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A 2 Apple: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

August 20, 2018


(Ooo) What you want
(Ooo) Baby I got it
(Ooo) What you need
(Ooo) You know I got it
(Ooo) I’ll I’m askin’
(Ooo) Is a little respect when you get home

— ARETHA FRANKLIN (1942 – 2018)

Respect has been craved by people and institutions way before the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin belted out her #1 hit fifty years ago. And the lack of receiving it has driven people to do crazy things since Cain killed Abel.

Elon Musk tweeting from his Tesla about having financing lined up to take TSLA private at $420 was definitely cray cray. But it was instigated by wanting to stick it to the short sellers who didn’t appreciate a genius at work. It’s ironic (or sinister?) that the supposed source of funds to buy out the public investors was Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, whose capital came indirectly from gas-guzzling cars.

Former CIA Director John Brennan wanted a little respect despite saying that President Trump had committed treason. But instead, he had his security clearance taken away. Even his compatriot James Clapper said over the weekend that former Director Brennan might have had a screw come loose.

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