Date: October 13, 2011

Author: JT

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T. Boone Pickens at the DEC

Went to lunch at the Detroit Economic Club today. T. Boone Pickens was the guest speaker. My prior impressions of him were media driven; hadn’t had a desire to specifically go learn more about this ‘celebrity.’ This was a good chance to go see, first hand, what he was all about.

At 83 years old, he’s sharp, engaging, charismatic, and to the point. He’s very pro-American and unapologetic for it. One of his comments was, paraphrasing, “I’m for anything American. I hate OPEC.” Another to-the-point comment, not a precise quote, “If we don’t start using our own energy, history will show we’re the dumbest crowd to ever come to town.”