Ka-blooie!

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So is this whole SPAC fraud trend over? Is it dead? It sure should be. Lordstown Motors, which I’ve written about numerous times (and spoken about even more) is looking like the Theranos of electric car companies (joining the likes of Nikola). The CEO and CFO have fled the scene this morning, which the company hilariously portrays as a “Leadership Realignment.” Here’s what RIDE looked like when the SPAC fad was hot:

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A Smidgen of Sanity

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Remember when Theranos was in its final death-throes, and out of the blue, a company named Fortress Capital threw them a $100 million lifeline? That drove me nuts, because what was supposed to happen (Theranos blowing up) got stopped. But it didn’t last. Fortress lost their empty-headed investment and Theranos resumed its self-destruction.

I felt the same way we I heard that WeWork was going public (!!!!!!!!!) by way of a SPAC company whose symbol is BOWX. It’s nice to see this morning a big red bar, and I strongly suspect before this year is over we’ll see plenty more. The fact that these two shameless grifters got crazy-rich off this little enterprise boggles the mind.

Nice gums, Rebekka.
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Profligacy Amok

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The looniness keeps out-loonying itself with every passing day. The $900 billion “stimulus” bill, the latest battleship full of free money, breezed through Congress and landed on the President’s desk. To everyone’s surprise, he didn’t sign it, but instead said that the life-changing $600 stipend that each citizen was going to get, he said it should be over three times that much. The market sold off quickly (red arrow). As you can see, the selling didn’t last.

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