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    Striking Unions Put Twinkies out of Business

    19,000 striking union workers are now out of work.

    Raw: Christie Won't Answer Twinkie Query



    Congratulations, unions! After deciding to strike instead of taking an 8% pay cut, 100% of Hostess’ employees will be taking a 100% pay cut. That’s right, the unthinkable is happening — Hostess, the maker of the American classic treats like Ho Ho’s and Twinkies, is going out of business.
    http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/16/ho-ho-noooo-union-forces-twinkies-out-of-business/

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    Unions knew in advance that if they struck, Hostess would shut down.
    They struck anyways!
    Expecting their union loving president, obama, to bail them out and force Hostess to stay open.

    Looks like Grupo Bimbo may buy all or part of Hostess.

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    Twinkies are now for sale on Craigslist and Ebay for between $20-$50 a box.

    Price of Twinkies skyrocket online as Hostess plans to shut down - NY Daily News

    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Unions knew in advance that if they struck, Hostess would shut down.
    They struck anyways!
    Expecting their union loving president, obama, to bail them out and force Hostess to stay open.
    One more victory for Michelle Obama's War on Fat!

    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Looks like Grupo Bimbo may buy all or part of Hostess.
    Grupo Bimbo could make a buck with pineapple and mango filled twinkes.

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    Am I the only guy who has lost respect for Chris Christie? I mean, I'm all for bi-partisan cooperation, but his gushing, and more importantly the timing of his gushing about Obama makes him either a) the dumbest politician alive, b) secretly desirous of Romney's failure, leaving a 2016 run open for himself, or c) a loose cannon without enough self control and discipline to know that his actions damaged Romney's prospects this cycle.

    To be fair, I would have not voted for him for president because of his weight alone, but now the guy has given me real reason not to respect or like him, against my own inclinations.

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    Christie couldve been a little less effusive. The handholding and the awkaward kiss was ok, butt the public bj seemed unnecessary.

    Meanwhile in Twinkieville... The Unions held their ground and "won". Bet their workers are buttsore.
    Especially since the union guys that put them up to it still have their jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    Meanwhile in Twinkieville... The Unions held their ground and "won". Bet their workers are buttsore.
    Especially since the union guys that put them up to it still have their jobs.
    The Unions believe that they have a mandate after the Obama win. The economy is going backwards to the 1970s and inflation is squeezing businesses. Dennys has started a 5% Obamacare surcharge and medicare taxes are going up next year from 2.3% to 3.8% and that's not to mention that the temporary payroll tax holiday of 2% expires in December. So that's 3.5% more out of your paycheck and should the Bush tax cuts expire a typical family will see a tax increase of $2,200.

    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    Am I the only guy who has lost respect for Chris Christie? I mean, I'm all for bi-partisan cooperation, but his gushing, and more importantly the timing of his gushing about Obama makes him either
    Chris Christie threw Romney under the bus. The election was close and Hurricane Sandy changed the subject from the economy and the Obama foreign policy failures. Christie has is own 2014 election to worry about and New Jersey is a blue state ...

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    Look at Chris Christie's record.
    He is no more than a liberal democrat wrapped in a republican coat.
    Plus he has bent over backwards to appease islamics.

    No, he is never to be worthy of being a president, much less a governor of a state.

    Like many others, he should be thrown out of the republican party.

    We need a new party...how about the American Constitution Party?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Look at Chris Christie's record.
    He is no more than a liberal democrat wrapped in a republican coat.
    Plus he has bent over backwards to appease islamics.

    No, he is never to be worthy of being a president, much less a governor of a state.

    Like many others, he should be thrown out of the republican party.
    I can appreciate the idea of a more liberal Republican running things in a left leaning state. If he manages to reign in spending, and embrace at least the fiscal aspects of being a Republican, I don't have a problem with him flying the flag.

    Electoral politics is it's own ball game, especially at the national level. If you aren't ready to call what Christie did a betrayal, and I think it's debatable, at a minimum, it was a monumental error if you are really playing to win.

    I watched Christie appear on Morning Joe yesterday. He appeared with the Teachers Union boss, bragging about bipartisanship and the wonderful agreement he struck. It boiled down to this. He got the NJ teachers unions to agree to "merit" based bonuses as an incentive. Sounds great at face value. Then came the details.

    1) "Merit" would be determined not by the parents, or standardized testing scores, or even the school administrators. "Merit" would be determined by fellow teachers.
    2) These "Merit" based "incentives" would be paid retroactively for two years, in amounts of five and ten thousand dollars per meritorious teacher per year. How does one incentivize someone to do something in the past?


    When Christie ambled into office, I was hopeful. I truly fear he has gotten high on his own popularity and embraced the idea he can do no wrong. He should take note from Arnold Shwarzenegger, who likely ruined the Republican brand in California for a decade. It would have been better to just have a Democrat in office so people could attach the proper brand to profligate spending, crony capitalism, and corruption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obamanation View Post
    To be fair, I would have not voted for him for president because of his weight alone, but now the guy has given me real reason not to respect or like him, against my own inclinations.
    You obviously have a bad case of hogaphobia! It is unfair to discriminate against people who constantly stuff their faces. It is not their fault and they just cannot help it. * sob *

    Like one formerly obese friend told me, "After I got so fat that I lost site of my pecker, I just started to eat more."

    Christie probably went down several notches with most conservatives after his Obama gusher. I wonder what Obama promised him in return for the pseudo endorsement.

    Yeah, we have had a lot of Republicans throw common sense under the bus lately. Look at how John Roberts twisted the Obamacare issue just to see that it got passed. While Obama was arguing that it is not a tax, it was passed on the basis that it is a tax and Congress does have the right to impose taxes.

    I am all for a new political party that focuses on what is right for America, and not the party agendas. The party agendas on both sides are doing the most damage.

    Our local news said that the union had reached an agreement with Hostess management, but it was rejected by the workers.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Now all those union members of the soon to be defunct Hostess company?

    They want to be hired back by whoever buys out Hostess, etc.

    See how that plays out with Grupo Bimbo!

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