I think I wanted to say more of what you said so
I must admit that I do find
Armand's comments (or lack thereof) less helpful with
regard to BBT direction, price, etc., but I must agree
with your comments about a free board, etc. I do find
his comments about Good ol' boys every bit as
tasteless as Stock Boy's queen joke or Doc.'s anti-women
comments. Since they both say they are old, I guess we
should be more accepting, but your points are well
taken. Perhaps Armand is old as well...
put in my place. Thanks, I needed that..........
I for one find his or her (?) comments
interesting. And I encourage more! Some of his or her specific
criticism is justified in my eyes: I too have found the
good doctor's statements about the "girls" at the bank
in poor taste, to say the least. The good doctor
ought to remember that these are women, wives, and
professionals. He can say what he wants to here, that's okay
with me, I think we need free forums with minimum
prohibitions and inhibitions; but then he must also expect
replies in return, a fair exchange: if he comments on
other people's bodies, other people may comment on his
While I was raised to respect elders, and do respect
many, sometimes I am reminded of what the fool said to
King Lear: If I were the king and thou were the fool,
I would have thee flogged. Pray, tell me why? said
the King. For being old before you are wise, answered
the fool. (Or something close to that.) But obviously
the good doctor is more than that, and may he present
himself in a better choice of words.
at a joke" about the "queen" was flat and deserving
also of a reply. And Armand's commentary on the phrase
"Laughing all the way to the bank" is on target, as I see
The criticism that Armand isn't talking specifically
about BBT is unmerited, in my view, because most of us
have not restricted ourselves likewise. We don't want
to be hypocrits, do we? Diversionary tactics also
won't work, as these are plain for what they
Some of the attacks on Armand do suggest that birds of
a feather have had their feathers ruffled. But
statements of criticism from a genuinely different
perspective are to be treasured, in my view. They can provide
the necessary checks and balances to our own
eccentricities or our plain ol' cussed thinkheadedness. And
notice that Armand's language has been far less rude and
crude, far less vitriolic, less spiteful, than have the
But don't take my comments too severely. Here's a
cheerful toast to all of you!
I think you've missed the point the others made.
They don't mind critcism as long as it is on purpose,
i.e., BBT. Personal attacks are childish and
Armand, if you don't get help at Charter (I forget the
symbol), get help some where!
P.S. I have it on
good authority that some of those you are critical of
are African-American. I guess they are thrilled to
hear that there is going to be "a lynchin'
"(sic)....Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us
P.P.S. Maybe Stock Boy is right - maybe you are Billie
in the good ol' Jim Crow days chattered at the
barber shop or hardware store, their blather wasn't
subject to outside scrutiny. Only the like-minded were
permitted a seat at the bench of puerile conformity. Maybe
that's why good ol' boys unlike treasury bonds never
matured. But now that they've upgraded to the internet,
that narrow little circle of narrow little minds will
encounter more of those slings and arrows of outrageous (to
you) criticism. Get used to it boys. You can try to
draw your wagons closer, talk about havin' a lynchin'
or a Mississippi Burning, but wider world will in
the end win. Think twice for a change ...
If you want to comment, pleasant or otherwise, on
BBT or other bank stocks, stick around. If you just
want to demonstrate your childish ego, head over to
the BAC board. You and Billie_Bob will get along
Seriously, nobody on this board minds criticism of the
stocks, marketing, management, etc. of BBT & others
mentioned on this board - that's one of the things that
makes this particular board interesting, informative,
and usually fun to read, but personal attacks only
display one's personal short comings. While that
shouldn't cost any of us money, the making of which is why
most of us are here, it does waste our time and
creates bad karma.
If you want to contribute
meaningfully, please have at it. Otherwise, jump up my cyber
a.. you jerk!
Sorry for the language, Doc. And
no, I still can't spell worth a hoot and I'm proud of
it. Good thing I can get the sybles
Regards (present company excepted)........
for the caustic trouble making remarks that u seem
in posting. The Swamp is where you will fit in
Your comments here are not well received, newbe. Go
peddle your bilge somewhere else!
Long on BB@t
and the Doc.....
this brings me to my next point: the ugly, crude
nihilsm implied by the phrase "Laughing all the way to
the bank." So-called conservatives seem especially
fond of it. But as it basically insinuates "If it
makes money, then feel good about it, and that's what
really counts ..." the phrase is an expression of the
bankruptcy of traditional values, with money left as the
only standard and principle by which anything is to be
judged. By their knee-jerk cliches, their pat phrases,
you'll glimpse the contents of their character, eh
I had to laugh at your joke!!!
Someday I'll tell you somethings that I learned in the
operating room from nurses - yikes!
I had a nice
drive back from Florida. I stayed in perry georginia
for a few days at a bed and breakfast. Its a
beautiful area. Stopped to see my daughter in charlotte. I
heard that funb brought a lot of employees to
charlotte, paid for their moving costs, and now they are
laying off those people. What a cruddy way to treat your
How about out stock price? I predict we go to 47, and
it drops to 35. I bought a hunderd shares yesterday.
It will go up. I love that data on how many shares
are owned by the employees. An employee (a very
beautiful young lady with an exisite smile to match her
legs) told me that almost all employees put their 401K
into stock. Like 6 billion of the 401k into stock. If
the employees are buying, so should you. In a big
Maybe with my 17th purchase, John will put me on the
Dr. JunJun (tan and sober, but I miss Bert.)