Here’s the latest from the Larry Ellison People:
“We appreciate the vote of confidence Mr. Bertelli, president of Luna Rossa Challenge, gave to the America’s Cup continuing as planned this summer on San Francisco Bay,”
Uh no. What you’re getting from Mr. Bertelli is NOT a vote of confidence.
In fact, it’s the opposite.
Let me show y0u. The Larry Ellison Safety Review Committee, which, of course, is reviewing, not investigating, oh no, never investigating, perish the thought, the safety issues created by, can you guess, anyone, anyone, that’s right, Larry Ellison, issued this statement last week:
“…teams have been asked to suspend all sailing in AC72 and AC45 catamarans until the middle of next week.”
Hey, how do you say “fuck you, Larry Ellison,” you know, en Italiano?
I think you say it like this:
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Hey, is the SFPD doing a possible homicide investigation right about now? I think so. Think on that, Larry Ellison People. Think on that while trying to figure out how the very same “America’s Cup Family” that has brought us, already, the worst AC in history, is going to investigate itself, I’m sorry, review itself in a fair an impartial way.
Hey, doesn’t the Safety Review Committee have a whole mess of conflicts? Would you like me to list them for you? (Pillow Talk: “Hey Honey, do you think…”)
And that Artemis “Big Red” AC72 _didn’t_ fold up, as reported, “like a taco shell?” So how did it fold up? Like a chalupa? Oh, what’s that, it didn’t fold up at all? Is that what you’re saying?
The former Big Red upon San Francisco Bay, as seen last year, a ticking time bomb that went off this month, more expensive than some of the jetliners that flew above it, and more expensive and about as tall as some jetliners are long. And yet if you were killed flying to Vegas there’d be a big big investigation, right? And what’s the response from the Larry Ellison People? It’s if you want to make an omelette, you’re going to have to break some eggs.
Now let’s hear from an AC72 crew member:
“I hope like hell that whoever survives this thing and wins it changes the boat class to anything safer than these God-forsaken death traps.”