Is Elon Musk serious?

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Aug 10, 2018 10:39 PM

Also, I assume you guys saw the flack where he called that diver quoted in the OP article a pedophile?  I think he doubled-down before finally apologizing.

 

I never thought of or heard anything about him being such an asshole.  I think the pressure of Tesla's struggles are really getting to him.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Fri, Aug 17, 2018 2:51 PM
posted by gut

I used to be kind of amazed by this guy, maybe still am....but Elon Musk is the poster child for corporate welfare and bullshit.

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IF SpaceX is viable, and I'm not certain it will be without some fat government contracts, I'll be surprised.  Teslas are cool vehicles, but without Daddy Warbucks in Washington, we wouldn't be seeing them gain in such popularity.

Elon Musk is what happens when a tech head is also a highly competent salesman.  He understands the tech well enough to pitch it, and he's good enough at pitching it to get someone who doesn't need to worry about being profitable excited about it.

gut Senior Member
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Fri, Sep 7, 2018 2:30 PM

He's gotta be planning to run for President, right?

Trueblue23 BASEDgod
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Fri, Sep 7, 2018 5:54 PM

I love some of the things he does, but Musk is a weeeeeeeeird fucking dude.

 

I think he's definitely a robot, probably just a better model of the Zuckerbot.

gut Senior Member
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Sat, Jun 1, 2024 7:38 PM

So Musk was a darling of the left, but now his pay package (which was beyond excessive) is being challenged and under dispute.  And I just saw a blurb that he's being sued for $7.5B insider transactions.

Latter is interesting because I thought it's always been assumed - and legal - that insiders are often acting on material non-public information.  But Musk is a bit of a different animal the way his tweets can move markets.

Anyway, thought it was interesting how [presumably] the Left is also directing its "lawfare" at Musk.  Don't ever go against the family!

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Sat, Jun 1, 2024 7:48 PM

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