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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:23 PM

T. Boone Pickens, larger-than-life energy tycoon and OSU diehard, dies at 91

Source: Dallas Morning News

T. Boone Pickens, legendary energy executive, philanthropist, ardent Oklahoma State University supporter and one of America's most famous entrepreneurs, died peacefully Wednesday of natural causes at his home in the Vendome. He was 91.

Pickens had an energy career that went from laborer to corporate take-over raider to tycoon to business soothsayer. He was among the few business elites granted "dual citizenship" on both sides of the Red River.

L.A. movie producers would have been hard-pressed to create an exaggerated Hollywood version of the real-life man.

"Ralph Waldo Emerson said, 'Do not go where the path might lead, but instead go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.' That was Boone," said retired banker Alan White, one of Pickens' closest friends. "Boone was always going some place where there was no path. He left trails all of his life. Many of us had the good fortune of being able to follow along with him."

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/2019/09/11/t-boone-pickens-larger-than-life-energy-tycoon-and-osu-diehard-dies-at-91/

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:34 PM

1. That's too bad. He was a bloated asshole anyway.

Life is unfair, I want Tom Petty back.

RIP T Boone. I hope you took it all with you.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

2. Another big Republican finder goes bye-bye

Letís not forget the role T. Boone played in installing Texas GOP one-party rule.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:38 PM

3. He's dead then

Eff him

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:42 PM

4. Fuck him and his swift boat vets friends...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:45 PM

5. He was never on my "Good Guys" list ... guess you're not supposed to say this, BUT

I'm glad he's gone. ... was another big-time asshole republican.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:45 PM

6. Another mammon worshiper that should have never been. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:51 PM

7. Articles never mentioned that he was one of the first persons to invoke greenmail (along / ...

with Carl Icahn)...which now is a favorite practice on Wall Street (and pretty ruined the stock market for a lot of average folks on the street)...imho.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

8. Asshole.

That's an informed opinion: I knew several people who worked for him over the years, and they all thought that---even amongst oil and gas execs---he stood out as a world-class dickhead.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:06 PM

9. buh bye

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:43 PM

10. 'T. Boone Pickens' is the most Oklahoma name in the history of Oklahoma.

I expect he's burning in Hell, which must come as a relief if the alternative was to continue living in Oklahoma.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

11. Two names I remember from the Nightly Business Report of the 1980s

T. Boone Pickens, and Wilbur Ross.

Always wondered why Paul Kangas mentioned them so often.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 03:50 PM

12. He would have only lost $150M in the wind business..........

Because he LISTENED to a load of Repuke nay-sayers back in 2007 that wind would never turn a profit. If he would have gone forward he would have made a hell of alot of money and it would continue for decades to come.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:01 PM

13. The man behind the John Kerry swiftboating. F him. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:32 PM

14. ...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 04:46 PM

15. Put the coins on his eyes as he tries

to cross the Swift Boat River to eternal rest ... nope

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Response to Miigwech (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:29 PM

18. I get it...

...assuming you mean his secret to birth control.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:13 PM

16. is he the guy who said the American people "need to turn up their Miracle Ear"?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:38 PM

17. Good riddance to a rapacious asshole

In July 2009, Pickens was the subject of controversy after he had a construction crew go to his grandmother's former home, that was now owned by someone else, in Holdenville, Oklahoma and remove a slab of driveway concrete that he had signed as a child.[96] The current owner of the home asserted ownership, and the slab was returned.[97] In February 2010, a judge ruled that the slab belonged to the current homeowner.[98]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._Boone_Pickens

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:05 AM

19. I remember him as the Fracking King.

Running commercials all the time about how we could get so much fuel if we were permitted to really, really, trash the environment before anyone knew what it really did. Fuck him.

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