Twinkies maker Hostess going out of business. “We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike. Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.” So, what will food stamps be good for when no one produces food?

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davidintexas November 16, 2012 at 6:19 am

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Said it before and I’ll say it again – unions, trial lawyers, and Democrats have done more harm to this nation than every Muslim terrorist there ever was or will be.

flashingscotsman November 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

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I still want Islam eliminated.

KimmyQueen November 17, 2012 at 8:47 am

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True.

deepthinker November 16, 2012 at 6:24 am

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The union went to the well one to many times. The bucket has no water, it is just full of tears and agony now. Maybe barry could declare twinkies a national resource and take over the company that way.

drb November 16, 2012 at 6:27 am

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Good let’em pack it up and move to a right to work state and start again.

drb November 16, 2012 at 7:42 am

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:D

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

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Give fweetness a kiss!

KimmyQueen November 16, 2012 at 8:50 am

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She ain’t no Ho Ho why should she kiss a Ding Dong?

drb November 16, 2012 at 8:52 am

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Thumb down for the mere suggestion! HHHHRRRRUUUUUMMMPH

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm
Ruben November 16, 2012 at 7:43 am

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Hostess should look into Bismarck, North Dakota. They’ve the incentives and infrastructure and shipping capabilities in that small metro. On top of that, 9 months of the year, nature would provide the refrigeration Hostess needs.

Prediction: leftist do-gooders and nanny-staters are going to start crowing about what an unintended victory the unions brought about for the general public by this strike – the closing down of an industry giant whose goods were slowly killing us.

KimmyQueen November 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

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Thank you Unions! So are the Unions happy that they bankrupted a perceived enemy? Even at the cost of all employees now without work? Are they happy that the owners are going to get some cash money and now going elsewhere to live their lives or else perhaps (or in addition) start another business in non union places? Uhm? Are they happy?

I don’t understand maybe I am just too naive… what is the purpose of being wrong and strong? That is to say, they would rather strike in order to play chicken with the company instead of arbitrating and working with the company for the improvement of everyone’s lives? Maybe the Unions are the ones who are naive. Did they TRULY expect Hostess to say oh okay let me give you everything you want? Did they truly thought Hostess was making up the whole bankrupcty thing? Did they thought Hostess was lying or were pressing hollow ultimatums? Because if they really thought that HOstess had the money and that they were lying and that the ultimatums were hollow I guess I can understand why they didn’t care to mess with people’s jobs the way they did. I just… I can’t understand why people are so selfish like this.

PsychoDad November 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

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It’s called cutting off your nose to spite your face.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 7:24 am

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Maybe Obama will swoop in and bail them out, after all, aren’t they too big to fail?
I’m thinking that right now, he will do anything to keep the unemploymant number from going back to what it really is!

Ruben November 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

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Will this now make him the Twinkie-In-Chief? He wouldn’t be the first Ding Dong to sit in the White House. And now, in light of the fact that he has “come out” in favor of gay marriage, and all the mounting (ahem) evidence of his own secret homosexual lifestyle does this mean we can call him President Cupcake? Does this mean he will be the new Hostess of all gala events at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

MGAP November 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

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The first wookie won’t let him save Hostess. Kinda contradicts with her little war on obesity.

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 8:06 am

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You kidding? She’s on Red Freakin’ Twinkie Alert! Just because she doesn’t want us to have them doesn’t mean she doesn’t want her royal lardship to have them.

I can hear the conversation with Ma Robinson right now: “What good is it to be married to a twinkie if he can’t save Twinkie?!?!”

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 8:21 am

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She’s probably having a deep fryer installed in her bedroom as we speak!

MGAP November 16, 2012 at 9:36 am

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Nothing says lovin like a freshly battered deep fried twinkie…

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

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Well, whaddya say — there’s Hostesses, and there’s Parasites.

PsychoDad November 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

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Aha, well played, sir.

rs November 16, 2012 at 7:55 am

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It’s not as if there were no warnings this would happen. Too bad public sector unions seem to have immunity as long as liberals are in office.

whiskeyriver November 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

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I think this is a conspiracy set up by Moochelle and her healthy eating Tsar. The Obummer administration is secretly handing money to the bosses at Hostess, bribing them to shut down so we unwashed rabble will be forced to snack on boiled cabbage instead of tasty treats.

What about the 18,000 wage earners who will no longer have a job? No problem, they all get a free Obummerphone so they can call the welfare office.

Elrond Hubbard November 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

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Thousands of union members have now lost their jobs but the well paid union bosses did not lose theirs.

My son belongs to the steamfitter’s union, he and his co-workers have been unemployed 50% of the time in the past four years, yet the well paid union bosses kept telling the rank and file to support Obama and the Democrats.

flashingscotsman November 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

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I just got a letter from my union’s pension department. The fund is in “critical” condition. Mostly because our members haven’t been working much in the last six years. Yet they still tell us to vote for Democrats.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm

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Someone needs to tell them the election is over, Obama won, and unemployment just skyrocketed.

tincan53 November 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

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The union reply, “It’s Bush’s fault!” Losers!

jcrowley1985 November 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

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perlcat November 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

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Damn, that’s gotta hurt, don’t it, dude.

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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Poor John ain’t getting any love these days. Now he’s worried that his Cheetos are threatened.

danybhoy November 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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Cheetos are part of Frito Lay, which is part of PepsiCo, who are nuking 8,700 jobs. So no, Cheetos are not next.

Ruben November 16, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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Good on ya’, john! Nice to see you have a sense of self-deprecation.

Navyvet2 November 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

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Now watch, the Union Dolts (redundancy) will be pissing and moaning about losing their jobs. “Wah, Hostess is greedy because they wont continue to lose money to pay me.” “Wah, it’s George Bush’s fault.”
Oh well, now they get to go on welfare and watch their checks start getting smaller and smaller because they voted for more and more open borders and there are too many people on the public dole to pay everybody.
Then, “Wah. I stepped on my dick.” Yep

PsychoDad November 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

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“Our members are on strike because they have had enough,” bakers’ union president Frank Hurt said in a statement Tuesday. ”

Yep. They had enough, and now no more.

ooddballz November 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

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Let me check my sympathy meter….nope, still pegged at 0.

drb November 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

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yeah, needle ain’t even twitchin’

drb November 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

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*tap, tap, tap* still nuttin’

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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Mine, too. Must be stuck. [checks] No, mine still works when I read stuff like this: http://imgur.com/gallery/DxjRT

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

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That was so not fair perlcat!
Now I have something in my eye!

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

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Yeah, I was cutting onions earlier this morning.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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You should have seen the handmade get well card that I got in the hospital. Apparently one of the local schools gets the kids to make them for the patients in the VA Hospital.
I must have been chopping a basket of onions!

drb November 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

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awe, I bet it was the most precious card ever!

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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I’m going to take a couple of pics of it later and put it on photobucket, so you guys can see it.

drb November 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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that would be nice

flashingscotsman November 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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Good story, PC. Sometimes, just knowing somebody cares, is all that matters.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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MF’ers at photobucket picked now to completely redesign the website!
Not only can’t I upload, but can’t even see the damned stuff I have there now!
The site is in beta, and I am pissed!!!
So, anyway, I am signing up for image shack and will post the links shortly.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm
flashingscotsman November 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

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That’s gotta get you right where it counts.

Jayhawk46 November 16, 2012 at 10:49 am

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“If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater the effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders — what would you tell him to do? I don’t know. What could he do? What would you tell him? To shrug. ”

The sad part is that there is no Galt’s Gulch for us to run to….

Joe November 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

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Great. Now how the hell am I suppose to survive the zombie apocalypse? Everyone knows twinkies are the key to surviving the zombie apocalypse!

KimmyQueen November 16, 2012 at 11:14 am

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Joe, If you haven’t started a twinkie stockpile by now, I don’t know what to tell you man. The only thing i can advise is to run and not walk to the store and get yourself two armfuls and do what can with that.

Not so silent November 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

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Ding Dong the Twinkies dead, the Twinkies dead, the Twinkies dead.

Ding dong the Ho-Ho’s are all gone…….

I was in a store this morning and some guy bought all the twinkies…and I think I saw “Little Debbie’ cry just a little….

perlcat November 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm
ooddballz November 16, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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Don’t need the lyrics, remember when it was on the charts the 1st time, and have it on a CD somewhere….but just seeing the post and now I CAN’T GET THAT STUPID SONG OUTTA MY HEAD!

Not so silent November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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Sorry…:)

x_rick_x November 16, 2012 at 3:42 pm

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Twinkies could survive a nuclear holocaust, but not 4 years of Obama.

KimmyQueen November 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

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Wow you are right. Something that hasn’t been fully discussed in the media is the destruction of decades old companies. Now perhaps it is true that in many cases it is due to lack of updating of their business models, however when companies that lasted 40 or 50 years go bye bye one after the next it is just not a good thing. People need tow ake up.

flashingscotsman November 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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Hostess’ truck fleet, the over-the-road trucks, has got to be over 30 years old. They’re special ordered, to handle huge volume, that doesn’t weigh much. And I don’t remember seeing any new ones. Old Freightliner cab-overs. So I know they didn’t spend all their money on that.

As for their products, I don’t remember ever having been a fan.

poppajoe49 November 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

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Cab-over Freightshakers?
I’m surprised they were able to keep drivers!

KimmyQueen November 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

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True. Many companies like Kodak and Blockbuster just didnt keep up with the times, however the truth of the matter is that not only those but other companies have fallen on the wayside more than not because of Unions and a great number of them under Obama. It has become a trend and it is not a good thing.