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kelligesq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:08 PM
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Michelle Obama resigns Board of Directors TreeHouse-largest customer Wal mart

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced minutes ago that Michelle Obama, wife of presidential hopeful Barack Obama, has resigned as a director of the company where she served on the board since 2005.


According to TreeHouse's financial filings, Wal-Mart accounted for 16.1 percent of its sales last year, a 37 percent increase from 2005, making the Bentonville, Arkansas retailer TreeHouse's biggest customer by a long shot.

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:jixgf28i3QAJ:blogo...


And Obama is accusing Hillary of being on the board while his wife is one company removed from Walmart?

Boy he has guts. He underestimates our abilities with google.
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ccpup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:09 PM
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1. $50,000 a year plus stock options
Google is our friend and Obama's enemy
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:12 PM
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3. What's Bill's payount on his offshore funds?
I bet it ain't $50G.
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:14 PM
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4. $20M nt
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:12 PM
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2. It's dated May 27, 2007. nt
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kelligesq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:19 PM
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20. Yes it is, so why did the big 0 bring up Hillary's job 15 years ago ?
and I'm not a Hillary fan.

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thoughtcrime1984 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:16 PM
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5. Everyone knew this
except you. TreeHouse is NOT WALMART, just like Hanes, or Stanley Tools, or Oster, or Fruit of the Loom isn't. Hillary was with Wal Mart, not Barack, not Michelle. Got it?
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:18 PM
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7. Again, they come in slinging mud to see what sticks.
I swear they come in packs every two hours. Post as much of the same crap - reworded, then run to see what fall out there is.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:40 PM
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12. self-delete
Edited on Tue Jan-22-08 08:47 PM by Ghost Dog
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:08 PM
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18. Its so disturbing to see factions of our party acting like bush lemmings. n/t
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:17 PM
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19. I know it's really bizarre...
It's just like Hillary trying to make the claim that there is no difference
between herself and John Edwards on lobbyists having influence over their
campaigns.

Because some of John's people have brothers and cousins who are lobbyists,
that's supposed to be the same as Hillary drowning in lobbyists money from
the banks, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry.

I supposed Bill boinking an intern and Edwards seeing an internist, is
the same thing too.

:eyes:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:16 PM
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6. Your whine is spilling all over
your stinky cheese.
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Submariner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:24 PM
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9. Hillary is a Republican-lite necon trainee so the HRC camp
is into smearing overtime.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:23 PM
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8. Treehouse Foods, Inc. - Company Profile Snapshot
Edited on Tue Jan-22-08 08:28 PM by Ghost Dog
Company Profile: Treehouse Foods, Inc.
Ticker: THS
Exchanges: NYSE
2006 Sales: 939,400,000
Major Industry: Food & Beverages
Sub Industry: Canners & Processors
Country: UNITED STATES
Employees: 2417

Business Description
Treehouse Foods, Inc.. The Group's principal activities are to manufacture, market and distribute pickles, non-dairy powdered creamer, Soup and other food products through retail grocery and foodservice channels. The Group operates through three reportable segments: pickles, non-dairy powdered creamer and soup and infant feeding products. Pickles include whole pickles, sliced pickles, pickle relish, peppers and other products in a variety of flavor formulations. Its non-dairy powdered creamer used as coffee creamer. It also manufactures and sells other food products such as aseptic cheese sauces and puddings for the foodservice market. It brand names for the Group's product include Farmans(R), Nalley's(R), Peter Piper(R), Bennett's(R), Hoffman House(R) and Roddenberry's(R) Northwoods(R) and SteinfeldTM. Its customers include Wal-Mart, Kroger, Topco, US Food Service, Unipro and McDonalds. The Group operates throughout the United States. On April 24,2006 It acquired Del Monte Foods Co.

/... http://wrightreports.ecnext.com/coms2/reportdesc_COMPAN...

Yup, looks like EVIL INCARNATE to me. Especially the non-dairy creamer. Guess these are not homegrown American pickles, peppers and stuff that are being processed in CHINA by Chinese slave labor, destroying good American manufacturing jobs, and then are shipped out on SOUTH KOREA-built ships with GREEK owners registered in LIBERIA to poison us all here in the good ol' US of A.

Only Joking, honest.

--> This resignation is interesting. Encourages me to believe that such issues are now being taken seriously. Edit: Correction: were being taken seriously back in May 07.
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earthside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:29 PM
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10. Dumbest Statement Ever
"... his wife is one company removed from Walmart."

The trash pick-up service hired by my local Walmart is "one company removed from Walmart."

Google that.
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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:29 PM
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23. almost all of the few manufacturing companies left in the US are one company removed from Walmart
and 16% of sales? That's not even a lot.
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:29 PM
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11. most of the companies are "one company removed"
from walmart. either in production, distribution or consuption or transport. Walmart is the largest conglomerate in america and makes its profits from buying in bulk and offering the largest selection of consumer goods around. Who isn't involved with walmart in one form or another?
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johnnydrama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:52 PM
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13. Al Gore
Al Gore's on the board of Apple, Walmart sells ipods. Therefore Al Gore is one compoany removed from Wal-Mart.

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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:57 PM
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15. al gores a facist!!!
:sarcasm:
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:19 PM
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21. ...and the worst part is...
...you just know that Kevin Bacon is at the epicenter of this scandal.

We shall call it AppleBaconGate.
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:03 PM
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25. that sounds like a great sandwhich idea
I'm calling the patent office tommorow :P
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:33 PM
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27. Not if I call them tonight...
...and leave a message!

:hi:
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fenriswolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 11:05 PM
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28. to late im drawing up a new advertising campaign centered around
applebacongate

ones crisp, ones greasy which one will make it through your stomech first?
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 11:53 PM
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29. Awww...
You beat me to it. Remember me when you make your first billion!

:)
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whatdoyouthink Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:53 PM
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14. I'm not a Supporter Of Obama
But - this is a non-issue - kinda low if you ask me

Lets try to leave Spouses - out of it ! no kinda hard with Mr Clinton/etc...but can WE try...

Now back to Issues
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 08:59 PM
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Yael Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:00 PM
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17. Pick your battles
Really. Because you come across as desperate.

I wouldn't lie to you.

I promise.
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flordehinojos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:20 PM
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22. yeah, he likes to throw mud ... but ducks and hides when it boomerans back to him.
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earthlover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 09:54 PM
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24. Minutes ago! ROFL! Try Tuesday May 22, 2007
Edited on Tue Jan-22-08 09:57 PM by earthlover
You say don't underestimate your powers on google. Well, by the same token, don't underestimate my ability to read your friggin post!

This is so typical of the Hillary Herd. They make up their own reality, and want us to actually believe it. Minutes ago my ass!~

You are insulting and typical of the Herd. A total attempt at deception! Minutes ago. Trying to imply that it was only after Obama's pointing out that Hillary was on the Board of Directors of WalMart. How cravenly deceptive!

Not to mention, Ms Obama was a worker for a supplier of Walmart...sort of like working for Bic Razors or Wrigleys gum...other suppliers.

Get a grip. And start telling the TRUTH for once, herd!
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joshcryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-22-08 10:05 PM
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26. Wal-Mart is the largest customer of most producers. Even your local farm "organic growth" food.
I don't understand the hate for Wal-Mart. Yes it busts unions but that will change, otherwise it's ... just another big large corporation that employees lots of people and does business around the world.
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