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Ding Dong, Twinkie is dead thanks to Obamas, US economy and unions
Bayoubuzz.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Jeff Crouere

Posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:46 PM PST by Marketfly1

The corporate closure will eliminate not only jobs, but 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States. While some workers bucked threats from union bosses and returned to work, it was not enough. "The problem is we don't have enough crossing those lines to maintain normal production,” said Rayburn.

So, this ends a company that has been in business since 1930 providing delicious treats to generations of customers. While it is a sad day for most Americans, one person who will be celebrating is First Lady Michelle Obama, who is the self-appointed healthy eating czar in our country. She famously told her husband that he could not eat a fried Twinkie at the Iowa State Fair. Not long ago, Mrs. Obama bashed Gabby Douglas, Olympic gymnast and Gold Medalist, for craving the taste of an Egg McMuffin after the games.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: flotus; michelleobama; mobama; obama; twinkie; unions; useconomy

1 posted on 11/16/2012 2:14:51 PM PST by Marketfly1
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To: Marketfly1

You can still buy an unopened box of Twinkies for $1,500 on EBay


2 posted on 11/16/2012 2:18:26 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: Marketfly1

You have to understand the business side of this. The various elements of Hostess will continue on...but manufactured in mostly non-union states. There will be a period when the company is broken up, and pieces sold off. The name for each item is worth a fair amount of money....so manufacturing will start back up by spring of 2013 at ‘friendly’ locations. This whole element is about a business finding a better way to sell their product at a cheaper rate...nothing more than that. The union guys? They really didn’t grasp the game being played until it was too late.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 2:22:48 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Marketfly1

Maybe Obama will rush in and give away another $6 trillion of our tax dollars to “save” the Hostess DingDong Union (how appropriate that is!)

Oh, I forgot. Michelle is against “junk food.”

Scratch that!

smile
smile


4 posted on 11/16/2012 2:24:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Marketfly1

I cleand out a store of Twinkies and Ho Ho’s today. Woo Hoo - I’m rich now! lol


5 posted on 11/16/2012 2:25:58 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Marketfly1

King Obama is happy with the layoffs. More to collect freebies and become dedicated communists Democrats.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 2:26:57 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Marketfly1

And the union is blaming Romney and Bain for the demise, not their greed.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:44 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: pepsionice

They are liquidating everything so that could happen. Little Debbie (McKee Foods) can pick up the slack and they based here in TN.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 2:27:58 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Marketfly1

I blame Moochele the first Wookie.


9 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:26 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: Marketfly1

I’ll never forgive the unions for destroying my Susie-Q’s .....


10 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:41 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Fledermaus

Yeah...enjoy your riches....until those Twinkies start turning blue from mold haha. May be you should just eat your riches before too late?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 2:28:41 PM PST by entropy12 (3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: Marketfly1

Government takeover of Twinkies is coming soon, and there will be billions spent developing sugar free, fat free veggie fruit Twinkies produced in carbon free factories by union workers on Obamacare.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 2:30:07 PM PST by pallis
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To: pepsionice

Didn’t you hear? The WH has a petition up for the government to take over Hostess like it did GM. Nationalize cupcakes and twinks...uh, I mean twinkies.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 2:30:29 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: entropy12

Hmmmm, can I freeze them?


14 posted on 11/16/2012 2:31:02 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Marketfly1

15 posted on 11/16/2012 2:32:51 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Fledermaus

I thought Mrs. Freshley’s had bought out Little Debbie.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 2:33:26 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: tsowellfan
You can still buy an unopened box of Twinkies for $1,500 on EBay

Someone is selling a box of 20 for $2,000,000 on Amazon.com.

17 posted on 11/16/2012 2:33:34 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: pepsionice
You have to understand the business side of this. The various elements of Hostess will continue on...but manufactured in mostly non-union states. There will be a period when the company is broken up, and pieces sold off. The name for each item is worth a fair amount of money....so manufacturing will start back up by spring of 2013 at ‘friendly’ locations. This whole element is about a business finding a better way to sell their product at a cheaper rate...nothing more than that. The union guys? They really didn’t grasp the game being played until it was too late.

Given how unhealthy they are though, I wouldn't be surprised if the Obama administration bans them from being reintroduced. We know Bloomberg would do it.

18 posted on 11/16/2012 2:33:40 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Terry Mross
Nationalize cupcakes and twinks

Bawney Fwank just signed that petition.

19 posted on 11/16/2012 2:33:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fledermaus

That’s what I’M wondering ... how long will they keep in the freezer?


20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:33:55 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Marketfly1
Obama's Most Favorite

Cream-Filled Twinkie!

21 posted on 11/16/2012 2:34:26 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Logical me

No net gain here. They already were Democrats.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 2:36:10 PM PST by ffusco (The President will return this country to what it once was...An arctic wasteland covered in ice.)
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To: null and void

Isn’t he instead a feces-filled Twinkie?


23 posted on 11/16/2012 2:37:48 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Marketfly1

No woman with that much junk eats health food. My guess is she’s the iconic poster child for “do as I say, not as I do.”

That said, I bet the First Mooch can polish off a box of Ding Dongs faster than The Bolt runs 100m.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 2:38:40 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Marketfly1

Be proud, dumba55 unions — you unbuilt that!! Enjoy your coming poverty — hope all you union pukes lose your homes.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 2:39:54 PM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: All

More specifically, I’m wondering if they would keep in the freezer long enough for weed legalization gets to Texas. Just once before I die, I’d like to re-experience the 70’s with a box of Ding Songs and Twinkies.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 2:40:25 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: newfreep

Okay, that is awesome.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 2:40:55 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Badabing Badablonde

This should be Michelle’s theme song:

You know I love that organic cooking
I always ask for more
And they call me Mr Natural
On down to the health food store
I only eat good sea salt
White sugar don’t touch my lips
And my friends is always begging me
To take them on macrobiotic trips
Yes, they are
Oh, but at night I stake out my strong box
That I keep under lock and key
And I take it off to my closet
Where nobody else can see
I open that door so slowly
Take a peek up north and south
Then I pull out a Hostess Twinkie
And I pop it in my mouth
Yeah, in the daytime I’m Mr Natural
Just as healthy as I can be
But at night I’m a junk food junkie
Good lord have pity on me
Well, at lunchtime you can always find me
At the Whole Earth Vitamin Bar
Just sucking on my plain white yogurt
From my hand thrown pottery jar
And sippin’ a little hand pressed cider
With a carrot stick for dessert
And wiping my face in a natural way
On the sleeve of my peasant shirt
Oh, yeah
Ah, but when that clock strikes midnight
And I’m all by myself
I work that combination on my secret hideaway shelf
And I pull out some Fritos corn chips
Dr Pepper and an ole Moon Pie
Then I sit back in glorious expectation
Of a genuine junk food high
Oh yeah, in the daytime I’m Mr Natural
Just as healthy as I can be
Oh, but at night I’m a junk food junkie
Good lord have pity on me
My friends down at the commune
They think I’m pretty neat
Oh, I don’t know nothing about arts and crafts
But I give ‘em all something to eat
I’m a friend to old Euell Gibbons
And I only eat home grown spice
I got a John Keats autographed Grecian urn
Filled up with my brown rice
Yes, I do
Oh, folks but lately I hae been spotted
With a Big Mac on my breath
Stumbling into a Colonel Sanders
With a face as white as death
I’m aftraid someday they’ll find me
Just stretched out on my bed
With a handful of Pringles potato chips
And a Ding Dong by my head
In the daytime I’m Mr Natural
Just as healthy as I can be
But at night I’m a junk food junkie
Good lord have pity on me


28 posted on 11/16/2012 2:41:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Ooops forgot the credit: Junk Food Junkie by Larry Groce


29 posted on 11/16/2012 2:42:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nita Nupress

LOL! Dang spellchecker made me look like I’m already there.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 2:42:27 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Marketfly1

Screw you, unions.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 2:52:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Marketfly1
Tell him about the Twinkie...."What about the Twinkie?"


32 posted on 11/16/2012 2:52:18 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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To: Marketfly1

The left wing loonies are blaming it on evil venture capitalists. Never mind that the company had over $850 million in debt and could not service the debt without a full workforce. The only ones I feel sorry for are the managers and owners and workers who crossed the picket lines.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Marketfly1
Eating chocolate covered Donettes and coffee as we speak.
34 posted on 11/16/2012 2:53:57 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Marketfly1
Krimptets > Twinkies

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35 posted on 11/16/2012 2:54:36 PM PST by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: pepsionice
You have to understand the business side of this. The various elements of Hostess will continue on...but manufactured in mostly non-union states. There will be a period when the company is broken up, and pieces sold off. The name for each item is worth a fair amount of money....so manufacturing will start back up by spring of 2013 at ‘friendly’ locations. This whole element is about a business finding a better way to sell their product at a cheaper rate...nothing more than that. The union guys? They really didn’t grasp the game being played until it was too late.

Wouldn't it be sweet if Bain Capital were to buy up all of the company's trademarks and assets? I wonder how many people's heads would explode. :=)

They then could reopen the facilities (at least the ones in right-to-work states) and return the company to profitability.

36 posted on 11/16/2012 2:58:55 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

I suspect Bain is looking at the possibility of buying it.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 3:25:28 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Marketfly1

Keep out the web page

http://www.hostessstrike.info/


38 posted on 11/16/2012 3:34:19 PM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Lera

Thumbs up to that! Tastykakes are great.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 3:42:41 PM PST by gotribe
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To: Nita Nupress; Fledermaus
You should be able to freeze them and frozen foods keep indefinitely. We always froze our Ding Dongs and similar snack cakes out of preference.

People freeze slices of wedding cake after all, right?

40 posted on 11/16/2012 3:43:42 PM PST by newzjunkey (Still waiting for Akin defenders to come clean and apologize...)
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To: Fzob

Union web site is overloaded, “bandwidth exceeded” message. I was hoping they had a blog or forum.


41 posted on 11/16/2012 3:45:54 PM PST by gotribe
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To: Nita Nupress

Probably quite a long time if you freeze them so they don’t crush and then move them to Foodsaver bags.


42 posted on 11/16/2012 3:47:44 PM PST by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: All

Twinkies can survive a nuclear war but not Obama’s second term.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 3:58:45 PM PST by Kolath
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To: dfwgator

Blast from the past......thanks! :)


44 posted on 11/16/2012 4:04:51 PM PST by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Marketfly1; All

GREAT NEWS, COMRADES!!!!

18,500 of our Mostly-Union brothers at Hostess Brands have received HOPE-N-CHANGE!, in the Glorious struggle against prosperity, and the bringing forward of the Glorious Socialist World of Next Tuesday!(tm).

And, as an added bonus, we have finally vanquished the EVIL TWINKIE!

Join us in welcoming these brothers in to the great Democrat-voting society, and help them with their transition to Welfare, Medicaid, Obamaphones, EBT Cards, and all of the other glorious benefits of the Socialist Revolution!

Signed:
SEIU
ACORN
Moveon.Borg
MediaMatters
Your Mainstream Media
Barack Obama


45 posted on 11/16/2012 4:22:28 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: newfreep

“Hostess Shrugged”....

GREAT PIC! Unfortunately, some will get the point, most will not.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 4:29:32 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Marketfly1

fwiw, they will still be made in Canada.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/snack-giant-hostess-shuttering-us-business-but-canada-unaffected/article5365001/


47 posted on 11/16/2012 4:34:35 PM PST by kanawa
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To: pepsionice
Now they will be made by illegal immigrants making seven bucks and hour.

Impeach the kenyan or secession.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 4:56:40 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett; newzjunkey; Fledermaus

Thanks! I put most of them in the freezer, so we’ll see how that goes.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 5:37:31 PM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: newzjunkey

Yeah, good point. I’m off to buy more, it’s like Cabbage Patch dolls again! lol


50 posted on 11/16/2012 9:32:41 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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