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Old 01-21-2009, 03:50 PM   #1
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #2
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Unbelievable.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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Hmmm, I wonder if that dooms the new "intro" bikes that are supposed to be built by ATK out of uripeean parts assembeled in Utah?

I knew HD lost a lot of market share, but that's shades of 1969 all over again...maybe a bowling ball company can help 'em again. Worked good last time.
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What's next? Larry Flint and Co. asking for the Porn Industry to be bailed-out?
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Unbelievable.
I think "Un****ingbelievable" is slightly more accurate.

For the better part of two decades people were standing in line paying over MSRP for Harleys. According to the "experts" (don't even go there) this recession started about a year ago. How is it possible that this textbook case of corporate success is suddenly in such miserable shape that they have to go on welfare?
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What's next? Larry Flint and Co. asking for the Porn Industry to be bailed-out?
I read that article. At least with Flint I know it is usually him just trying to stick it to the government.
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I think "Un****ingbelievable" is slightly more accurate.

For the better part of two decades people were standing in line paying over MSRP for Harleys. According to the "experts" (don't even go there) this recession started about a year ago. How is it possible that this textbook case of corporate success is suddenly in such miserable shape that they have to go on welfare?
Agreed.




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Old 01-21-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
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Hmmm $13.00 HD stock.

Psst where's this line to get the bail out stuff, I can always use some of that.

The Gov of NY speculated that the total disaster may run 63 trillion, more than the GDP of the planet. How the hell do you do that? Please don't tell me bad housing loans.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:19 PM   #9
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All HD has to do is ask for Holding status for the bank and they're in. It's silly really. Eaglemark should be sold off to a larger, more secure bank like Wells Fargo.
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Looks like that purchase of MV is working like I expected. Nice move for H-D. All they need to do is buy one more loser and Chapter 13 is in the works.
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