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‘Fuck Elon Musk’ Says California Assemblywoman to His Threat to Relocate Factory

A spoiled, bratty kid taking his ball and going home if he doesn’t get his way is such a cliche that it’s actually an idiom. You probably thought of someone you knew in your youth when I mentioned it.

Turns out a lot of rich assholes never grew out of that impulse, and Elon Musk is one of them. He is so incensed at the idea that Tesla May not be able to send their workers to their death in the middle of a pandemic so he can see his bank account go up that he’s threatening to move Tesla’s headquarters from California to a state that puts big corporations profits over people’s lives the way Elon clearly does.

What a twat. Musk is even suing Alameda county for forcing him to keep his factory shut down through the end of May because it’s not an essential business.

Generally when someone says something like this, it’s a tactic. He expects people to kiss his ass and beg him to stay and give into his demands.

The response he actually got from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez was quite different.

That’s an evergreen tweet if I’ve ever seen one.

She didn’t stop there, though, she explained exactly why she thinks Elon should feel free to leave and make sure the door doesn’t hit him on the ass on his way to Texas.

California has highly subsidized a company that has always disregarded worker safety & well-being, has engaged in union busting & bullies public servants. I probably could’ve expressed my frustration in a less aggressive way. Of course, no one would’ve cared if I tweeted that.

And, the deaths from Covid-19 in California are disproportionately Latino. Our communities have been the hardest hit. By far. Maybe that’s why we take the public health officials’ warning and directions so seriously.

I’ve said this before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, but Elon Musk is like Lex Luthor but without the charisma or intelligence.

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Bill
Bill
16 days ago

Thanks Lorena for that non-answer. Does anyone feel necessary to fact check this asshat? Eric you understand California’s socialism is completely dependent on the huge tax revenue from a successful company like Tesla, not your Baloney sandwiches.

Kumquat
Kumquat
16 days ago

Elon is correct. Enough is enough. Freedom is more important than “safety”.

Life is full of risk. Let the vulnerable stay home.

Aldi
Aldi
16 days ago

Tesla brought automotive back to California and has gobs of employees there. The rest of the country already knows that California is the suckiest place for a business in all the USA, and that it’s only living on borrowed time before it becomes like Venezuela. The decision to leave is rational and encouraged by some petty bureaucrat who doesn’t care if people can feed their families. Hey California, Silicon Valley isn’t what it used to be and there’s lots of tech people elsewhere.

PunkA
PunkA
16 days ago

Musk replied “Message Received”.

Alameda County and California won’t be pleased if Musk leaves, and 51,000 people lose jobs and all that tax revenue bails. And a massive factory sits empty.

Best thing that can happen to CA is for any big business to leave the state. Californiastan is the worst business climate in the nation to operate under.

California has great climate, and awful leadership. I hope Musk bails, and other big business follows. I’m no Tesla fan, but I hate the patriarchal socialist policies of California.

Ace
Ace
16 days ago

CA is a wasteland for all the things that built the state into the once great economy and destination. Anyone with a brain would get the hell out – hopefully leaving their idiot politics behind.

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