Regular readers of this blog will recall that I have, on several occasions, taken Warren Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha” to task for his political statements and actions. Several weeks ago, the 82 year old chairman of Berkshire-Hathaway made the announcement that he has been diagnosed with first stage prostate cancer. He reported this as part of his fiduciary responsibility of disclosure as the chairman of a publicly traded company.
The good news, according to Mr. Buffett is that his doctors have a positive view of his ability to overcome this malignancy as it was caught early and are hopeful that he will make a full recovery. I hope that they are correct.
I don’t approve of Mr. Buffett’s politics – but I wish neither him nor anyone else but the best that life has to offer.
Having said that I will continue my position of withholding my spending dollars from companies which Berkshire Hathaway owns – including GEICO Insurance; See’s Candy; Dairy Queen; Fruit of the Loom and R. C. Willey Home Furnishings.
To your good health, Mr. Buffett. I hope that you make a full and speedy recovery.