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Title: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 05:32:15 AM
The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate
 Wall Street Journal ^

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 8:13:37 AM


The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

By Tom Gara

And that’s that: Hostess Brands, maker of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and more, announced this morning it has filed a motion with bankruptcy court to start liquidating the company immediately. A huge number of jobs are soon to be lost.

“Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce,” said CEO Gregory F. Rayburn in the statement, “and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”

In a letter posted on a new site set up to communicate with employees and suppliers through the liquidation process, Mr. Rayburn pinned the blame on its striking union:

Despite everyone’s considerable efforts to move Hostess out of its restructuring, when we began implementing the Company’s last, best and final offer, the Bakers Union chose to stage a crippling strike. This affected Hostess’ ability to continue to make products and service its customers’ needs and pushed Hostess into a Wind Down scenario. As a result, we are forced to proceed with an orderly wind down and sale of our operations and assets. We deeply regret taking this action. But we simply cannot continue to operate without the ability to produce or deliver our products.

There’s no way to soften the fact that this will hurt every Hostess Brands employee. All Hostess Brands employees will eventually lose their jobs – some sooner than others. Unfortunately, because we are in bankruptcy, there are severe limits on the assistance the Company can offer you at this time.


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Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 05:46:20 AM
18,500 Workers Out Of Jobs As Hostess Shuts Down
Michael Kelley|49 minutes ago|1,509|9


Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Hostess Brands—the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread—announced that it is asking a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close its operations and sell its brands, James O'Toole of CNN Money reports.
 
The company, which blamed the liquidation on a strike by bakers protesting a new contract, will shut down 33 bakeries and 565 distribution centers nationwide as 18,500 workers lose their jobs.
 
Hostess filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January, then reached a deal with one of its major unions in September that included a new contract with reduced wages and benefits. But the 5,000 member bakers' union rejected the deal, leading to the protested contract that cut salaries in addition to reducing the company's pension obligations and contribution to the employees' health care plan.
 
"Our members are on strike because they have had enough," bakers' union president Frank Hurt said in a statement on Tuesday. "They are not willing to take draconian wage and benefit cuts on top of the significant concessions they made in 2004 and give up their pension so that the Wall Street vulture capitalists in control of this company can walk away with millions of dollars."
 
The company gave bakers a 5 p.m. Thursday deadline to return to work or face a shutdown of the company.
 
Hostess—now controlled by a group of investment firms including hedge funds Silver Point Capital and Monarch Alternative Capital—will sell its assets to the highest bidder, meaning that some of its more popular products could be picked up at auction and packaged by other companies.
 
SEE ALSO: Forget Commodity Costs, It's Clear What Really Drove Hostess Into Bankruptcy >


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/18500-hostess-workers-out-of-jobs-2012-11#ixzz2COR1kUaD


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: whork on November 16, 2012, 05:48:58 AM
Thats capitalism folks

I thought you supported this?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 05:53:29 AM
Thats capitalism folks

I thought you supported this?

 ::) 


I just wish the job losses could be contained to the 5,000 union criminals and obama voters.   


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: whork on November 16, 2012, 05:58:49 AM
::) 


I just wish the job losses could be contained to the 5,000 union criminals and obama voters.   

That leaves only republicans.

And republican voters live of welfare in a trailer park they dont work.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:52:50 AM
Twinkles and wonder brEad? 

Sends like more people woke up to the fact that that food is garbage. 

Market driven!  I like it.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:54:40 AM
Twinkles and wonder brEad? 

Sends like more people woke up to the fact that that food is garbage. 

Market driven!  I like it.

 ::)


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: whork on November 16, 2012, 09:09:25 AM
Twinkles and wonder brEad? 

Sends like more people woke up to the fact that that food is garbage. 

Market driven!  I like it.

Exactly its capitalism.

333... claim to support this but as usual its BS from him


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 09:10:07 AM
::)

Companies that don't change and adapt are destined to die.  

Same with Unions.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 09:14:25 AM
Companies that don't change and adapt are destined to die.  

Same with Unions.

DID YOU EVEN READ THE STORY? 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 09:23:40 AM
Did a bancruptcy before this. The competition for shelf space is pushing them out. You guys have see this in your convieneince stores too. A competitor offering the same food for less price......yes labor wages are one culprit but they admit they cant stay competitive.

Heres what will happen:  They will do a BK and get out of all the pension/health benefits promised. Then as a leaner package.....low overhead..... a bain capital or other company will pick them up and restructure with a license to use the name "Hostess"

Then they will hire non union workers at 9.00 and hour and no benefits.   There you go....the twinkies will be back in a year with lower prices and a freshly screwed 18,000 people looking for low wage job.

This is what will happen. The middle class will go to 3rd world wages and the rich will get richer.  Race to the bottom!


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 09:27:36 AM
DID YOU EVEN READ THE STORY? 


He must have.   They couldnt compete and havent for 3-4 yrs. this is the 3rd world race to the bottom.  People bought cheaper snacks sitting right next to the hostess ones......and by doing that they lost.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 09:30:13 AM
That leaves only republicans.

And republican voters live of welfare in a trailer park they dont work.

This is true. ask anyone in the redneck southern states.  Whats funny is they vote against their own interest's....lol


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 09:39:18 AM
DID YOU EVEN READ THE STORY?  

Yeah,

Market driven, market correcting itself.  

Companies or unions that don't adapt will die.

Consumers instead of regulations determining what is sold.  That's what you want.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: GigantorX on November 16, 2012, 09:42:20 AM
Did a bancruptcy before this. The competition for shelf space is pushing them out. You guys have see this in your convieneince stores too. A competitor offering the same food for less price......yes labor wages are one culprit but they admit they cant stay competitive.

Heres what will happen:  They will do a BK and get out of all the pension/health benefits promised. Then as a leaner package.....low overhead..... a bain capital or other company will pick them up and restructure with a license to use the name "Hostess"

Then they will hire non union workers at 9.00 and hour and no benefits.   There you go....the twinkies will be back in a year with lower prices and a freshly screwed 18,000 people looking for low wage job.

This is what will happen. The middle class will go to 3rd world wages and the rich will get richer.  Race to the bottom!

More likely is that they will liquidate and the profitable pieces will be bought up by competitors. Although your scenario can happen as well.

The Teamsters Union even told the Bakers Union that it was a very, very bad idea to strike as the company was in dire straights (great band!) and it would most likely kill them. The Teamsters even suggested that the Bakers Union hold private ballots to determine the authorization for a strike instead of doing public "voice votes" in union halls.


Man, free trade and all is super cool until you sign a free trade agreement with a nation that has a much lower standard of living and thus is able to pay its workforce about 15% what the U.S. can.

Doh!


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: littledumbells on November 16, 2012, 09:48:07 AM
More likely is that they will liquidate and the profitable pieces will be bought up by competitors. Although your scenario can happen as well.

The Teamsters Union even told the Bakers Union that it was a very, very bad idea to strike as the company was in dire straights (great band!) and it would most likely kill them. The Teamsters even suggested that the Bakers Union hold private ballots to determine the authorization for a strike instead of doing public "voice votes" in union halls.


Man, free trade and all is super cool until you sign a free trade agreement with a nation that has a much lower standard of living and thus is able to pay its workforce about 15% what the U.S. can.

Doh!

Bingo!


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 09:48:19 AM
More likely is that they will liquidate and the profitable pieces will be bought up by competitors. Although your scenario can happen as well.

The Teamsters Union even told the Bakers Union that it was a very, very bad idea to strike as the company was in dire straights (great band!) and it would most likely kill them. The Teamsters even suggested that the Bakers Union hold private ballots to determine the authorization for a strike instead of doing public "voice votes" in union halls.


Man, free trade and all is super cool until you sign a free trade agreement with a nation that has a much lower standard of living and thus is able to pay its workforce about 15% what the U.S. can.

Doh!


Well said. Being freindly about globalization is killing the usa.   But its us people shopping for the lowest price on everything that makes the competitors defeat us.   Were destrying ourselves.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: whork on November 16, 2012, 09:54:03 AM
More likely is that they will liquidate and the profitable pieces will be bought up by competitors. Although your scenario can happen as well.

The Teamsters Union even told the Bakers Union that it was a very, very bad idea to strike as the company was in dire straights (great band!) and it would most likely kill them. The Teamsters even suggested that the Bakers Union hold private ballots to determine the authorization for a strike instead of doing public "voice votes" in union halls.


Man, free trade and all is super cool until you sign a free trade agreement with a nation that has a much lower standard of living and thus is able to pay its workforce about 15% what the U.S. can.

Doh!

This!!


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: 240 is Back on November 16, 2012, 09:59:40 AM
see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.

I love Ho-ho's, but its hard to spend $3 on a pack of 8 of them, ya know?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 10:02:48 AM
see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.

I love Ho-ho's, but its hard to spend $3 on a pack of 8 of them, ya know?



Yes. Thats what i said.   


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 10:06:18 AM
5,000 Union Dirtsbags cost the company and 13,000 other jobs, you cool wih that?

Those bosses who made those decisions should be hunted down and forced to answer to everyones' families. 


see, I view this as the market doing what the market does.

If you want cheap junk food cakes, Little Debbie is 1/2 to 1/3 the price of Hostess cakes.

If you want quality junk food, Entemanns is about the same price as hostess but way more quality.

I love Ho-ho's, but its hard to spend $3 on a pack of 8 of them, ya know?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 10:09:23 AM
5,000 Union Dirtsbags cost the company and 13,000 other jobs, you cool wih that?

Those bosses who made those decisions should be hunted down and forced to answer to everyones' families. 




The company was on a death mission anyway....it wasnt competeting and this was the cherry on top.  Blame the unions for 100% of it and turn it political.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 10:18:57 AM
Twinkie Party: The Loss of 18,000 Hostess Jobs Is All a Big Joke to ABC News
NewsBusters ^

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 12:56:40 PM by


The cast of Good Morning America on Friday treated the bankruptcy of Hostess and the loss of 18,500 jobs as a hilarious joke. Josh Elliott, George Stephanopoulos and others guffawed as they handed out Twinkies and ate them on set.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: 240 is Back on November 16, 2012, 10:26:37 AM
5,000 Union Dirtsbags cost the company and 13,000 other jobs, you cool wih that?

Those bosses who made those decisions should be hunted down and forced to answer to everyones' families. 

Where did I say I'm cool with the union crap?   I'm not.   I have said repeatedly I support slashing every union in america by HALF and waiting ten years, then re-evaluating.  They are needed in some extent - BUT at the same time, employers will abuse without them.

I'm just saying that from a consumer viewpoint, hostess falls in no mans land.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: 24KT on November 16, 2012, 10:46:19 AM
Twinkles and wonder brEad? 

Sends like more people woke up to the fact that that food is garbage. 

Market driven!  I like it.

EXACTLY!!! If they were producing a product that people wanted to buy, they wouldn't be in dire straits.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 07:24:34 PM
5,000 Union Dirtsbags cost the company and 13,000 other jobs, you cool wih that?

Those bosses who made those decisions should be hunted down and forced to answer to everyones' families. 



No 5000 union dirt bags demanded employees got compensated fairly while the execs of the company refused to change with the times and produce products people wanted to buy and as a result, the UNION (employees) loses out and the company loses out.

just like I said.

Its a FACT OF BUSINESS.

Yeah,

Market driven, market correcting itself.   

Companies or unions that don't adapt will die.

Consumers instead of regulations determining what is sold.  That's what you want.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 07:27:35 PM
No 5000 union dirt bags demanded employees got compensated fairly while the execs of the company refused to change with the times and produce products people wanted to buy and as a result, the UNION (employees) loses out and the company loses out.

just like I said.

Its a FACT OF BUSINESS.


5,000 union scumbags and communist leeches and parasitic thugs killed off the company 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 07:43:46 PM
5,000 union scumbags and communist leeches and parasitic thugs killed off the company 


The company representative just said:   "Even if the union accepted the 8% paycut, we'd have folded the company anyway. The restructured BK in 2009 just didnt work"


Like I said.....The union strike was just the cherry on top.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 07:59:04 PM
5,000 union scumbags and communist leeches and parasitic thugs killed off the company 

Incorrect, in addition to producing low grade snack food and making poor decisions when it came to evolving the company to change with the times they didn't take care of their employees.  then the Union pressed too hard in negotiating an agreement.

But Botton line, if the companys revenue was up they wouldn't be in this situation.

Chances are the execs refused to change because of arrogance.

And then repub spin doctors use a story like this to whip up support for repub ideals and the less intelligent eat it up like twinkies.   

At some point these republican spin doctors will see they are acting like those arrogant hostess execs and maybe see they are heading down the same path.

This is a big reason why the GOP couldnt win an election agiainst one of the worse presidents ever in Obama.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:00:25 PM
Incorrect, in addition to producing low grade snack food and making poor decisions when it came to evolving the company to change with the times they didn't take care of their employees.  then the Union pressed too hard in negotiating an agreement.

But Botton line, if the companys revenue was up they wouldn't be in this situation.

Chances are the execs refused to change because of arrogance.

And then repub spin doctors use a story like this to whip up support for repub ideals and the less intelligent eat it up like twinkies.   

At some point these republican spin doctors will see they are acting like those arrogant hostess execs and maybe see they are heading down the same path.

This is a big reason why the GOP couldnt win an election agiainst one of the worse presidents ever in Obama.

13,000 workers disagree. 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:01:09 PM

The company representative just said:   "Even if the union accepted the 8% paycut, we'd have folded the company anyway. The restructured BK in 2009 just didnt work"


Like I said.....The union strike was just the cherry on top.

But no, like usual the repub spin doctors beat the same drum expecting the same result.  Just like hostess, ignoring a simple fact like you just stated

And they wonder why they lost the election against a president as bad a jimmy carter.  


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:01:42 PM
13,000 workers disagree.  

300 million consumers don't.

Which the real root of the problem


It's thinking like this 33333 that cost you guys the election.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:03:39 PM
300,000,000 million consumers don't.


LOL    The union scumbags were supposed to go back to work right?   


I am LFMAO at this,     typical liberal socailist communist bs   


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:03:59 PM
This is why Obama is in the whitehouse.  It's because of thinking just like that.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:05:02 PM

LOL    The union scumbags were supposed to go back to work right?   


I am LFMAO at this,     typical liberal socailist communist bs   

No it is a fact of business. 

It's thinking like that that caused  you guys to lose a slam dunk election.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:06:16 PM
This story and your responses is a great example of an outdated, uncomprising dinosaur  that lost a slam dunk election. 

It's sad and tragic for America


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:09:26 PM

The company representative just said:   "Even if the union accepted the 8% paycut, we'd have folded the company anyway. The restructured BK in 2009 just didnt work"


Like I said.....The union strike was just the cherry on top.

And if this is true, it shows just out of touch of reality repub spin doctors are and the people who are falling for it. 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:10:23 PM
Us vs them didn't work for you.  How many slam dunk elections do you have to lose to understand that?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:10:39 PM
This story and your responses is a great example of an outdated, uncomprising dinosaur  that lost a slam dunk election. 

It's sad and tragic for America

 ;D    Yeah - you stupid liberal morons and idiots know better how to run business!!!!!  


LMFAO!!!!   I love this       Another 4 more more years w the communist thug messiah and everyone will b e jobless and you the moron libs will still be cljueless  


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:12:22 PM
;D    Yeah - you stupid liberal morons and idiots know better how to run business!!!!!  


LMFAO!!!!   I love this       Another 4 more more years w the communist thug messiah and everyone will b e jobless and you the moron libs will still be cljueless  

No, 33333, the GOP and the repubs are dumb ones.  You just lost an election against someone who you thought was worse than carter.

And you are still singing that same old time BS lol.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:12:30 PM
This is why Obama is in the whitehouse.  It's because of thinking just like that.

LMFAO - you stupid fucking dolts in CA are such a joke.   Do they even teach econ there any more.  LMFAOQ!!!!!   I can't describe how hard i am laughing AT YOU right now.  


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 08:13:42 PM
;D    Yeah - you stupid liberal morons and idiots know better how to run business!!!!!  


LMFAO!!!!   I love this       Another 4 more more years w the communist thug messiah and everyone will b e jobless and you the moron libs will still be cljueless  


Your so emotional 33333. Are you on your period??      


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:14:10 PM
LMFAO - you stupid fucking dolts in CA are such a joke.   Do they even teach econ there any more.  LMFAOQ!!!!!   I can't describe how hard i am laughing AT YOU right now.  

And the whole world isn't laughing at the GOP?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 08:15:02 PM
I think he gets drunk at nite ozmo. He loses common sense and rambles on :-\


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:18:13 PM
No, 33333, the GOP and the repubs are dumb ones.  You just lost an election against someone who you thought was worse than carter.

And you are still singing that same old time BS lol.


LOL!!!!!   I so love this!!!!   

Keep it up - you are providing laughs beyond anying. 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:19:28 PM

LOL!!!!!   I so love this!!!!   

Keep it up - you are providing laughs beyond anying. 

I am glad you are laughing.

I am not.  OB won, and that's not good. 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:24:27 PM

Your so emotional 33333. Are you on your period??      

No - I am laughing AT YOU!    The stupid fucks from Cali are a laughable joke!   You got your econ education from a coloring book and are ignorant and stupid 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:27:22 PM
No - I am laughing AT YOU!    The stupid fucks from Cali are a laughable joke!   You got your econ education from a coloring book and are ignorant and stupid 

What's more ignorant than losing to a president worse than Carter?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:28:02 PM
Us vs them didn't work for you.  How many slam dunk elections do you have to lose to understand that?

Bump.   :P


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 16, 2012, 08:28:38 PM
What's more ignorant than losing to a president worse than Carter?

Running R-money 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:29:42 PM
Running R-money 

And who did that? 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 16, 2012, 08:29:55 PM
No - I am laughing AT YOU!    The stupid fucks from Cali are a laughable joke!   You got your econ education from a coloring book and are ignorant and stupid 

LMAO. Standard 33333 comment.  I want my 5 seconds back from reading this.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Roger Bacon on November 16, 2012, 08:30:40 PM
Twinkies were really fucking amazingly good when I was a kid and had them at school from time to time.  

I had one like a month ago for the first time in like 15 years and it wasn't good at all.  


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 16, 2012, 08:31:36 PM
Remember I even hinted 6 months ago that it wasn't a good idea with Romeny.

And in your arrogance what did you say?

Something about land sliding.




Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: POB on November 16, 2012, 08:48:08 PM
LMFAO - you stupid fucking dolts in CA are such a joke.   Do they even teach econ there any more.  LMFAOQ!!!!!   I can't describe how hard i am laughing AT YOU right now.  

Your state voted democrat my friend, I think your neighbors must be laughing hard at YOU right now :D


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: 240 is Back on November 16, 2012, 09:38:14 PM
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Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: whork on November 17, 2012, 03:48:37 AM
This story and your responses is a great example of an outdated, uncomprising dinosaur  that lost a slam dunk election. 

It's sad and tragic for America

Booommm


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: orion on November 17, 2012, 05:30:07 AM
5,000 union scumbags and communist leeches and parasitic thugs killed off the company  

  The company was taken over by a hedge fund, their goal for the start was to close this company and sell off the assets and the rights to the product names such as Twinkies.  They have asked for concession repeatedly lowering the wages a baker makes from $48,000 a year to $25,000. How can anyone live on that?

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Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: chadstallion on November 17, 2012, 06:35:32 AM
First thing Bain Capital should invest in.
This could be the turning point for Mitt. He needs a job; let him fix the twinkies.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: magikusar on November 17, 2012, 09:37:40 AM
do dems really believe the fantasy that obama has created jobs?

everything obama does strangles business adn penalizes people for hiring more

why would expect anything but 2+million net jobs lost, and worse 10s of million of real jobs repalced by welfare jobs

dems wake up to reality


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: War-Horse on November 17, 2012, 11:06:16 AM
4,237,000 jobs have been created and saved during 2010- 2012. Look it up at bureau of labor statistics.

And this was done while the Party of NO was blocking 51 jobs bills to put America back to work......Imagine if republicans got rid of their racism and got something done this time.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: POB on November 17, 2012, 12:04:08 PM
First thing Bain Capital should invest in.
This could be the turning point for Mitt. He needs a job; let him fix the twinkies.

He prob will and twinkles will come from china with lead in them :D


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: orion on November 17, 2012, 12:14:08 PM
 The company was taken over by a hedge fund, their goal for the start was to close this company and sell off the assets and the rights to the product names such as Twinkies.  They have asked for concession repeatedly lowering the wages a baker makes from $48,000 a year to $25,000. How can anyone live on that?

.

I'd like to know who the hell edited my post.  I tore 333 a new asshole and it was removed??  Did he go crying to Ron that someone called him out?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 17, 2012, 12:17:21 PM
I'd like to know who the hell edited my post.  I tore 333 a new asshole and it was removed??  Did he go crying to Ron that someone called him out?

I did.

Read the forum rules. (top of page stickies)

The new rules were forewarned for a week.

Thank you.   :)


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: orion on November 17, 2012, 07:03:36 PM
I did.

Read the forum rules. (top of page stickies)

The new rules were forewarned for a week.

Thank you.   :)

If I want to follow rules I'll go to Bodybuilding.com


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 17, 2012, 07:39:01 PM
If I want to follow rules I'll go to Bodybuilding.com

Lol whatever  :)

If you can't make a point without insulting or attacking someone, this isn't he place for you.

PS: it applies to everyone.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: chadstallion on November 18, 2012, 05:58:39 AM
He prob will and twinkles will come from china with lead in them :D
well said !! ;D


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: chadstallion on November 18, 2012, 06:00:24 AM
I'd like to know who the hell edited my post.  I tore 333 a new asshole and it was removed??  Did he go crying to Ron that someone called him out?
please....
be nice to 333386. He was gone then he returned.
Prodigal Son-like.
Let's play nice with him as his nerves are shot from the elections.
Plus, he only needs one A-hole.  ;)


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: orion on November 18, 2012, 06:15:15 AM
Lol whatever  :)

If you can't make a point without insulting or attacking someone, this isn't he place for you.

PS: it applies to everyone.

Have you even read any of 333's posts?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: littledumbells on November 18, 2012, 07:04:06 AM
He prob will and twinkles will come from china with lead in them :D


   Nah, They will more likely be contaminated with melamine


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 18, 2012, 08:03:14 AM
Have you even read any of 333's posts?

I have easily read 10k of his non cut and paste posts and Have been in easily hundreds of heated debates with him over the last 4 years.

Where have you been?  I have been moderator on this forum since the beginning about 6 years ago and haven't seen you here much.  Or are you getting your user accounts mixed up?


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: orion on November 18, 2012, 08:31:26 AM
I have easily read 10k of his non cut and paste posts and Have been in easily hundreds of heated debates with him over the last 4 years.

Where have you been?  I have been moderator on this forum since the beginning about 6 years ago and haven't seen you here much.  Or are you getting your user accounts mixed up?

I am not a big poster, GB is not my life.  I only have one account.  But you can't tell me that his anti Obama rants aren't racist. We all know that thug is just another word for black.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 18, 2012, 08:44:59 AM
I am not a big poster, GB is not my life.  I only have one account.  But you can't tell me that his anti Obama rants aren't racist. We all know that thug is just another word for guy.

I don't see the word thug as a racist slur.


thug   [thuhg] 
noun
1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.
2.( sometimes initial capital letter ) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Thug?s=t (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Thug?s=t)



Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Straw Man on November 18, 2012, 09:45:37 AM
I don't see the word thug as a racist slur.


thug   [thuhg]  
noun
1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer.
2.( sometimes initial capital letter ) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Thug?s=t (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Thug?s=t)

I've gotta say this is kind of a joke

The mods let 333 run wild for the last 4 years with him personally attacking lots of people for nothing more than not agreeing with his insane point of view.  Mods have also let him attack the first family calling them ghetto scum and far worse and now he's allowed to run amok with 5 different gimmicks.

Why the sudden decision to censor and sanitize this board.   The posters pretty much took care of all the crap on their own


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Straw Man on November 18, 2012, 09:58:32 AM
I am not a big poster, GB is not my life.  I only have one account.  But you can't tell me that his anti Obama rants aren't racist. We all know that thug is just another word for guy.

333 has freely admitted he's a racist and a complete asshole

he seems proud of both


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 18, 2012, 10:03:57 AM
I've gotta say this is kind of a joke

The mods let 333 run wild for the last 4 years with him personally attacking lot's of people for nothing more than not agreeing with his insane point of view.  Mods have also let him attack the first family calling them ghetto scum and far worse and now he's allowed to run amok with 5 different gimmicks.

Why the sudden decision to censor and sanitize this board.   The posters pretty much took care of all the crap on their own

It was a long time coming Straw.  No particular person was the sole instigator for the change.  The board was ran within its rules.  However the trend was that many discussions digressed into abusive ad hom.

If a person can't make a point without personally attacking, insulting, name calling, badgering, baiting, etc.  this isn't the place for them.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Fury on November 18, 2012, 10:08:38 AM
I've gotta say this is kind of a joke

The mods let 333 run wild for the last 4 years with him personally attacking lots of people for nothing more than not agreeing with his insane point of view.  Mods have also let him attack the first family calling them ghetto scum and far worse and now he's allowed to run amok with 5 different gimmicks.

Why the sudden decision to censor and sanitize this board.   The posters pretty much took care of all the crap on their own

Are you really crying about gimmicks after what the mods have let Blacken/Whork do for the last 4 years? Stop whining.

You're arguably one of the worst on this board when it comes to derailing threads into ad hominem attacks.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Straw Man on November 18, 2012, 10:23:19 AM
Are you really crying about gimmicks after what the mods have let Blacken/Whork do for the last 4 years? Stop whining.

You're arguably one of the worst on this board when it comes to derailing threads into ad hominem attacks.

if that were even remotely true I'm sure I would have heard about it from someone credible (i.e. not you)




Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Straw Man on November 18, 2012, 10:27:51 AM
It was a long time coming Straw.  No particular person was the sole instigator for the change.  The board was ran within its rules.  However the trend was that many discussions digressed into abusive ad hom.

If a person can't make a point without personally attacking, insulting, name calling, badgering, baiting, etc.  this isn't the place for them.

I'd like to see you apply that to the posters who feel this board is nothing more than the place to vomit their hatred of the POTUS, his family and anyone who doesn't agree with their point of view

the posters on this board pretty much took care of these idiots but if you're going to actually step into that role I hope it will be comprehensive and fair

personally, I'm not too interested in a censored and politically "sanitized" board


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: OzmO on November 18, 2012, 10:38:27 AM
I'd like to see you apply that to the posters who feel this board is nothing more than the place to vomit their hatred of the POTUS, his family and anyone who doesn't agree with their point of view

personally, I'm not too interested in a censored and politically "sanitized" board

Censoring people's opinions about the President or his family would make it a "sanitized" board.  I am not interested in that either.  Anyone is free to voice their hatred for the president.  What they are no longer free to do on this board is personally attack, insult, name call, badger, bait etc. another poster. (that's what is meant by personal attacks)

If a person a wrong about something, show them why with a good argument.  And a good argument is free of ad-hom.  A sign of a bad argument has ad-hom in it.  

Quote
the posters on this board pretty much took care of these idiots but if you're going to actually step into that role I hope it will be comprehensive and fair

The posters on the board really didn't take care of it by way of further abusive ad-hom.  It just turned the place into a elementary school play ground (which i also participated in)  So many points and counter points digressed into insult wars.

I have always tried to be fair in modding. What's easy about this (and hard at the same time), is that it's a rule that applies to everyone.



 


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: Fury on November 18, 2012, 10:39:50 AM
if that were even remotely true I'm sure I would have heard about it from someone credible (i.e. not you)




You don't even talk politics. You and your buddies do nothing more than follow 333 around and derail every thread with attacks on him. You played a major role in running this board into the ground.

I'd like to see you apply that to the posters who feel this board is nothing more than the place to vomit their hatred of the POTUS, his family and anyone who doesn't agree with their point of view

the posters on this board pretty much took care of these idiots but if you're going to actually step into that role I hope it will be comprehensive and fair

personally, I'm not too interested in a censored and politically "sanitized" board

Leave then. Trust me, no one will care. You seem to think you're important on here. I don't understand why as you're an  individual who brings nothing whatsoever to any thread you post in.


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: POB on November 18, 2012, 11:35:25 AM
I've gotta say this is kind of a joke

The mods let 333 run wild for the last 4 years with him personally attacking lots of people for nothing more than not agreeing with his insane point of view.  Mods have also let him attack the first family calling them ghetto scum and far worse and now he's allowed to run amok with 5 different gimmicks.

Why the sudden decision to censor and sanitize this board.   The posters pretty much took care of all the crap on their own

That mgicuser is him for sure with no spell check, starts 10 topics/day and is the only poster in them


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: andreisdaman on November 18, 2012, 12:09:08 PM
I think the real problem with Hostess is that they just weren't releveant any more...I grew up eating all of their junk as did my friends...when I was a kid, you couldn't walk into a corner store without seeing their products...

I remember when their devil dogs were actually as big as a real hotdog.....they used to be 10 cents...I would buy six of them everyday and eat them at lunch time when I was in 9th grade.....they were awesome

loved the apple pies as well and the twinkies I was realy hooked on for awhile....they were addictive..

however today the kids no longer eat them...they don't advertise the brand on TV....I think the management was basically stagnant in terms of marketing to a new generation....


Title: Re: Unions kills off Twinkie. 18,000 to lose jobs due to Union Thugs
Post by: 24KT on November 18, 2012, 01:35:14 PM
Hostess management, which is currently blaming unions for killing the Twinkie, awarded company execs absurdly large raises around the same time as filing for bankruptcy in January 2012 - including a 300% pay raise for then-CEO Brian Driscoll.

According to the the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union:

"As the company was preparing to file for bankruptcy earlier this year, the then CEO of Hostess was awarded a 300 percent raise (from approximately $750,000 to $2,550,000) and at least nine other top executives of the company received massive pay raises. One such executive received a pay increase from $500,000 to $900,000 and another received one taking his salary from $375,000 to $656,256."

This is such a striking piece of evidence undermining the myth that organized labor killed Hostess.


The unions killed Hostess…another right wing myth.
by Mark Anderson - FRI NOV 16, 2012 AT 03:00 PM PST

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/dk-production/images/6380/small/Hostess-Twinkies.jpg?1347982467)
It could survive a nuclear war,
...but not vulture capitalism



As a little boy in fourth or fifth grade I had a crush on a little girl. We used to eat lunch together every day and every single day I would try to trade something out of my lunch for the Twinkie that her mother packed in her lunch. I was disappointed every time as she never traded me for one of those golden cream filled cakes. (Why she did not want my bologna and ketchup with crushed Fritos sandwich is beyond me.) To this day I still kid her about not giving up those Twinkies.

When I met my first drill sergeant in the Army one of the very first things he screamed at me was that I "wasn’t (expletive deleted) at home sittin' on the (expletive deleted) couch eatin' (expletive deleted) Twinkies and drinkin' (expletive deleted) Mountain Dew." How I wanted the comfort of a (expletive deleted) Twinkie right at that moment.

Today it has been announced that Hostess along with Wonder Bread is going out of business. Of course the right-wingers are foaming at the mouth claiming that it is the unions' fault what with their ridiculous demands of fair compensation for work given to the company. Of course none of those on the right will acknowledge the CEO at Hostess got a 300 percent raise from $750,000 to $2,250,000. Now, I find $750,000 to be an outrageous amount of money for anyone to make ... $2.2 million is beyond outrageous and a 300 percent raise is well into the territory of obscene greed.

The average employee salary for Hostess employees is approximately $43,000 a year. The CEO makes $2.2 million, and management is asking for further wage and benefits concession, seriously? Hostess will live on—the brands of Hostess, Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Wonder Bread, etc., are too valuable to be left to die. The brands and bakeries will be sold and some other vulture capital firm will provide financing and new non-union employees will be hired. My guess is that the new non-union employees will make less in pay and benefits than the average union wage of today.

To place the blame on the backs of the very people who built Hostess is wrong. It was the union bakers, the union line workers, the union route drivers that made Hostess into what it was. Not some CEO sitting behind a desk pulling in more money in one year than I will earn in a lifetime. It is also certainly not some vulture capitalist piling debt onto the company while sucking the profit out like a five year old sucks the cream filling out of a Twinkie. The unions didn’t kill Hostess ... it was greed that killed Hostess.

Today, I will go to the grocery store and purchase my last box of union-made Twinkies (possibly the first one I have purchased in twenty years). I will share them with my son and tell him stories of Twinkie the kid, how a little girl would not share her Twinkies with me and what my drill sergeant thought of them.