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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:26 PM

OK, I'm going to say it. My local news was full of fat people crying about Twinkies.

Sheesh. What does this say about our values in this country? No one crying about workers losing their jobs. No one crying about greedy over paid executives.

But no longer being able to eat a Twinkie and the tears flow.

No, I'm not denigrating fat people. I could afford to lose lots of pounds myself.

Twinkies? Seriously?

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Reply OK, I'm going to say it. My local news was full of fat people crying about Twinkies. (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 OP
Enrique Nov 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #23
JI7 Nov 2012 #2
dflprincess Nov 2012 #5
JI7 Nov 2012 #7
FieryLocks Nov 2012 #8
aletier_v Nov 2012 #11
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #18
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #34
JI7 Nov 2012 #37
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #38
BainsBane Nov 2012 #64
Cary Nov 2012 #3
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #39
Cary Nov 2012 #47
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #48
Fawke Em Nov 2012 #58
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #59
antigone382 Nov 2012 #79
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #61
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #63
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #66
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #67
nobodyspecial Nov 2012 #85
Marr Nov 2012 #68
Tree-Hugger Nov 2012 #71
Mosby Nov 2012 #78
mrsadm Nov 2012 #80
Mosby Nov 2012 #83
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #84
BainsBane Nov 2012 #65
JVS Nov 2012 #4
cherokeeprogressive Nov 2012 #6
Hekate Nov 2012 #24
Hippo_Tron Nov 2012 #30
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #40
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #42
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #35
aletier_v Nov 2012 #9
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #10
Cary Nov 2012 #12
flvegan Nov 2012 #13
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #16
Hekate Nov 2012 #28
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #20
lunasun Nov 2012 #14
TlalocW Nov 2012 #15
Arcanetrance Nov 2012 #17
UtahLib Nov 2012 #19
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #22
Arcanetrance Nov 2012 #26
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #53
treestar Nov 2012 #56
Marr Nov 2012 #72
Son of Gob Nov 2012 #21
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #41
quinnox Nov 2012 #25
Arcanetrance Nov 2012 #27
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #33
behindenemylins Nov 2012 #29
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #73
Raine Nov 2012 #31
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #32
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #36
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #43
cali Nov 2012 #44
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #45
Phentex Nov 2012 #46
AngryOldDem Nov 2012 #50
aletier_v Nov 2012 #60
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #62
AngryOldDem Nov 2012 #81
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #82
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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:29 PM

1. why do you hate America?

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Response to Enrique (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:30 AM

23. LOL! nt

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:30 PM

2. twinkies are overrated, i always preferred those donuts

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:35 PM

5. I shall miss the occasional Ho-Ho. n/t

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:38 PM

7. ho hos, ding dongs, snow balls, who thought up these names ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:42 PM

8. The idiots that ran the Hostess company...

and then ran it into the ground and blamed their workers.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 PM

11. somebody not getting enough real sex

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:27 AM

18. Franz makes awesome raspberry filled ones

they are based here in Portland so we hit the outlet shop every few weeks

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:29 AM

34. with the special powdered sugar, or little chocolate donuts?

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #34)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:40 AM

37. probably the chocolate most, but i craved the powder and crumb ones a few times also

but those were messy

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Response to JI7 (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:43 AM

38. messy but the sugar just melted on your tongue. i didn't care too much for the

 

chocolate because it was too waxy. but:

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Response to JI7 (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:06 PM

64. Overrated?

Does anyone who eats them actually believe they are anything but crap? I prefer a local bakery where baked goods are actually baked and can't survive nuclear holocaust.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:33 PM

3. Lard, sugar, and preservatives

No one in their right mind will miss Twinkies.

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Response to Cary (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:45 AM

39. yeah, only crazy people like lard, sugar and preservatives. sane people eat

 

upscale foods. what is the latest these days? gluten-free bread or some such crap? free range goat yogurt?

hard to keep up with "healthy"

it's a moving target because it's about market driven corporate research and status anxiety

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:25 AM

47. Gluten-free bread is no worse than dairy free "cream".

I believe the gluten free bread is about some kind of allergy or intolerance so I'm not sure why you pick that out. No one should eat processed flour. There's nothing "moving" about that or about lard.

Actually if you're going to eat bread it should be sprouted wheat. I am not a health nut by any means but I did buy the sprouted wheat and I like it. Zero preservatives so you have to eat it frozen.

Twinkies are gross. I'm certainly not going to miss them.

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Response to Cary (Reply #47)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:56 AM

48. you like frozen sprouted wheat bread; other people like twinkies. it's a class thing.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #48)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:49 PM

58. Not really.

I grew up on the poor side of middle-class and I'm just middle, middle-class now and I think I'd rather eat the sprouted wheat bread over a Twinkie, any day.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #58)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:53 PM

59. *aspiration* is also a class thing. it's a moving target.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #59)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:38 PM

79. Cost-prohibitive access to and education about healthy alternatives is also a class thing.

Subsidies on less nutritious or ecologically sustainable agricultural products is also a class thing. Ask unemployed, indigenous corn farmers in Mexico.

Deflated prices for luxury items such as sugar and chocolate, based on exploitative labor practices, is also a class thing. Ask child slaves on cocoa plantations in the Cote d'Ivoire.

People should not be held in contempt for their preferences or food choices IMO. But calling attention to the structures that enforce those choices, and the consequences of those choices on health, human rights, and ecology, is entirely appropriate.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #48)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:59 PM

61. It isn't a class thing at all

I eat that way, and I am definitely not rich, and no even middle class.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #61)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:02 PM

63. not gonna argue the point; but class is not about wealth per se.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #63)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:12 PM

66. I don't see how it isn't in this country

Lots of so-called uber rednecks go to Starbucks, lots of "hippies" and hipsters don't.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #66)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:15 PM

67. now. dialectic. status anxiety never sleeps; one must keep ahead of the proles.

 

thus formerly upper-class habits, such as smoking...come to be the province of the absolutely impoverished.

food 'faddism' is a class-based phenomenon.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #48)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

85. I'm dirt poor and I don't eat Twinkies or fast food

I eat real food and it doesn't need to be anything fancy.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:18 PM

68. Fruits and vegetables, chicken/fish/turkey, whole grain bread.

Same as ever.

It's a little silly to suggest that Twinkie's are the wheat bread of the working class. If you enjoy it more than your health, fine-- but let's not pretend it's anything but garbage.

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Response to Marr (Reply #68)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:23 PM

71. +1 nt

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #39)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:32 PM

78. check out this weight watcher meal plan from a chef

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Response to Mosby (Reply #78)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:05 PM

80. Who actually eats like that?

Emu meatballs? Give me a break!

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Response to mrsadm (Reply #80)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:21 PM

83. I know, to eat that meal plan you would be in the kitchen all day

And why do chefs seem to think we need to kill and eat anything that moves? FGS leave the poor emus alone!

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Response to Mosby (Reply #78)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:12 PM

84. that guy is a food fetishist. i hate food fetishists. i think an interesting book

 

could be written about the middle-upper-middle class fetishization of food as a marker of status anxiety.

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Response to Cary (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:08 PM

65. I don't believe they use lard.

I suspect they use a crisco type product. I agree about not missing them. That stuff s foul.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:34 PM

4. Oh boy.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:37 PM

6. I'm guessing they wouldn't bother putting skinny people on TV complaining about it...

It doesn't fit the narrative.

I'm not fat, and I'm a little bummed because every now and then I want one, and when I want one I want one, but I'm certain some other company will buy the trademark and they'll be back on the shelf again. A smart CEO will make sure that when they go back into the stores they'll be made and advertised as "New and Improved and More Healthy!". Or something like that...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:34 AM

24. You are right about "the narrative"

The anti-Bush war peace marches in my town were well attended by every single kind of person you can imagine: every ethnicity, age, and manner of dress. Grandmas. WW II veterans. Young moms pushing baby carriages. Dads holding their kids' hands.

Who got their pictures on the 5pm news most often? (almost exclusively)

You guessed it: the very few scruffy guys in the tie-dye T-shirts. Narrative: pay no attention to those hippie retreads from the time-warp.

The overweight people fit the media narrative about Twinkies.

Twinkies are comfort food associated with deepest childhood by massive numbers of people of all sizes. The world is a changing and uncertain place. What's next on the deprivation list? Mac and cheese? Of course they're upset.

Hekate
Who actually doesn't like Twinkies but sympathizes

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Response to Hekate (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:06 AM

30. Maybe it's weird, but I don't have comfort foods associated with childhood

I was an incredibly picky eater as a child and had to have every single thing plain. As far as candy bars went, I wouldn't even eat a Snickers because it had peanuts in it. I would insist on a Milky Way bar instead.

I guess about the time I turned 12 or 13, I began to develop a more mature palette and can probably trace some comfort foods back to my teen years. But there's nothing comforting about what I ate when I was 6 or 7. Just incredibly bland food.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:46 AM

40. can you recall why you only wanted those foods?

 

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:34 AM

42. I was called Bugs Bunny as a kid

and not because of my teeth. While all the other kids ate their Twinkies and Frui piest, I ate carrots, celery, and raw potatoes. I like things that crunched, were cold, and juicy. The only sweets I ate were fresh fruits (cold and juicy!).

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Response to Hekate (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:32 AM

35. "Narrative: pay no attention to those hippie retreads from the time-warp."

 

my pet peeve.

and they always put on the inarticulate stoner who can't string two words together or the raving lunatic talking about irrelevant crap instead of the many people who can discuss the issues clearly and concisely.

i swear to god some of those people they put on are plants.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:43 PM

9. Twinkie Restoration Act - call your congressman

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:44 PM

10. I'm a chocoholic so for me

it's the chocolate covered donuts and the creme filled chocolate cakes that I will miss.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:47 PM

12. Anyone ever had a deep fried Twinkie? n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:50 PM

13. If you're not denigrating them, why mention them?

Context is a funny thing, I guess.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:04 AM

16. good point

If the point was not their weight, why mention it? That's like when my father tells a story and he mentions the skin color but the skin color has nothing to do with the story I always ask him why he mentioned it.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:43 AM

28. For a storyteller, describing people paints a picture

Unless he's denigrating them by slurs or implication, let him tell the story. Imo.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:26 AM

20. My local media interviewed fat people who were crying about Twinkies

That's why I mentioned them.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:58 PM

14. My local news had some of the workers on

you could understand why they were striking
It was the last attempt to keep their jobs in a form that was acceptable
the company had taken too much already too many times
the company had other financial issues besides payroll it seems..................

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/11/16/fox-ignores-hostess-array-of-troubles-to-scapeg/191440
Fox News placed the blame for the planned liquidation of Hostess Brands squarely on a labor dispute with one of the company's unions. In fact, Hostess' unions had previously made significant concessions when the company went through a failed bankruptcy, and Hostess had many problems beyond labor costs, including an inability to adjust to changes in consumer tastes, which contributed to its bankruptcy.

Love that e card

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:03 AM

15. In the past 10 years

I have probably had one of each of the following - Hostess Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Chocolate Cupcakes, and a Fruit Pie or two. Mainly late at night after coming off an entertaining job and to see if they tasted as good as they did as a kid. They didn't. I feel bad for the workers, especially since I think it's the CEOs driving the company into the ground, but I would say that I won't miss the products. I would say that but last week when visiting Mom, she gave me a strawberry cupcake, and I really kind of liked it.

TlalocW

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:09 AM

17. And my computer is filled with self righteous individuals

Has anyone ever thought comments like these being publicly accepted helps contribute to obesity lots of people become overweight and turn to eating to release the endorphins they need

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:11 AM

19. People struggling with weight issues are an easy target.

The majority of people in the world seem to focus on easy targets to assure themselves of their own superiority. It's a sad fact of human nature that should not be condoned. If everyone would teach their children it is absolutely unacceptable, the practice might end. I think the discription of the people mourning the demise of Hostess as being fat was unnecessary. Maybe the poster used it as a shock factor to encourage controversy, who knows?

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:28 AM

22. I'll relay your concerns to my local TV stations

who deliberately interviewed fat people - one was very obese - about Twinkies. And they were crying. Tears.

Hence, the reason for my OP.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:39 AM

26. Forgive me

I may have misunderstood your point in the post but I do find this hostess thing is being used by a lot of people to bash those that are overweight

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:34 PM

53. No.

 

This meme of justifying obesity is out of control.

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:40 PM

56. The dumb thing is probably only thin people like teenagers

eat this stuff. When I was a teen I ate that kind of thing, and I was thin. When I gained weight, I stopped eating candy and sweets like this.

It's metabolism more than anything. Fat people don't want to gain even more weight. Teens don't have to worry about it yet.

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:26 PM

72. Oh, bullshit.

People eat garbage because it tastes good and it's easy. Let's not put the blame on everyone else.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:26 AM

21. I like Nutty Bars.



Little Debbie > Hostess

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:49 AM

41. i like to pull apart the layers (of lard, peanut butter and fake chocolate on a crispy

 

wafer full of preservatives) and eat them one by one.

it's my favorite mass produced treat, because of the crispy layers.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:35 AM

25. Twinkies have been a staple for some fat folks for a long time

 

I'm not surprised to hear this reaction. There is no joy in fatville right now.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:43 AM

27. As long as entemanns stays in business i wont complain

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:20 AM

33. they're owned by bimbo & they truck the food in from mexico.

 

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:05 AM

29. Republican soothsayers

Yeah a lot of my friends are trying to be psychic about it by saying, "Goodbye Hostess" either over the phone or facebook or both.

Republicans love to be self appointed soothsayers. They just scatter-shoot with 50 different sooth attempts, 49 which end up being wrong and twist the one they can twist by responding with, "Didn't I say that? I said that a long time ago! Been saying it all along!"

I'm guessing it's a self-delusion remedy for the ownage they received from last week.

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Response to behindenemylins (Reply #29)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:32 PM

73. Welcome to DU!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:17 AM

31. Oh geeesh cut people a little slack, this says nothing about

American values. Why do some always have to jump to the worst conclusion about their fellow Americans. After all last week Americans gave Obama and the Democrats a mandate.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:19 AM

32. and you can bet that the fat people were selected to comment on purpose.

 

the subtext of a lot of our media is how disgusting the proles are. haven't you noticed?

i bet there were some fat people crying about the lost jobs, and some skinny people crying about the lost twinkies. but those things don't fit the ruling class narrative.

which incidentally teaches us to despise ourselves and others

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:37 AM

36. K&R What a fitting representation of America today. n/t

 

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:36 AM

43. "Twinkies" lend themselves to humor, so the media are out to mock in many ways.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:38 AM

44. It just struck me: I've never had a twinkie or a hostess cupcake

I may have eaten some wonderbread in some sandwich decades ago.

I grew up in the sixties but my mother was a firm hater of all prepared foods and anything with additives. I don't think I had pizzeria pizza until I was 12. She never had soda in the house or cake mixes or store bought cookies or cakes or anything like that.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:42 AM

45. It was front page news in my crap local paper.

It got more space than the deficit talks and the Israel-Palestinian soon-to-be war put together. I didn't read it, so I don't know if there was a bunch of moaning and wailing involved.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:02 AM

46. Similar here. No mention of unions or mgmt...

Only that people are stocking up so they can sell it on ebay.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #46)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:10 PM

50. Twinkies are going for $200,000 on ebay.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/twinkies-ebay-starting-bid-hostess-bankruptcy_n_2146273.html?flv=1


I literally don't remember the last time I had a Twinkie.

And my feelings are mixed about this whole thing. It sounds like Hostess was a venture capitalist target that made management rich while kicking the workers in the ass. At what point do workers just say enough is enough, when they know full well that the management and venture capitalists will just shut down the business without blinking an eye, because their profits are guaranteed? Should having a job be the determining factor for how much crap you're willing to take?

Workers in this country are just fucked anymore, no matter what they do. I wish we would just drop the pretense already and admit that we are going backward to basically slave labor.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #50)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:56 PM

60. I can't remember, either

I used to eat Ho Hos and those creme-filled things, maybe 15 years ago.

I eat real meals now.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #50)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:01 PM

62. I never even liked Hostess stuff when I was a kid

We ate Little Debbie's and some Tastykake and Entenmenn's (sic) for our junk stuff.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #62)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:34 PM

81. Little Debbie cakes used to go with my kids in their school lunches....

...and then they just started disappearing around the house, so they're now a rare treat. I confess I kind of got hooked on their Oatmeal Cremes, but I can't eat that kind of stuff anymore.

Entenmann's is the best. Every so often the coffee cakes and a nice pot of coffee is our Sunday breakfast.

Seriously, I can't remember eating a lot of Twinkies. My town used to have a Hostess bakery, and I went through it on a tour with either a school class or a Scout group. At the end, as I recall, the adults got a loaf of Wonder Bread (just out of the oven) and the kids got a pack of Twinkies. For all I know, that may have been the last time I had one. That bakery has been closed for decades.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #81)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:48 PM

82. I VERY rarely eat "junky baked goods"

So, when I do, I want something that tastes pretty good, like something from Starbucks or something similar.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 11:57 AM

49. Crying? Literally crying?

Over twinkies?! We're screwn.

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Response to bunnies (Reply #49)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:11 PM

51. TV station here had footage of people with bags and bags of them...

...running out the door of the local Hostess shop, as if they had just robbed Fort Knox or something.

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Response to AngryOldDem (Reply #51)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:42 PM

57. I find this whole hostess hysteria completely ridiculous.

If it was the last water on earth I could understand the mania. Its twinkies ffs! What the hell!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:22 PM

52. I'm starting a bakery to produce blinkies, blink once and they're gone.... they will be the size

 

of a pea but boy will they be good.

Packing is going to be a problem, I'm thinking of putting them in gel caps for now. If they catch on they could become the size of a bean but no promises there.

Really though, if there is a demand someone will fill it.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:36 PM

54. I would never eat them

I'm not thin, but they don't appeal to me any way. In fact, they are so unhealthy that I would think their going out of business is due to lack of demand.

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Response to treestar (Reply #54)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:03 PM

75. I have never eaten theml, and now I guess I never will. n/t

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:38 PM

55. I miss THESE!:

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:20 PM

69. I know, it's ridiculous

 

that stuff is bad for you anyway.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:21 PM

70. Hostess Twinkie is people.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:50 PM

74. They are worse than just empty calories....

They are so nutrition and food-free that they set you up for cravings, almost like an addiction. Seriously, eat one bite of a really well prepared desert cake (I'm thinking Concord Teacakes at the moment, from my more well-off days) and you will have fully satisfied your craving for comfort food, they are that rich.

Personally, I tried Hostess when I moved to NE and couldn't get the occasional TastyKake. Bleah! If you try them after having developed even a bit of 'flavor discrimination,' or after taking a lot of time off from them, you will not like them.

So I feel bad for the people who were fed them as kids, before they knew better, and who now fill up on them. They are among the worst of the worst junk. But I frankly think this is for the best, since they are setting themselves up for diabetes and all the health issues that go with it.

It's not a class issue. I grew up upper-middle class with Dr. Lawyers and Chiefs as my neighbors. But I was outside Philly and we had an alternative packaged cake treat in the form of the vastly superior TastyCakes which were made with real ingredients -- real chocolate, not artificial, real cream in the fillings, etc. And I only fell back on those when we ran out of fruit. As long as I can get enough apples, oranges, berries, etc. I don't crave junk.

Now I'm poor, making around $15K/year, and you couldn't pay me to eat a Hostess sorta-cake-like product. Really, the taste is disgusting.

I can't really afford junk, so very rarely indulge. When I do I end up regretting it anyway (the popcorn I got to celebrate the election broke a tooth!).

But just in case, if I really, really, really need comfort chocolate, I now make a quick and easy fudge, with brown sugar, baker's cocoa, either a little soy milk or half&half, and a bit of butter. A couple spoonfuls goes a million miles further than those Hostess things ever did, and costs considerably less to boot.

I feel bad for the people losing their jobs. The twinkie eaters will find a substitute. Tastycakes is going national and a much better quality treat. Still junk food, but less junky and more satisfying than Hostess.

I'd like to the see the union or some wealthy progressive buy Hostess, re-tool their menu bigtime and keep the bakers working, and on a product they can be proud of. Not one that contributes to obesity and diabetes.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:13 PM

76. I am fat and I never liked Ho Ho or twinkies. I do like Tastey cakes. I eat

 

them once and a great while. The quality isn't as good as it use to be.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:16 PM

77. Without Twinkies, we'd have no media.

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