Elon Musk, What's up with that dude?

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  1. pigfarmer

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    Well, Howard Hughes was nuts and he turned out to be an interesting fellow
     
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  2. Double Nought Spy

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    Heh. We are still talking about old Howard. It turns out I actually knew someone who used to work for him. The bookkeeper at the place my dad worked in the 70s worked for him, doing similar work back in the 30s or something. I never knew that till long after she had passed on. Dad says she told him that Katharine Hepburn was nuts. That surprised me. Apparently Howard was not awful to work for, though I'm sure it was plenty interesting.

    Before Elon started acting like a character from Family Guy, I thought he was pretty cool. Oh well, I'm sure I'd be an obnoxious billionaire. Of course I'd love to find out.
     
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    State Dem tweets ‘F--- Elon Musk’ as Tesla sues, plans to shift jobs elsewhere over coronavirus rules

    A California Democrat seemed less than upset Saturday night at the news that entrepreneur Elon Musk planned to pull much of his company Tesla – along with an unspecified number of jobs -- out of the state over coronavirus shutdown rules that have stalled the automaker's operations.

    Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez of San Diego appeared to be saying something along the lines of “Good riddance” – except she didn’t exactly use those words.

    “F--- Elon Musk,” was Gonzalez’s brief response on Twitter.

    Her message contrasted sharply with those from lawmakers and candidates in Texas and Nevada, where Musk said his company plans to relocate. They seemed pleased with the news that jobs would be coming to their states instead of leaving.

    “Texas gets better every day,” U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, wrote on Twitter, retweeting Musk’s announcement of Tesla’s planned California pullout. “Good conservative principles make good governance, and attract the best and the brightest. The future is happening in Texas.”

    In Nevada, Dan Rodimer – a retired professional wrestler running for Congress as a Republican – also welcomed the Tesla news.

    “Nevada NEEDS these jobs most of all right now, @elonmusk,” Rodimer wrote. “We would love to have you and Tesla HQ right here in the Battleborn State!”

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  5. Dejan Corovic

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    No, L.A. tunnels are really sound idea. He had shown his business plan and it makes perfect sense. Those who will be able to afford them would make a huge cut in their commuting times. It's perfectly reasonable that thousands of execs will pay for the privilege.

    Exactly. Hormonally speaking he's into his 50s and going through his last big ego trip. Same as Donald Trump. But ego trips are always easier when you are a billionaire.
     
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    San Diego's AOC!
     
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    Elon Musk reopens Tesla factory closed by coronavirus: 'If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me'

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed Monday he's flouting county rules by reopening a Northern California plant amid concerns over safety during the coronavirus crisis, tweeting: "I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me."

    The parking lot of the Fremont, Calif., facility was full, Fox 2 reported, even as Musk and Almeda County officials continue to spar over shelter-in-place rules that have prevented the electric-vehicle giant from reopening since March 23.

    Musk tweeted, "Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me." He also wrote: "California approved, but an unelected county official illegally overrode. Also, all other auto companies in US are approved to resume. Only Tesla has been singled out. This is super messed up!"

    The county later responded in a statement: "We have notified Tesla that they can only maintain Minimum Basic Operations until we have an approved plan that can be implemented in accordance with the local public health order. We are addressing this matter using the same phased approach we use for other businesses which have violated the order in the past, and we hope that Tesla will likewise comply without further enforcement measures."

    At a Monday news conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, said he was hopeful the company could resume operations next week.


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  14. Dejan Corovic

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    Howard Hughes can be excused, because he was involved in so many plane crashes, where in each one he had violent concussions, that his brain was in a worst state than that of a heavy weight boxer's.
     

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