I am just wondering how it must feel for Frank. There he sits like one of those TURD WORLD dictators who is being besiged by mobs of insurgents and knowing that his days are numbered and desperately throwing bones to the mob in a misplaced belief that this will buy them off - NOT!
At his big farewell, Frank will address the troops and as the music plays "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" tango dance off the stage and grab his golden, EXCUSE ME, PLATINUM parachute check of ten million to tide him over in his new homeland. The BIG QUSTION: will Pamela Anderson be there to to "cushion" the blow?
Do you think his buddy, president Kutchner of Argentina will help him out and appoint him "Minister of Mines"?
i was thinking of a title for a documentary film about Stillwater. Something catchy like what was done for Enron---Enron: The Smartest Guys in he Room. For Stillwater it could be something like Stillwater: The Dullest Knives in the Drawer.
Argentina will definitely cry when Frank gets canned, not for Frank but for themselves. I bet Kirchner was counting on Frank to spend another $2 billion or more on the "Francis R. McAllister Mine", which she was going to nationalize and rename the "Cristina Elisabet Fernandez de Kirchner Mine" as soon as it began producing. Good song for Frank's demise.
Another good song for Frank's firing would be "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay. Not only has a Spanish-language title, but most of the lyrics seem appropriate, such as:
I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sleep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!"
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?
Well YOU wanted to be king, Frank, and that was the problem. We needed a CEO who actually took shareholder responsibility seriously. Someone who would run SWC efficiently as a Montana PGM producer, not an empire of whatever you wanted it to be, at whatever huge pay you decided you could grab. Goodbye King Frank. This is the end of your Frankish Empire. You sure ripped off us shareholders royally. You took over $35 million from us while destroying hundreds of millions in value, just to pursue your own regal dreams. I sure won't cry when you are gone - it will be party time!