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Hostess bakers go on strike
New York Post, by Josh Kosman

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/10/2012 1:14:10 PM

Union workers at Hostess Brands’ plant in Lenexa, Kan., walked off the job yesterday, kicking off a potentially crippling strike that could force the company to liquidate. Hostess’s second-largest union, the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers International Union, said workers at more plants may strike in the next few days. The Post reported exclusively yesterday that as many as eight of the 36 bakery locals were planning a strike this weekend after the bankrupt maker of Twinkies and other products imposed an 8 percent pay cut on workers. The bakers represent about 6,000

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sfacheem, 11/10/2012 1:17:59 PM     (No. 9005342)

I know of at least 25 million Americans that won´t have much sympathy for them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/10/2012 1:18:50 PM     (No. 9005343)

92% salary is better than 0% salary.
I hope the business shuts down, or moves to a "right to work" state.
Bust the unions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/10/2012 1:19:08 PM     (No. 9005344)

The good news is the Twinkies that are in circulation have a shelf life of 7 years.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/10/2012 1:19:22 PM     (No. 9005345)

Hope their strike fund goes out beyond the shelf life for twinkies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 11/10/2012 1:19:46 PM     (No. 9005349)

And people wonder why less and less stuff is made in America anymore.. what a bunch of idiots.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 11/10/2012 1:20:24 PM     (No. 9005351)

FTA: ´´Union workers at Hostess Brands’ plant in Lenexa, Kan., walked off the job yesterday, kicking off a potentially crippling strike that could force the company to liquidate.´´

If you really want to stick it in 0bama´s eye, Mitt, get back on the horse at Bain Capitol, acquire this company, fire the union, and make it profitable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/10/2012 1:21:14 PM     (No. 9005354)

Upon joining the BCTWGMIU one´s IQ apparently drops below 100.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: offrope, 11/10/2012 1:27:10 PM     (No. 9005367)

Let´s see - an 8% pay cut, or a 100% pay cut. Apparently that´s a tough call for a union member.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/10/2012 1:31:50 PM     (No. 9005373)

When Kevcare (forced on us by the Kevlar President) really begins to take effect and companies have to cut back by laying people off, lowering salaries, cutting benefits and so on, and the unions start calling strikes, then what? Which bakery will be next? And then which vegetable canner? What follows?

What is it about the word "bankrupt" do the unions not understand?



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Namma, 11/10/2012 1:37:03 PM     (No. 9005378)

oh no....did they forget to donate to obamas campaign..is this REVENGE....ha ha
guess what...I dont CARE

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Reply 11 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/10/2012 1:41:11 PM     (No. 9005391)

If ´Twinkies´ goes belly up, Moochelle will celebrate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/10/2012 1:44:12 PM     (No. 9005399)

No, no. Moochelle likes Ding Dongs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 11/10/2012 1:46:29 PM     (No. 9005403)

Oh puhleeez, those poor oppressed twinkie makers. What´s the world coming to when twinkie makers get an attitude of entitlement?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/10/2012 1:53:46 PM     (No. 9005413)

Good go on strike then sit home for 7 weeks with no unemployment checks over the holidays.

Then you´ll whimper back and settle for less anyway. Your lost wages will take years to recoupe if ever.

Or you´ll be replaced... Working in a cupcake factory ain´t rocket science you know.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/10/2012 1:56:22 PM     (No. 9005417)

Can´t Washington bail them out with a GM bankruptcy.

The workers workers would get the company, the creditors and owners would get shafted and there would be Twinkies galore for mankind.

Product placement could insert a gay character in the next Bond movie. I suggest the name Twinkies Forlunch. His evil ally would be the lesbian gangster Doughnuts Downthere.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 11/10/2012 2:08:45 PM     (No. 9005441)

Don´t you mean Nonuts Downthere, or, better, being a butch evil villain she could be Fauxnuts Downthere. That ends my foray into the raunchy.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 11/10/2012 2:18:37 PM     (No. 9005457)

We´ve heard that "you can´t get blood from a turnip". Guess we´ll see if they can get blood from a Twinkie, or a Hostess cupcake.

I hope not.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: DaisyMae, 11/10/2012 2:38:10 PM     (No. 9005486)

#16 you owe me a new keyboard--hilarious.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/10/2012 2:44:40 PM     (No. 9005501)

In general,there´s quite a few morons that voted themselves out of a job re-electing Obama but these people take the cake and not a ho-ho cake.This is part of the union mentality that the business is always holding out on them money wise,same with government unions. Just borrow some more like the Philly mayor just did to keep teachers on the job,

Folks we all feel bad now because Obama bamboozled millions of people but time is on our side because liberalism always fails.

States are going to have no choice but to lay off government workers because revenue will drop like a rock when money has to go to pay for Obamacare. medicaid is already breaking states backs.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: vinegrower, 11/10/2012 2:47:20 PM     (No. 9005510)

This is happening in Calif too. There is a grocery union on strike. I don´t know all the details but from what I understand the grocery chain wants to take away some of their medical benefits, which are extremely generous. So the employees are on strike. I can´t believe they these people don´t realize we are all losing something these days. I hope the owners hold out.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: arminius, 11/10/2012 2:52:25 PM     (No. 9005520)

This is why God gave us Little Debbie.



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Reply 22 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/10/2012 2:53:53 PM     (No. 9005523)

...and the TSA just became unionized. Wait until the 71 million Obamacare workers are unionized. Imagine them on strike, and I thought Death Panels were scary.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pedro4, 11/10/2012 2:57:44 PM     (No. 9005527)

We live in a low-carb world, so all these candy and snack food companies are in trouble. Oh wait, I forgot that Obama voters eat a lot of Cheetos and drink Faygo.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/10/2012 3:06:31 PM     (No. 9005543)

#2, this bakery is in Kansas and Kansas is a right to work state. I hope they fix this. When I fly into KC then drive down to my ranch, I drive past this place. The heavenly smell is my reward for having taken a long, boring airline flight.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: federale, 11/10/2012 3:15:47 PM     (No. 9005560)

Welfare is worth $60,000 per year. Unless your family makes at least $60,000 per year, quit your job, go on welfare and vote Democratic.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: enuf8, 11/10/2012 3:20:45 PM     (No. 9005570)

The union bosses are so smart. If they cannot come out of bankruptcy due to no production at the plants........gonna be a bunch of union workers not having a place of employment when they close the plants. "Stuck on Stupid"....Gen. Honoree.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: redmom, 11/10/2012 3:23:22 PM     (No. 9005575)

Little do they know, MO is working with the ´Management´ to keep them off, thus preventing millions of teenagers from thwarting her healthy eating campaign.

Take that! /s

What maroons. Millions unemployed, and they walk out whining.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 11/10/2012 3:23:51 PM     (No. 9005577)

There used to be a Hostess/WonderBread bakery just north of downtown Columbus. The smell was heavenly whenever I drove by it. I don´t think it´s there anymore. Just discovered there is one in Detroit. I´m sure they´ll go on strike in sympathy.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/10/2012 3:38:00 PM     (No. 9005604)

Move it to Mexico, like all the other past great industries Unions destroyed here in the USA- with the great help of Democrat governments, of course.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/10/2012 3:41:52 PM     (No. 9005613)

Maybe they think they have some leverage since two states just legalized recreational pot smoking. There´s a new market out there; can Hostess afford to pass up the opportunity?

Really, though, I don´t feel sorry for these people either. They´re lucky enough to have jobs.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: janylou, 11/10/2012 3:52:45 PM     (No. 9005632)

Fire the lot of them! Time to replace half baked idiots with whole loaves.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 11/10/2012 4:35:21 PM     (No. 9005710)

#12, if anyone in that family likes Ding Dongs, it´s Preezy. If you know what I mean...wink wink.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: billa, 11/10/2012 4:47:27 PM     (No. 9005732)

On the heels of impending massiver country-wide layoffs coupled with extorting union strikes...fewer people will be employed, so fewer services and goods will be purchased, stock and market share will cave, foreclosures will escalate and the sales, payroll and property taxes will fade bunkrupting cities and States.

This is not only what the next four years will look like, but it is exactly the plan intended and orchestrated by BO, DNC, Pelosi, Reid and all unions.

The only missing component to this equation is when (not if) our bleak circumstances will embolden the ME, barbaric muslims and terrorists to unleash their holy jihad at a time of our worst economic circumstances in history and a decimated military, pre-WWII levels.

This is the true Obama legacy as well as business and Americans.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/10/2012 5:48:48 PM     (No. 9005848)

#9, maybe Obama will give the unions´ employers waivers for Obamacare. Hasn´t he already given out thousands of waivers?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Not gonna take it anymore, 11/10/2012 6:18:22 PM     (No. 9005923)


#20, yes there is a grocery strike at my favorite local market as well. Half the employees are union, half are not.

You know, have they thought about being thankful that they have a job?

I still shop there and the union people get in your face and try to intimidate customers. Unfortunately, other stores in the center are suffering because of their behavior.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: noddy, 11/10/2012 7:39:24 PM     (No. 9006062)

I see two most distressing things here:
1.No more fresh Twinkies;
2.No Ho-Ho´s for the Secret Service.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/11/2012 5:43:45 AM     (No. 9006521)

That´s what unions do to private business everywhere - ensure their liquidation. Too bad that same rule doesn´t apply to public sector unions.

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?


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