Re: Finally, we agree on something
My eyes! My eyes!
Just kidding. If InvestorVillage has a way of logging one in automatically, I wish someone would let me know. Occasionally I visit and, prior to logging in, start clicking through postings in order. When that happens, then messages of those I set to filter out pop up before me, and I find myself torn between ignoring them after the fact, or revealing their foolishness. So it is with Tam tonight. Since some of his quetions are borderline reasonable, I'll answer them in CAPS (meant not to denote shouting, but simply used as to set my type apart from his).
"Hey, Dr. Cellophane, glad to see ya! I had some questions for the World's Most Transparent CEO:
How much was Bagley and entities related to him paid by Overstock before he came on board as director of social media?"
HEY TAM - THE ANSWER TO THAT IS "$0."
What are the names of the people at Overstock who help him with his work at ASM?
TAM - THE ANSWER IS "NO ONE."
How much is paid to private dicks and Phil Saunders in relation to your naked shorting jihad?
I DON'T KNOW WHO "PHIL SAUNDERS" IS. I KNOW THAT SOME THINK IT IS BOB O'BRIEN. NOT ONLY DON'T I KNOW THAT, I HAVE SOME REASON TO DOUBT IT IS TRUE. IN ANY CASE, I DON'T PAY BOBO ANYTHING.
I DON'T USE PRIVATE EYES. WE DO USE SOME SECURITY FIRMS FOR PHYSICAL SECURITY.
How much was paid to the National Assn. Against Naked Shortselling?:
A COUPLE YEARS AGO I DONATED AROUND $75K TO NCANS (I ASSUME THAT IS WHAT YOU MEAN?) BUT BOBO USED THAT TO BUY AN AD IN THE WASHINGTON POST SO I DO NOT THINK OF THAT AS A "PAYMENT" TO BOBO.
IF INSTEAD OF NCANS, YOU MEAN ONE OF THE MORE RECENT LOBBYING GROUPS THAT HAVE BEEN SET UP, I MAY HAVE MADE A DONATION BUT DO NOT RECALL IF I DID.
When did Bagley become director of communications?
JUDD'S TITLE OF "DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA" MORPHED TO "DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS" ABOUT A MONTH AGO, BUT HIS DUTIES IN THAT REGARD PROBABLY GO BACK A MONTH OR TWO BEFORE THAT.
How come you didn't say in the press release that Ray left because of the prime brokers lawsuit? BECAUSE WE FILED AN 8K AT THE SAME TIME THAT INCLUDED HIS RESIGNATION LETTER, AND FELT IT BEST TO LET THAT SPEAK FOR ITSELF.
Any material disagreements with him?
IF THERE WERE WE WOULD HAVE DISCLOSED THEM.
Other than the prime broker stuff, was Ray upset about anything related to Overstock or you? Why did he quit now? What happened since February to make him quit?
SORRY, ALL SUCH ISSUES DO NOT REQUIRE DISCLOSURE AND ARE BEST LEFT TO THE PRIVACY OF THE BOARD ROOM.
Looking forward to your usual rational, non-flip, non-evasive answers (only kidding).
ONCE AGAIN, TAM, I DO NOT SEE WHY ANYONE COULD SEE THESE ANSWERS AS LESS THAN FORTHCOMING, OR AS FLIP OR EVASIVE. BUT I KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE A GOAL OF JUST REPEATING LIES OFTEN ENOUGH, SO I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU WILL CONTINUE.