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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:51 PM

How you react to the death of the Twinkie reveals your political affiliation

Democrat: Greedy corporatist bastards fleecing the company and blaming it on the workers.

Conservatives: Damned greedy union employees got too damned big for their britches they did.

Teabaggers: It's Obama's fault!

I'm serious about this...been seeing it all day~!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:55 PM

1. Yep. I started ranting about vulture capitalists and hedge funds...

And my rightwing co-workers starting ranting about greedy Unions.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:55 PM

2. Me too.

Too bad I've been seeing plenty of "democrats" blaming the unions also.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:56 PM

3. Screw the twinkies, I'm worried about losing my Hostess Chocolate cup cakes

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Response to demosincebirth (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:16 AM

6. Same here. That filling!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:09 AM

4. Fox Blames Bakers Union / strikers of course but most likely worked an 'Obama' in somehow

during the day for their tea folk friends.........
Fox Ignores Hostess' Array Of Troubles To Scapegoat Union For Liquidation

http://mediamatters.org/research/2012/11/16/fox-ignores-hostess-array-of-troubles-to-scapeg/191440

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:11 AM

5. People are willing to lose their jobs over this

and they are called greedy.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:22 AM

7. Local Fox affiliate blames unions..

saying the closure was a result of a strike. Not a word about incompetent management.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:46 AM

8. Since they filed for bankruptcy in January

they'll also blame Michelle Obama for making everyone eat healthier.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:54 AM

9. Twinkies is John Bircher food for the 50's. Good riddance.

Designed to endure on the shelf in the bomb shelter for years without decay

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:04 AM

10. Wonder which affiliation is selling them for $999,999.99 at Amazon

plus $6.49 shipping.

They're starting at 595 bucks!

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:20 AM

11. Romney admirers

 

I noticed the same thing. Even a few duers were talking as if they were mini-Romneys on this, and when the multi million dollar executive salaries were brought up they would ignore it, like they didn't want to talk about that. Maybe they think the execs deserve this money, who knows?

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:34 AM

12. This was a joint decision. Both sides decided it wasn't worth it to agree to the other party.

 

The union workers thought the job wasn't worth doing at less pay/benefits and the owners decided it wasn't worth it to keep losing money.

So be it.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:37 AM

13. super fat bitch party

and Im going to miss twinkies, and all the other artery clogging stuff I grew up on.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:42 AM

14. question is, what's the truth?

 

as 1/3 of the workforce had already been laid off & those remaining given up $110 million in concessions in the bankruptcy, and the company HAD MORE DEBT COMING OUT OF THE BANKRUPTCY THAN ENTERING IT (a highly unusual outcome), and the company had already filed for chap 11 again in january -- and now the company was asking for what amounted to 30% cuts in what was left of workers' pay + benefits, having already suspended payments to their pension fund -- while at the same time doubling, tripling and quadrupling their own salaries --

i'll go out on a limb and say the truth is, management, in league with hedge funds, ran the company into the ground for personal profit.

call me crazy and biased.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 07:29 AM

16. Yeah, I think you're right...So, is this what harvesting a company looks like?

Apparently a managed bankruptcy is in play here. The means in the end for the management, and simply THE END for the workers, who had given up a lot to save their jobs. Sad as hell.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:48 AM

15. I say Good Riddance to Twinkies.

They obviously weren't strong enough to withstand the Twinkie CEOs' Inflated Bonuses.

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