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Union: ´Bain-style´ killing of Twinkie
Politico, by Kevin Cirilli

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Posted By:annapolis2010dad, 11/16/2012 9:03:27 PM

The Bain attack is back. This time it’s being used against Hostess Brands, the Twinkies and Wonder Bread maker that announced Friday it was closing. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka drew the comparison in a public statement Friday. “What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with America, as Bain-style Wall Street vultures make themselves rich by making America poor,” Trumka said in a public statement. “Crony capitalism and consistently poor management drove Hostess into the ground, but its workers are paying the price."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/16/2012 9:08:22 PM     (No. 9019621)

Rush nailed it today...the Libs will blame the end of Hostess on Republicans and Conservatitism and Capitalism...and here we go...he got it right.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 11/16/2012 9:11:42 PM     (No. 9019627)

It´s a coin toss whether to blame Romney or Bush....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/16/2012 9:11:47 PM     (No. 9019628)

Logically it follows that Trumka should step up and buy the company and run it himself. I´m sure the union can do an infinitely better job of running the company while providing the union workers with top wages and benefits.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/16/2012 9:24:19 PM     (No. 9019644)

Moochelle is really at the root...and Bloomburg...and all the nanny state advocates who don´t want anyone to eat these things. Now, 18,500 former employees won´t eat except on the dole.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hpy879, 11/16/2012 9:25:46 PM     (No. 9019650)

Unions should be made by law to publish all Unions expensives, espically all salaries.
With Richard "Dick" Trumka on down to the janitor. Also all incomes.hypy

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Upgrayedd, 11/16/2012 9:26:18 PM     (No. 9019653)

Trumka is the Jesse Jackson of unions. Full of excrement!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/16/2012 9:27:53 PM     (No. 9019657)

Obama said we no longer have buggy whip makers, times change. It´s the green energy, no energy era.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/16/2012 9:35:51 PM     (No. 9019671)

They blow the dog whistle, "Bain", "wall street vultures" and, like clockwork, the republicans and base goes on defense, starts quivering, and ultimately crumbles. And they will continue to blow these whistles until you stop responding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: athina, 11/16/2012 9:38:45 PM     (No. 9019678)

This is no coincidence or chance, neither the union refusing to accept the deal nor this explanation. Hostess cupcakes can be sacrificed in order to crush Romney voters, on an ongoing basis - they do not just win, they want to annihilate. They are masters of manipulation. As Rush said, it´s a never-ending campaign.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Smart11344, 11/16/2012 9:41:54 PM     (No. 9019685)

Does Trumpka mean idiot in some foreign language?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 11/16/2012 9:45:30 PM     (No. 9019689)

Trumla killed Twinkies!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/16/2012 9:48:32 PM     (No. 9019690)

The silver lining in this black cloud (I like Hostess cupcakes) is the loss of a whole bunch of union jobs and the associated dues.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 11/16/2012 9:53:42 PM     (No. 9019697)

No Trumka it´s not Bain Style it´s stupid style killing the golden egg goose.
The fools probably thought Obe would nationalize twinkie and give it them to run
Al la auto industry.
Perhaps obe will take you in at the WH and pay you for destroying an American company.
Here´s to your extended out of work with no money for for unemployment.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: leonardo, 11/16/2012 10:00:24 PM     (No. 9019705)

What’s happening with Hostess Brands is a microcosm of what’s wrong with unionism.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/16/2012 10:07:05 PM     (No. 9019710)

No, they aren´t shutting their doors after nearly a hundred years for crony capitalism, unless you mean the cronyism between the unions and the WH.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: homjett, 11/16/2012 10:10:11 PM     (No. 9019713)

Two things could happen, some other company will pickup the Brand, or the WH will do something to save the jobs. Long live Twinkies.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: CEP, 11/16/2012 10:20:14 PM     (No. 9019719)

Unions are killing America.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ronbet, 11/16/2012 10:26:39 PM     (No. 9019723)

Well of course he blamed a Republican. Barack Obama has been doing it for five years and and he was rewarded with re-election so what does Trumka have to lose. History has shown that members believe anything the union bosses tell them, including a 100% reduction in their wages (no job at all now) is better that a temporary 8% reduction to allow for emergence from financial troubles by their employer. One third of the workers were union. ONE-THIRD..... And yet they brought everyone down. Now 18,500 out of work or soon to be and many will likely never find employment again. Yep, we are definitely headed in the right direction. No doubt Michelle Obama and New York’s Nanny Bloomberg are happy to see these high-sugar treats off the market so what the Hell; for them it’s a win-win.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: kewmac, 11/16/2012 10:30:21 PM     (No. 9019727)

Look for the union label when you shop and if you see one, don´t buy that product. I am advocating economic warfare against Obama and his supporters.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: erod111, 11/16/2012 10:40:07 PM     (No. 9019734)

Also in the news, Warren Buffet is closing down the newspaper chain he acquired last year and is putting those employees out on the street the week before Thanksgiving. Of course, as an Obama buddy (read "tool"), no one is accusing Warren of those evil Bain style tactics.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/16/2012 11:02:23 PM     (No. 9019750)

In most of nature the parasite will not kill the host. Turdka is not as smart as he thinks.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 11/16/2012 11:12:36 PM     (No. 9019754)

Trumka is, of course, thinking like a parasite. Parasites just killed the hostess.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/16/2012 11:16:58 PM     (No. 9019759)

You know your union is out of line when it won´t accept a deal that the Teamsters did accept. There is plenty of blame to share in the demise of Hostess but the bakers union gets credit for driving the final stake. Trumka isn´t even worthy of a reply.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: federale, 11/16/2012 11:28:52 PM     (No. 9019763)

With unemployment compensation, food stamps, medicaid, Section 8 housing assistance, unearned income tax credit, etc., the laid-off Hostess employees will do quite well. They will also have plenty of time to sharpen their skiing, tennis, and golfing skills.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kOok, 11/16/2012 11:30:16 PM     (No. 9019764)

In the picture with the article, Trumpka looks like an Ewoc on meth.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/16/2012 11:38:44 PM     (No. 9019769)

Until conservatives are willing to fight back against the union marxists in the media war the unions will win.

Hostess should offer to sell to the unions and make them put their money where their mouths are.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 11/16/2012 11:39:23 PM     (No. 9019770)

Oil and coal are on Barry´s kill list.
Snack foods and soft drinks are on Mooch´s.

Crony Communism is stepping in to reshape the corporate landscape. Scorched Earth seems to be the strategy, and the MSM propaganda machine will happily cooperate in framing the stories such that corporate execs bear the blame.

Rather than a ´Bain-style´ killing, this has all the marks of an Alinskian assassination... separating, demonizing, and destroying, with no such thing as due process to safeguard justice.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 11/16/2012 11:39:42 PM     (No. 9019771)

a quick retort..
"Hoffa-style" killing..

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/17/2012 12:03:42 AM     (No. 9019790)

Here´s the meat, later in the Politico story:

"In 2009, Hostess came out of bankruptcy thanks in part to private equity firm Ripplewood Holdings, which made a $130 million investment, CNBC reported Friday. Hostess filed again for bankruptcy in January, and its debt was later purchased by investment firms, including two hedge funds: Silver Point Capital and Monarch Alternative Capital, according to a CNN Money report."

In other words, one private equity firm and two funds tried to rescue this company and save Thousands, repeat, Thousands of jobs. (Note: Bain has nothing to do with this.)

Trumka the Dumbka says it´s the funds´ fault. Ya mean fresh capital to save the company should go unrewarded so that unsustainable union perks can continue?

Dumbka hates capitalism. He did not want profits. Dumbka and his ilk don´t realize that they are not redistributing the pie. Rather, they are shrinking the pie, er, twinkie.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: memphis, 11/17/2012 12:56:21 AM     (No. 9019824)

Tough, what happens when you join a union. They bankrupt the company.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Vast Right Winger, 11/17/2012 1:20:00 AM     (No. 9019859)

Their products were big blobs of bad carbohydrates and sugar, very bad for you. Obamacare was going to ban the products anyway. From the EVIL LEFT point of view it´s a two-fer. Rid the free market of what people want and blame Republicans for the lost jobs. Obama´s plan IS working!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/17/2012 2:02:49 AM     (No. 9019884)

If you lost your job just before the holidays and blame anyone but the union, there is no hope for you. Keep that forward sticker on your truck so we will know who you are.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: asu86pe, 11/17/2012 2:08:12 AM     (No. 9019888)

Trumka must be translated.

Can anyone out there translate randied cat sounds?

I think "Bain-style(d) Wall Street Vultures" is randied cat for "Meow, lunch buddies until, Growl, they won´t pay for, Meow, my lunch bill,Prr, anymore" based on is beltline but I can´t be sure.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/17/2012 3:51:11 AM     (No. 9019929)

Trumka will still collect his mob boss check every two weeks,while bragging about how his workers stood up to corporate greed. I´m sure Trumka thought it was going to be a field day for unions with Obama re-elected. Guess what Dumka,in hard times the highest paid people are going to get the axe and that means you mr. and mrs. union workers.

It wouldn´t surprise me one bit if one of the main reasons this company went under is good ole employee theft.What if union goons are in charge of inventory?

How did Amtrak lose a billion in 10 years on candy bars alone? How do postal bosses get a fat raise in the throes of them losing $16 billion?

I think someone will buy Hostess out and relocate to a non union state. I hope SC.It would be even more delicious if it was the Koch Brothers.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bighottuna, 11/17/2012 4:13:51 AM     (No. 9019941)

Socialism is alive and Hostess is dead.

A new campain slogan even the wookie can get behind, barely.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/17/2012 4:23:11 AM     (No. 9019945)

TrumpEm is in the WH every day. Maybe he´s already got some of Barry´s taxpayer stash to buy Hostess for the union. It wouldn´t surprise me.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/17/2012 6:43:21 AM     (No. 9020022)

Fools. Trumka is a goon, and The Won is his Leader.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/17/2012 9:10:08 AM     (No. 9020288)

Nothing "Bain-style" about it; greedy union style all the way...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/17/2012 11:57:38 AM     (No. 9020617)

Why didn´t Trumka order the union members to attack the workers who crossed the picket line to work. It worked well for him at the United Mine Workers, that is until he and his union had to pay $$$ for killing a worker that crossed the picket line.

Richard Trumka should be in prison instead of drawing a salary that puts him in the 1% he claims to hate.

Union members are chumps that keep funding relics of days gone by. Only the union officials benefit from unions. They really showed Hostess, didn´t they.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Velox, 11/17/2012 12:16:53 PM     (No. 9020662)

Atlas Shrugged again

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/17/2012 1:57:40 PM     (No. 9020805)

More like the ´Hoffa-style´, wouldn´t you say?

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Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive


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