 
2014-05-13 09:48:25 PM
LOL, why did Reagan take them down?
 
2014-05-13 09:55:09 PM

Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?


Because he needed to win the Cold War and solar wasn't going to cut it.
 
2014-05-13 09:55:24 PM

Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?


Because he was an asshole.
 
2014-05-13 09:55:48 PM

Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?


see: vartian
 
2014-05-13 09:58:03 PM

Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?


He thought they were a joke, apparently
 
2014-05-13 09:58:29 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?

Because he was an asshole.


Well sure but there had to be an "official" reason.
 
2014-05-13 10:20:52 PM
I did some reading. The solar panels carter put on the White House were thermal, not PV like I originally imagined. They were removed in 1986 when the roof was replaced. It doesn't even sound like Reagan was aware they were up there.

Funny note: a bunch of them are in a museum in China
 
2014-05-13 10:41:40 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?

Because he was an asshole.


Because they didn't work.

/Reagan was many things but at least he cared about governing.
//unlike the current batch of GOP assholes
 
2014-05-13 10:42:16 PM

Ambivalence: The next republican president (may it be many years from now) will likely tear them down.

Think republicans aren't THAT petty in these modern times?  Consider that the last time the Dems had a majority in the house, they replaced styrofoam cups in the capital cafeteria with paper cups.  One of the first things republicans did when they regained the house was put those styrofoam cups back.  Even made a pretty decent show of it.

They are that petty.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-05-13 10:45:52 PM
Repeat?
 
2014-05-13 10:47:02 PM
And they cost less than one cent on the dollar compared to the ones Carter put up there.
 
2014-05-13 10:47:23 PM

gingerjet: Reagan was many things but at least he cared about governing

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-13 10:49:01 PM

fusillade762: I eagerly await the Fox News freakout over this.

"Were White House solar panels made from the charred corpses of Americans killed in Benghazi?"


I am looking forward to the "we'll just uninstall them again in 2016" retort.
 
2014-05-13 10:51:52 PM

Mugato: Lionel Mandrake: Mugato: LOL, why did Reagan take them down?

Because he was an asshole.

Well sure but there had to be an "official" reason.


Reagan was officially an asshole. Just look at today's income disparity for proof. And the fact that he raised the drinking age.
 
2014-05-13 10:52:23 PM
The full story of the original solar panels. The ones going up now are photovoltaic, the originals just for hot water.
 
2014-05-13 11:03:05 PM
So do they use  Abound Solar  or Solyndra panels?
 
2014-05-13 11:10:25 PM

gingerjet: /Reagan was many things but at least he cared about governing.
//unlike the current batch of GOP assholes


yup
he LOVED to build bigger military
he LOVED to build bigger deficits and debts
he LOVED to cut funding to mental hospitals
he LOVED to talk in baby talk and cater to those people
he LOVED small government, so he built it bigger
he LOVER the DEA, so now we have had 34 years of a wasted war on drugs that we are just not rolling back ... sort of

YUP
he cared about governing!!

/fark reagan
 
2014-05-13 11:14:26 PM

Swampmaster: So do they use  Abound Solar  or Solyndra panels?


haha hahah hahahah haha hhaha
that's so funny

HAHA HHAHH AHAHHAH HA
let me laugh even harder
 
2014-05-13 11:19:39 PM

namatad: gingerjet: /Reagan was many things but at least he cared about governing.
//unlike the current batch of GOP assholes

yup
he LOVED to build bigger military
he LOVED to build bigger deficits and debts
he LOVED to cut funding to mental hospitals
he LOVED to talk in baby talk and cater to those people
he LOVED small government, so he built it bigger
he LOVER the DEA, so now we have had 34 years of a wasted war on drugs that we are just not rolling back ... sort of

YUP
he cared about governing!!

/fark reagan


He gave weapons the Mujahideen to fight the Russians and walked away without any thought about how they'd handle their spoils of war.

He told the Iranian Ayatollah to drag out the Iran hostage crisis so Carter would go on looking bad, telling Americans "Vote for me, or you'll never see our hostages alive again."
 
2014-05-13 11:28:07 PM

Bith Set Me Up: namatad: gingerjet: /Reagan was many things but at least he cared about governing.
//unlike the current batch of GOP assholes

yup
he LOVED to build bigger military
he LOVED to build bigger deficits and debts
he LOVED to cut funding to mental hospitals
he LOVED to talk in baby talk and cater to those people
he LOVED small government, so he built it bigger
he LOVER the DEA, so now we have had 34 years of a wasted war on drugs that we are just not rolling back ... sort of

YUP
he cared about governing!!

/fark reagan

He gave weapons the Mujahideen to fight the Russians and walked away without any thought about how they'd handle their spoils of war.

He told the Iranian Ayatollah to drag out the Iran hostage crisis so Carter would go on looking bad, telling Americans "Vote for me, or you'll never see our hostages alive again."


almost single handedly creating the Taliban and AQ.
THANKS REAGAN !!!

/sigh
 
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