Yet another personal attack from a right winger. Why can't you folks understand that Democrats are just as entitled to our beliefs as you are? Do you not understand the two-party system of government?
We can have this discussion for twenty years and neither of us will change our beliefs. I'm going to finish my part of the debate with a true story. In 1972, I went to work for my grandfather's HVAC company in Los Angeles. At about the same time, he hired two guys on the CETA program (a government aid deal). One had just graduated from San Quentin prison - the other was fresh from a drug rehab program. The government paid half of their wages for three months, and my grandfather got a tax break for hiring them. Before the three months were up, the San Quentin grad was promoted to foreman. Shortly after that, the drug guy quit to take a better job with a competitor. I later learned that the San Quentin guy started his own company. A lot of conservatives opposed CETA - the government never should have wasted money on such losers.
Your second prediction was an easy one - the people you are disparaging are among the primary beneficiaries of Obamacare. The whole point is to help people who don't have a healthcare plan to get one. Why would you or I use the site?
Ghondula - I will quote my step-father (a life long conservative republican)- "the ultimate test of any government is how it takes care of the least fortunate of it's citizens". I find it ironic that so many conservatives claim to be Christians, and then #$%$ about helping the poor.
Phil, I have more pity for you than I have for my brother. He's a good father who worked his butt off to support his family while dealing with constant intense pain. You're just a typical selfish conservative. And by the way - most poor people don't have wealthy family members who can afford to help them.
SEC decisions should come by Monday. Price action will determine how the merger plays out. Wishful thinking?
I'd wait till the last minute to report earnings if they were bad, and rush them if they're good. Just my opinion.
At some point, the latest amendment to the S-4 will have the specific language the SEC wants. It shouldn't take long at that point to grant approval, since the bulk of the S-4 has already been approved. Who knows?- maybe the 5th amendment does the trick.
Why would they avoid a conference call? It's hard to imagine management being so afraid to deal with bad news, or that they couldn't easily deflect questions about the merger or the SEC as they did last time. Seems to me that there is probably another reason. But what is it?
'Probably because over 60% of the country are Democrat or leaning. I have several Republican friends who have serious problems with the T-Baggers - you can imagine that a lot of moderate Republicans and Independents are leaning Democrat lately.
Thanks, rlp. This is why I participate on this board - every so often, someone actually provides worthwhile information pertinent to Linn. I'm as guilty as anyone of having wasted a tremendous amount of time arguing politics, which we all know is not only not germane to Linn, but is also a total waste of time (has any liberal ever convinced even one conservative that he/she was wrong, or vice-versa?).
I'm encouraged that Linn has held up, along with many other MLPs, pretty well during this debt ceiling fiasco. Hope that's a good sign.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Can anyone explain what Norris is saying? The funny part that I did understand was the idea that Obama and Grassley agree on something. That's news to both Grassley and Obama. As for the rest of the post, I have absolutely no idea what he's talking about.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the primary driver of the housing bubble and ensuing collapse was the proliferation of non-conforming sub-prime mortgages, Remember the term "liar loans?" - no law ever passed required mortgage brokers to fabricate financial information for borrowers. No law required Bear Stearns to leverage their "conservative" hedge fund nine-to-one and load up on sub-prime mortgage bonds. Furthermore, no law passed in the United States caused housing bubbles in Europe. The community reinvestment act had nothing to do with it. Don't believe me? Then go to the Wall Street Journal archives and spend ten minutes refreshing your memory.