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Twinkie Party: The Loss of 18,000 Hostess Jobs Is All a Big Joke to ABC News
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Posted on 11/16/2012 9:56:40 AM PST by chessplayer

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.


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KEYWORDS: abc; abcnews; commiefilth; enemedia; hostess; layoffs; liberalmedia; nomore; shitphanopoulos; twinkies; unemployment; uniongreed; unions
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1 posted on 11/16/2012 9:56:47 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Let them laugh.. they will be in the street soon too.... and those of us that know how to survive without the ‘necessities’ will outlive them all. ‘nuff said.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 9:58:48 AM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: chessplayer

Sick.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 9:58:56 AM PST by Jane Long ("Miss me yet?" - Mitt)
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To: chessplayer

They see the closure as an Obama success story.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 9:58:58 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldsten of the modern era.)
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To: chessplayer

Let them eat cake....


5 posted on 11/16/2012 9:59:43 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: chessplayer

Those jobs are gone.

Whatever bakeries buys up the brands and recipes is not going to need the workers and facilities.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 9:59:55 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Well, when it goes dark on the set they won’t be laughing.


7 posted on 11/16/2012 10:00:25 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: chessplayer
Yeah, I guess now that you mention it, it is pretty funny to see all those Union workers standing on the unemployment line. Hahahaha... wow, that is funny!

Laugh it up funny boy.

8 posted on 11/16/2012 10:01:39 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: chessplayer

Considering ABC news is itself a joke, is this a surprise?


9 posted on 11/16/2012 10:03:32 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: GeronL

Sadly, Hostess will be “parted-out” like and old pickup truck...


10 posted on 11/16/2012 10:03:48 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: chessplayer

Big Media are evil people, who revel in other folks’ misery.

“DIRTY LAUNDRY”

Songwriters: HENLEY, DON / KORTCHMAR, DANNY

I make my living off the Evening News
Just give me something-something I can use
People love it when you lose,
They love dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been an actor, but I wound up here
I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em all around

We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you ‘bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
It’s interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You don’t really need to find out what’s going on
You don’t really want to know just how far it’s gone
Just leave well enough love
Eat your dirty laundry

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down

Kick ‘em when they’re up
Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re stiff
Kick ‘em all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers in everybody’s pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do “The Innuendo”
We can dance and sing
When it’s said and done we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that Crap is King
Give us dirty laundry!


11 posted on 11/16/2012 10:04:48 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: chessplayer

Big Bird is saved, but Obama has killed the Twinkie.

Twinkie has been around my entire life, I remember eating them when I was in first grade...

Good bye, America, I am glad that I once knew you.


12 posted on 11/16/2012 10:04:48 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

“Let them it snack cakes”

Its good to be a media elite.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 10:05:14 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: chessplayer

Contact info:

http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3068843

Let ‘em know how you feel (won’t do much good, but at least you have let them know).


14 posted on 11/16/2012 10:06:54 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: chessplayer
I've been looking for an article that specifies the average compensation package for a Hostess Bakery production line baker...but I can't find it.

I thought I'd seen that info about a year ago. But for whatever reason I can't seem to find it today...may be using the wrong words to search with.

15 posted on 11/16/2012 10:07:00 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: chessplayer

One percenters laughing at the 99. I thought they were the compassionate ones.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 10:07:49 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Obadiah

The union consists of about 5,000 members. nearly 19,000 are out of work. I suspect another few thousand will be out of work as well.

If you’ve ever lived in a town with one or two large factories that close, you’ve seen the job loss spread to restaurants, gas stations, hardware stores, etc.


17 posted on 11/16/2012 10:08:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

The Obamas wanted people to stop eating junk food. Maybe Little Debbie is next and they can really be happy about putting so many people out of work.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 10:08:33 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: chessplayer

Let them mock and ridicule - lack of basic math is on display. Like ‘the boy’ never had a real job much less run a lemonade stand. Side note: Turn off the maggots! Starve the beast!


19 posted on 11/16/2012 10:09:33 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: chessplayer

Just think of the millions of conservatives who would think it hilarious to see Georgie S. with a sign: I lie for food.

There should be NO sponsors for these ignorant clowns who get paid for entertaining each other. We haven’t watched their trashy show since we got cable 11 years ago.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 10:09:43 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

If I had it my way, these elitists would be kicked out of their rent-controlled suites and be forced to live like commoners. So out of touch !


21 posted on 11/16/2012 10:10:01 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: chessplayer

Marie Antoinette used to dress up like a shepherdess and said “Let them eat cake.”

Georgie S. and the rest of the ABC gang dress up like journalists and say “let them eat Twinkies.”

It was all in good fun. Until it wasn’t.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 10:11:01 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: tuffydoodle

That was the goal of the ‘pink slime’ meme, but it failed.


23 posted on 11/16/2012 10:12:19 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: chessplayer

Rush is talking about this now.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 10:12:31 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: cripplecreek

From what I understand, Hostess was negotiating with the Teamsters union and the Bakers union. Teamsters agreed on the contract but the Bakers held out, causing everyone to lose their jobs. I was once a union worker many years ago, Communication Workers of America, and the union was geared towards keeping the dumbest, laziest employees in their jobs, the smart hard workers didn’t need any help.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 10:12:47 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: RavenATB

Some former Hostess brand employee salaries:

http://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/Hostess-Brands-Salaries-E329177.htm


26 posted on 11/16/2012 10:13:07 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: cripplecreek

10-4. My home town used to have several textile mills, several cast iron pipe shops, and thread making mills. All are basically gone now except for one or two small pipe type shops. They were all bought up and moved off. Many of the shut up old rag tag buildings are still standing. Some just fell down and others burned down.


27 posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: chessplayer

I do so hope that when the war finally breaks out people will realize that the media, for the most part, is a viable target and enemy of this constitutional republic as founded.
General Sherman himself considered them spies and said even if he hung them all they would churn a story out from hell by breakfast time.
Some things never change.


28 posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:31 AM PST by JoshuaLawrenceChamberlain
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To: chessplayer

I know a dozen or so Hostess delivery guys, some for 20 years. (I deliver beverages) It’s sad to see people you known for many years become unemployed. In this case it wasn’t Obama but the union pension funding that sunk the company, along with the chain stores operating their own bakeries and stiff competition from non union bakeries (Little Debbie, Bimbo etc..) The local radio stations also made much fun about the twinkie loss etc...not much sympathy of the 100 or so local people now out of work.


29 posted on 11/16/2012 10:16:43 AM PST by Naplm
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To: chessplayer

It would be precious to learn that Good Morning America, through a confusing list of mergers and purchases, is a subsidiary of Hostess Inc.


30 posted on 11/16/2012 10:17:05 AM PST by Noamie
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To: cripplecreek

Obama’s economic policy = Trickle down poverty.


31 posted on 11/16/2012 10:17:39 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: tuffydoodle

I was AFL-CIO myself but was lucky enough to be in a local that had enough brains to recognize that putting ourselves out of work wasn’t a good idea. We even had a no strike clause that the national AFL-CIO didn’t care for but the UAW wanted us so we really had the nationals over a barrel.

Aside from that we were definitely a union with a lot of idiotic union attitudes about work. I hated it.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 10:17:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, I totally get that. I was attempting to be sarcastic over the obscene way that the ABC Democrats Tonight portrayed this. It’s so freakin’ funny when it’s Obama, but if this were Bush it would be a national tragic event.

They are so utterly corrupt.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: Huskrrrr

it’s OK, Barack O Clause is comin to town.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: chessplayer
They wouldn't be laughing if the Skittles plant shut down.

Besides those union workers, other workers (engineering, office) lost their jobs too. This is a horrific day for those who loved their jobs at Wonder Bread and for those of us who bought their products.

I suppose it is a day of victory for the union workers who got what they wanted. Nevertheless, it's a day when a whole bunch of union workers lost their ability to continue paying union dues.

35 posted on 11/16/2012 10:18:47 AM PST by MamaDearest
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To: chessplayer

Hostess rush: Shoppers stocking up on Hostess Twinkies, Ho Ho’s, cupcakes, fruit pies

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/money/consumer/dont_waste_your_money/Hostess-rush-Shoppers-stocking-up-on-Hostess-Twinkies-Ho-Hos-cupcakes-fruit-pies


36 posted on 11/16/2012 10:20:16 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: tuffydoodle

You can bet that Popeye’s Fried Chicken won’t ever close.
(Chicago)


37 posted on 11/16/2012 10:21:01 AM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: TruthWillWin
Obama’s economic policy = Trickle down poverty.

That's exactly what it is.
38 posted on 11/16/2012 10:21:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

And to think the song was actually written in 1982!


39 posted on 11/16/2012 10:21:44 AM PST by getarope (Time for the repubs to grow some balls and STOP the Kenyan in his tracks NOW!)
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To: cripplecreek

If you’ve ever lived in a town with one or two large factories that close, you’ve seen the job loss spread to restaurants, gas stations, hardware stores, etc.

- - - - - -
Exactly. The ripple effect from this will be huge.


40 posted on 11/16/2012 10:21:52 AM PST by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Thanks. I found that earlier this morning. But it doesn't show the pay for the “line swine” bakers, and it doesn't show the benefits costs for anyone.

I appreciate your help though.

41 posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:23 AM PST by RavenATB
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To: chessplayer
Video here
42 posted on 11/16/2012 10:22:33 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Huskrrrr

I bet they won’t be laughing when TSHF, those occupy sorts were pretty crazy and there will be more angry people to add to the mob.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that crowd started dragging them out of the building. I may laugh when I see the crazy socialist animals do that.


43 posted on 11/16/2012 10:23:53 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: chessplayer

Ahem...

They are not laughing about this. They are not joking about this. They are CELEBRATING! Another 18,000 Americans are now captives. They will receive their unemployment, food stamps and other government “assistance.” It is simply another 18,000 added to the roles of government dependants and 18,000 closer to the goal of 100% government dependency.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 10:24:33 AM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: ArrogantBustard

Wow, a song that foretold the future. How strange.


45 posted on 11/16/2012 10:24:35 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: GeronL

Can you explain why not? I’m serious, not being snarky.


46 posted on 11/16/2012 10:24:39 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Naplm

When people are yukking it up about Hostess closing, making jokes about how much they hated twinkies anyway, they obviously aren’t even considering how much a large town employer shutting down will also affect the local economy. All those jobless people won’t be spending nearly as much money at other businesses, so they also suffer losses. This is not a laughing matter.


47 posted on 11/16/2012 10:26:07 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle

The union principle at work where each figure represents a workers input:
90+70+70+70=300
300/4=75

95+70+70+70+70=375
375/5=75

100+70+70+70+70+70=450
450/6=75


48 posted on 11/16/2012 10:27:00 AM 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: FerociousRabbit

You’re right.
More 99ers.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 10:27:10 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: knife6375; getarope

I think the song was a fair description of reality in 1982 (has it really been that long?) when it was written.


50 posted on 11/16/2012 10:30:31 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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