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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    17 Nov '12 03:50
    No mo Twinkies or Ding Dongs (except in the trannie world)
  2. 17 Nov '12 04:51
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    No mo Twinkies or Ding Dongs (except in the trannie world)
    This is nothing more than right winged propoganda. The company cited increased wage, pension, and meidical costs as the reason they went belly up. They say that the dagger in the heart was due to the bakers unions striking.

    This is completly absurd. Everyone knows that Obamacare is affordable and good for America. In addition, if it were not for the unions we would all be working in sweat shops.

    This is an outrage America!! I demand Obama either force them to get back to work and make us twinkies or there will be hell to pay!!
  3. 17 Nov '12 05:32 / 2 edits
    I can't believe the apathy on this sight. We all grew up eating twinkies!!

    These greedy CEO's need to be made an example of. After all, the CEO"s are only in it for the money as where the exploited workers are only in it for the love of twinkie. Obama should buy up this company tomorrow and get those 18,000 workers back to work. It's the American way.

    Then again, does he want to buy them up and deal with the unions?

    Hmm?
  4. 17 Nov '12 06:31
    Won't you sign the petition and help nationalize the Twinkie industry?

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gove/petition/nationalize-twinkie-industry/cJz0ngJR
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    17 Nov '12 06:50
    Yum twinkies dingdong cupcakes mmmmm preservative laden goodness
  6. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    17 Nov '12 07:42
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Yum twinkies dingdong cupcakes mmmmm preservative laden goodness
    Now how's Sasquatch going to get his brain food?
  7. 17 Nov '12 07:52
    Originally posted by whodey
    This is nothing more than right winged propoganda. The company cited increased wage, pension, and meidical costs as the reason they went belly up. They say that the dagger in the heart was due to the bakers unions striking.

    This is completly absurd. Everyone knows that Obamacare is affordable and good for America. In addition, if it were not for the un ...[text shortened]... ma either force them to get back to work and make us twinkies or there will be hell to pay!!
    Really, they said that? I would've thought they would blame their bankruptcy on poor management.
  8. 17 Nov '12 15:06
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Really, they said that? I would've thought they would blame their bankruptcy on poor management.
    Exactly. In fact, every day you hear example after example of these poor managers letting businesses going belly up.

    All we can say is that capitalism no longer works. Won't you sign the petition?
  9. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Nov '12 16:09 / 1 edit
    Perhaps this is a good sign for an obese America? Maybe McDonalds will the next to file for brankruptcy.

    EDIT: Never mind. McDonalds keeps people employed; so ironically, McDonalds is good for America.
  10. 17 Nov '12 16:20
    Originally posted by whodey
    Exactly. In fact, every day you hear example after example of these poor managers letting businesses going belly up.

    All we can say is that capitalism no longer works. Won't you sign the petition?
    Failing businesses going bust seems to me like the way capitalism does and should work.
  11. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    17 Nov '12 20:01
    Originally posted by Soothfast
    Now how's Sasquatch going to get his brain food?
    Guess I'll have to switch to Doritos.

    You're being awfully quiet about this, though...could it be? Are you recognizing that pro-Labor policies now destroy jobs?
  12. 17 Nov '12 20:47
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Guess I'll have to switch to Doritos.

    You're being awfully quiet about this, though...could it be? Are you recognizing that pro-Labor policies now destroy jobs?
    As your good friend Bastiat would say: look at what is unseen, not just what is seen. People aren't going to stop snacking just because they can't buy Twinkies anymore. Hostess' competitors will gain market share and therefore there will be new jobs there. Not necessarily the same amount, but if the competitors can create the same amount of snacks with fewer people it would only be a good thing.
  13. Subscriber KingDavid403
    King David
    17 Nov '12 22:22
    The Facts.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151315904196153&set=a.159645436152.145735.101165966152&type=1
  14. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    17 Nov '12 22:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    As your good friend Bastiat would say: look at what is unseen, not just what is seen. People aren't going to stop snacking just because they can't buy Twinkies anymore. Hostess' competitors will gain market share and therefore there will be new jobs there. Not necessarily the same amount, but if the competitors can create the same amount of snacks with fewer people it would only be a good thing.
    KN: but if the competitors can create the same amount of snacks with fewer people it would only be a good thing.

    Yes, producing things is far more important than people being able to earn a livelihood in Ivory Tower Land.
  15. 17 Nov '12 22:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Yes, producing things is far more important than people being able to earn a livelihood.
    It's the government's responsibility to ensure everyone has access to basic necessities (a trivial task in any modern society), not a corporation's. In Ivory Tower land, people like me can be scientists because there are few people still required to farm crops.