Byrne Resumes Saving America
Not a diversion from this.
Overstock.com chief executive/conspiracy theorist/journalist-taunter/short-and-analyst-suer/"miscreant"-blamer Patrick Byrne, having nuked his previous tirades on all things baloney, has resumed posting "grandma eating dogfood" rants on Overstock.com message boards.
You can read 'em here and here. Note the carefully thought-out topic title "Something Hinky This Way Comes," thereby proving that Byrne is refocusing his energies from tiresome subjects like Overstock's non-profitability, and is back to his No. 1 passion of pushing a crackpot cause.
Byrne says he is absolutely positively not trying to divert attention from the Niagara Falls of red ink (above) pouring from his company. You bet. The man is on a patriotic quest to save the world from a nonexistent menace!
POSTCRIPT: All you miscreants out there, take note: Excerpts from Byrne's recent Internet essays (and some have been real doozies) are posted here.
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