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    More: Awkward, Elon Musk, Family, 76-year-old Errol Musk, father of Elon Musk, Amazon Rainforest, Kimbal Musk, SpaceX, Tesla Motors  
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5256 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Aug 2022 at 8:55 PM (26 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-01 7:37:38 PM  
Sure, Elon was born into wealth. There's nothing to be proud of in making more wealth from that.
 
2022-08-01 8:59:26 PM  
Elon is an asshole.
 
2022-08-01 9:00:24 PM  
You can only purchase so many already existing companies and technologies and declare yourself founder before being expected to actually invent something.
 
2022-08-01 9:01:26 PM  
Elon, the founder of Tesla

No.
 
2022-08-01 9:04:16 PM  
Why should I care at all what Elon prime has to say, I don't care what you want Elon has to say
 
2022-08-01 9:04:24 PM  
You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter. Why they're giving you an opportunity to speak is beyond words. You're a degenerate at best.
 
2022-08-01 9:07:38 PM  
Says his dad who's had a child with his stepdaughter...Elon's stepsister. 😳

I think Elon may have the ethical advantage
Then again, who knows what else either of them have done in secret.

Anyways, "cast the stone" and all that.
 
2022-08-01 9:07:42 PM  

farkitallletitend: You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter. Why they're giving you an opportunity to speak is beyond words. You're a degenerate at best.


The degenerate enemy of our degenerate enemy is our degenerate friend.
 
2022-08-01 9:10:10 PM  
Well, you do have to admit that Kimbal has done some good things.  I can see why he's be the preferred son:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Green_(non-profit_company)
 
2022-08-01 9:13:36 PM  
"it's not as if we suddenly started doing something"

How many cars does he have to send into space to get his dad's love?
 
2022-08-01 9:16:31 PM  
I'm starting to wonder if a lot of rich families are a bunch of weirdos, like everybody else.
 
2022-08-01 9:19:23 PM  
Wow.  That article explains EVERYTHING.
 
2022-08-01 9:23:46 PM  

farkitallletitend: You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter.


When life imitates Pornhub.
 
2022-08-01 9:27:02 PM  

farkitallletitend: You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter. Why they're giving you an opportunity to speak is beyond words. You're a degenerate at best.


He should buy her a new dryer so she stops getting stuck...
 
2022-08-01 9:29:49 PM  
No need to look further than Elon or Trump to see how badly a father can fark up their son.
 
2022-08-01 9:31:08 PM  

fatassbastard: farkitallletitend: You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter.

When life imitates Pornhub.


That would mean he fathered kids with NOT his stepdaughter.

/shut up
 
2022-08-01 9:36:26 PM  

maniacbastard: Elon is an asshole.


Yeah but he has already kind if got a cult following and billions of dollars. It makes him dangerous asshole. Kind of like Trump.
 
2022-08-01 9:39:57 PM  
I'm still wondering why fathering kids with your daughter isn't illegal. Even if you're not genetically related, it's still all kinds of power play issues.
 
2022-08-01 9:40:40 PM  
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Wealth is wasted on the wealthy.
 
2022-08-01 9:41:13 PM  
The Musk family is pretty farked up based on this interview.  Very common two-child situation with one favored over the other, and the unfavored one works extra hard to try to impress Dad.  Just wow.
 
2022-08-01 9:43:44 PM  
The Guardian needs monies. Please think of the guardian.

/that's the page I got
 
2022-08-01 9:44:12 PM  
What kind of person makes grandbabies with his own stepdaughter?
 
2022-08-01 9:44:29 PM  
Fathered 2 children with his step daughter and says the family is perfectly normal. This explains so much about Elon.
 
2022-08-01 9:46:35 PM  
So that's how it is in their family.
 
2022-08-01 9:46:56 PM  
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2022-08-01 9:47:17 PM  

mudesi: Wow.  That article explains EVERYTHING.


Yeah, it was very illuminating. Nobody farks us up quite like our parents. It'd just be tragic, but since he's farked up and has power, that makes him all the more dangerous.
 
2022-08-01 9:58:33 PM  
Elon musk's father has two kids to his stepdaughter. And worse, he gave us Elon musk, so who cares what that degenerate thinks
 
2022-08-01 10:00:04 PM  

dark_matter_doesn't: The Musk family is pretty farked up based on this interview.  Very common two-child situation with one favored over the other, and the unfavored one works extra hard to try to impress Dad.  Just wow.


Of course the one who puts out for daddy is the preferred one.
 
2022-08-01 10:00:43 PM  
Elon is not a great guy, but his father is a terrible guy. Even Elon hates his guts.
 
2022-08-01 10:01:24 PM  

dark_matter_doesn't: The Musk family is pretty farked up based on this interview.  Very common two-child situation with one favored over the other, and the unfavored one works extra hard to try to impress Dad.  Just wow.


See also: Half Scoop.

/Sorry, Junior, but Daddy will never love you.
 
2022-08-01 10:10:25 PM  
Great, another narcissistic rich dude with daddy issues. Where have we seen this before?
 
2022-08-01 10:21:16 PM  
The older I get the more I realize that the wealthy are just the worst kind of trash, and everything they accuse the lower classes of in terms of vice and moral turpitude are just projection of their sins onto the rest of us.
 
2022-08-01 10:25:27 PM  
jfc. how is there a family more farked up than the drumpfs.
 
2022-08-01 10:51:10 PM  

adamatari: Elon is not a great guy, but his father is a terrible guy. Even Elon hates his guts.


Looks like Elon carried on his "breeder" philosophy though.
A lot of (conservative) people have this bizarre philosophy.
That the only purpose in life is to reproduce, so have as many kids as you can.
Don't actually help them (or anyone else) when they are alive though.
 
2022-08-01 10:51:23 PM  
Musk defenders and fanboys a bit thin tonight.   Just in case, here ya go:

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2022-08-01 11:05:56 PM  

adamatari: Elon is not a great guy, but his father is a terrible guy. Even Elon hates his guts.


Hey elons daughter also wants nothing to do with her father, she has something in common with her dad. Sadly.
 
2022-08-01 11:08:26 PM  

Oneiros: Well, you do have to admit that Kimbal has done some good things.  I can see why he's be the preferred son:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Green_(non-profit_company)


This guy?

Kimbal Musk's Next Door restaurant chain cut off access to an emergency fund right before putting about 100 employees out of work
 
2022-08-01 11:23:10 PM  

fatassbastard: farkitallletitend: You fathered 2 kids with your stepdaughter.

When life imitates Pornhub.


Well they were stuck under that couch or in the sink, what else could he do??
 
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2022-08-01 11:33:07 PM  
Elite-DNA detected.  Scanning for cousins...
 
2022-08-01 11:53:23 PM  

ecl: Elite-DNA detected.  Scanning for cousins...


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2022-08-02 12:20:33 AM  
These headlines feel literally exactly the same as those shiatty supermarket tabloids about what Brad pit of the royals are doing.

We just swapped celebrities out for rich people and these constant Elon fark posts about trivial shiat and rumors and whatever is no different that that celebrity bullshiat.
 
2022-08-02 12:52:27 AM  

dark_matter_doesn't: The Musk family is pretty farked up based on this interview.  Very common two-child situation with one favored over the other, and the unfavored one works extra hard to try to impress Dad.  Just wow.


Sadly, this is more common than most people realize. Especially in families with any semblance of wealth.
 
2022-08-02 1:09:24 AM  
Some people's good opinions are worth striving for.
Some are best not had at all.
 
2022-08-02 1:27:07 AM  
When you look back on the decade or more of dopey things he has said, and the needlessly controversial things, and then the lies and obfuscations, you really really have to wonder how hard it could have been for him to just put on a poker face and shut up.

He could have just opened his eyes at 6 am one day and said, "I am not going to say anything about anything today. I will just let everyone do their jobs, and I will just chill. I don't have to predict the future or call anybody names or announce my plans."

There is no equivalence, really. He is not "being" anything by acting out like this. He is not running for office or trying to earn an award. He just decided he wants to be a reality show star, I guess.

He IS disappointing. Am I jealous? Not really. And I am not because, if I had command of as much capital as he has, I would use it totally differently. I don't want what he has chosen for himself. I sure could use his resources better, though. There are two guys in Australia dedicating their large fortunes to developing solar, wind and hydrogen as a stretch goal. Musk has 50 times? 100 times the money that they have, and he just dithers and spins. He has a screw loose, and we are all the worse off for it.
 
2022-08-02 2:16:09 AM  

2fardownthread: When you look back on the decade or more of dopey things he has said, and the needlessly controversial things, and then the lies and obfuscations, you really really have to wonder how hard it could have been for him to just put on a poker face and shut up.

He could have just opened his eyes at 6 am one day and said, "I am not going to say anything about anything today. I will just let everyone do their jobs, and I will just chill. I don't have to predict the future or call anybody names or announce my plans."

There is no equivalence, really. He is not "being" anything by acting out like this. He is not running for office or trying to earn an award. He just decided he wants to be a reality show star, I guess.

He IS disappointing. Am I jealous? Not really. And I am not because, if I had command of as much capital as he has, I would use it totally differently. I don't want what he has chosen for himself. I sure could use his resources better, though. There are two guys in Australia dedicating their large fortunes to developing solar, wind and hydrogen as a stretch goal. Musk has 50 times? 100 times the money that they have, and he just dithers and spins. He has a screw loose, and we are all the worse off for it.


The "capital" that Elon has to work with directly is just a fraction of his supposed net worth, which is mostly tied up in Tesla stock. That doesn't actually count as liquid capital because he cannot access it without devaluing it. He's not personally a billionaire in terms of actual cash.

It would be more accurate to say that Elon has a lot of bully pulpit influence and could probably direct others to invest in solar or whatever he decides is a good idea. He also controls a lot of investor capital through Tesla, Boring and whatever other things he has going on. However any use of investor dollars from those companies has to somewhat be justified.
 
2022-08-02 3:26:03 AM  

hammettman: Musk defenders and fanboys a bit thin tonight.   Just in case, here ya go:

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It's much harder to defend him these days.
I used to defend him to a degree, because he would say/do stupid shiat, and get attacked for it, but it was just stupid shiat that didn't affect anybody.
I guess like Trump in the 80's, except Trump never did anything of value like SpaceX or electric cars (although the value of those things is probably debatable).
Now he's going more and more off the deep end and affecting the world (or trying to) in negative ways.
 
2022-08-02 4:55:27 AM  

maniacbastard: Elon is an asshole.


Probably at least in part because he was fathered by an arsehole.
 
2022-08-02 6:09:07 AM  

Get Rich or Try Dyin': Oneiros: Well, you do have to admit that Kimbal has done some good things.  I can see why he's be the preferred son:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Green_(non-profit_company)

This guy?

Kimbal Musk's Next Door restaurant chain cut off access to an emergency fund right before putting about 100 employees out of work


Wow.  Didn't know about that shiat.

That's pretty farked up.
 
2022-08-02 8:57:33 AM  

LarryDan43: You can only purchase so many already existing companies and technologies and declare yourself founder before being expected to actually invent something.


He could have gone the route of the Kardashians, paris hilton or he could have just been a leach and do nothing his whole life and sip on daddy's money until he died.
He started zip2 and sold it for 300m in 1995..  it paved the way for mapquest

He started x.com an online bank, merged with another company to form paypal.

So those 2 were very innovative and yes his inventions, paypal is very much still in use and changed the way people could pay for things

Tesla he did not buy, he funded it as an investor very early on.
I'm not a fan boy but give credit when it's due.

inventing is not easy, I have spent and lost over 50k on MVP apps, prototypes of inventions that just collect dust.

What's your list of accomplishments and inventions?
 
2022-08-02 9:07:30 AM  

sheilanagig: The older I get the more I realize that the wealthy are just the worst kind of trash, and everything they accuse the lower classes of in terms of vice and moral turpitude are just projection of their sins onto the rest of us.


People are just people with or without $.

The rich are no better, they just have more money.   They steal, cheat, lie, kill and do all the stupid stuff everyone does.

When they get caught they either get off or it news because they have more $.  It may twist some into thinking they are better but so does these muscle, roid caveman dudes that strut around wanting to kick everyone's ass for everything.
Over1/2 the world is crazy in some way, I'll take billionaire inbreeding over Southern gun toting bunker living militia forming guys.
 
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